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From Peasants to Farmers? Agrarian Reforms and Modernisation in Twentieth Century Romania

A Case Study: Bordei Verde Commune in Braila County

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Cornel Micu

The underdevelopment of agriculture was an important subject during the negotiations for Romania’s accession to the European Union. The problem of backwardness in rural areas is, however, far from new and during the twentieth century several agrarian reforms attempted to resolve it. In order to determine the causes of their failure, this volume focuses on a region in the South-Eastern part of Romania, and investigates the activity of three sets of social actors directly involved in agricultural policy: the national elites, who formulated the modernisation programmes, the administration, who implemented them, and the peasants, who had to deal with their effects. The book covers a period of ninety years, from 1917 until 2007, and attempts to determine the long-term results of modernisation policies.

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A chart for the classification of the major components of boundary transactions and controls between two territorial systems .................................. 31 Types and levels of exit according to Stein Rokkan ........................................... 32 Growth of the members of the Eastern European communist parties at the end of WW II ............................................................................................. 41 Evolution of numbers of workers and administrative staff in the Romanian industry between 1922 and 1931 ......................................................................... 53 State property in 1933 ......................................................................................... 95 Distribution of the agricultural and arable land according to property forms in April 1962 ............................................................................................................ 97 Numerical evolution of the collective farms (1949-1956) .................................. 99 Numerical evolution of associations for working the land (1952-1956) .......... 100 Investments in Romanian agriculture according to the discussion at the party plenum in August 1953 ............................................................................ 102 Growth of the urban population in Romania .................................................... 104 Numerical growth of the ministerial offices during the twentieth century ....... 120 Romanian population engaged in agriculture and administration throughout the interwar period .......................................................................... 122 The evolution of professionalized staff in Romanian agriculture (1960-1989) 127 The level of education of the administrative staff employed by the collective farms in the Galati region (1965) ...................................................................... 129 The professionalized staff in the Romanian agriculture according to the sector of employment ........................................................................................ 130 Differences between the surfaces of land registered in the case of Spiru M. Stilu Estate in Lişcoteanca village, Brăila county ............................................. 134 Land surfaces distributed to the villagers in the studied area following the agrarian reform in 1921 ..................................................................................... 138 List of the identified mayors of Bordei Verde commune during the interwar period .................................................................................................. 151 Auxiliary income sources of the...

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