The Agrarian Question in the Neoliberal Era

The Agrarian Question in the Neoliberal Era

Primitive Accumulation and the Peasantry
Sam Moyo, Utsa Patnaik


Issa Shivji

Part One – The Agrarian Question in the Neoliberal Era
Utsa Patnaik
1 Introduction
2 Advanced country living standards and developing country lands
3 Was there an agricultural revolution in England?
4 The fallacy of Ricardo's theory
5 The unacceptably high cost of free trade
6 The new primitive accumulation and the land question today
7 Concluding remarks
Appendix to Part One

Part Two – Moyo on Patnaik: a Focus on Southern Africa
Rebuilding African Peasantries: inalienability of land rights and collective food sovereignty in Southern Africa?
Sam Moyo
1 Introduction: African peasantries and agrarian transformation
2 Primitive accumulation by dispossession in Africa: trends
3 The crisis of capitalism and renewed land grabbing towards plantation economies
4 Technological repression under neoliberalism
5 Unequal trade and agrarian compression
6 Concluding remarks
7 References