Chapter 7. Land Reform in the Time of Neoliberalism: A Many-Splendored Thing

  1. Becky Mansfield
  1. Wendy Wolford

Published Online: 25 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306750.ch7

Privatization: Property and the Remaking of Nature-Society Relations

Privatization: Property and the Remaking of Nature-Society Relations

How to Cite

Wolford, W. (2008) Land Reform in the Time of Neoliberalism: A Many-Splendored Thing, in Privatization: Property and the Remaking of Nature-Society Relations (ed B. Mansfield), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306750.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2008

Book Series:

  1. Antipode

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175500

Online ISBN: 9781444306750

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Keywords:

  • land reform in time of neoliberalism - many-splendored thing;
  • two dominant approaches to land reform - neoliberal and populist;
  • neoliberal and populist perspectives of land reform differences;
  • labor theory of property;
  • neoliberal version of land reform - life, liberty and right to property;
  • populist version of land reform - land for those who work it;
  • neoliberalism, land reform and labor theory of property in Brazil;
  • Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra (MST) - landless people's movements in Brazil;
  • field note description - settlers in Água Preta and settlers in Southern Brazil

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Labor Theory of Property

  • The Neoliberal Version of Land Reform: Life, Liberty and the Right to Property

  • The Populist Version of Land Reform: Land for Those Who Work It

  • Neoliberalism, Land Reform and the Labor Theory of Property in Brazil

  • Land Reform and Property Rights in Northeastern Brazil

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements

  • Endnotes

  • References