Land Reform

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Land Reform

Any direct action by a government to change who owns land in a country. For example, a government may confiscate property held by large, foreign corporations and distribute it among poor and small farmers. Land reform is highly controversial whenever it is practiced.
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We argue that the redistribution of land inscribed limits or boundaries which perceived opponents of the regime were reminded not to violate (in this case the former colonial master, Britain and her allies).
would have permitted events to take the calamitous course that followed under Johnson." (21) Harris concedes that Lincoln's conservative approach to the use of federal power would have probably meant that he would be slow to adopt solutions as radical as the Stevens plan for the redistribution of land to ex-slaves; but he also points out that it is not beyond the scope of reasonable imagination that "unforeseeable contingencies, such as terror campaigns to undermine black freedom and loyal control, might have compelled [Lincoln] to adjust his Southern policy to meet new realities.
Malkovich plays Kristof, a character based on real Hungarian Count Michael Karolyi, an exiled member of the aristocracy who returned to government in an ill-fated attempt to get his country a decent deal in the redistribution of land that followed the Great War.
As Ogden drives from southern, Saxon Transylvania to the eastern Szekely heartlands, he observes the damage done through the imposition of Communism and the subsequent indiscriminate redistribution of land.
This fabulous book offers nuanced, thorough, and incisive analysis of the gender politics of Chile's agrarian reform, one of the most extensive in the world in terms of its redistribution of land. The author adeptly tracks the transformation of family and sexual arrangements that accompanied the agrarian reform's massive redistribution of land and its political mobilization of the rural poor.
Over the last two decades Mexico ended its revolutionary-era redistribution of land and dismantled its supports to the agricultural sector.
Irregularities in redistribution of land have also enriched scamsters who helped Mugabe rig the recent election.
There had been concerns over security following international condemnation of president Robert Mugabe's policy of enforced redistribution of land previously owned by white farmers.
The shortage in Zimbabwe is in part due to the government's hurried redistribution of Land from white commercial farmers to landless black peasants.
Maoist guerrillas have been fighting for the redistribution of land to poor peasants in Bihar, one of India's most impoverished states.
The redistribution of land increases human proximity to and encroachment into forest fragments.
'We are disappointed', the leaders continued, 'by the partisan and biased manner in which a sector of the international media has misrepresented the land policy of the government of Zimbabwe which seeks to effect a just and equitable redistribution of land in a situation where one per cent of the population owns over seventy per cent of the best arable land'.