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Land Reform in Russia: Institutional Design and Behavioral Responses

Stephen K. Wegren


This book presents an account of Russia's land reform initiatives from the late 1980s to today. In Russia, a country controlling more land than any other nation, land ownership is central to structures of power, class division, and agricultural production. The aim of Russian land reform for the past thirty years—to undo the collectivization of the Soviet era and encourage public ownership—has been largely unsuccessful. To understand this failure, this book examines contemporary land reform policies in terms of legislation, institutional structure, and human behavior. Using extensive survey dat ... More

Keywords: Russia, land reform, land ownership, class division, agricultural production, collectivization, public ownership, household behaviors, socioeconomic status, family size

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780300150971
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300150971.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen K. Wegren, author