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Agrarian Populism in Colonial and Postcolonial Malawi

Green, Erik LU (2011) In African Studies Review 54(3). p.143-164
Abstract
This article analyses continuity and change of the agrarian doctrine in colonial and postcolonial Malawi. It engages in a classic debate about images and polices concerning African farming. The article argues that the agrarian doctrine must be related to the broader notion of agrarian populism, more specifically to Chayanov's notion of the logic of the peasant family farm. Employing this broader approach allows a striking continuity of the agrarian doctrine to be revealed. Calls for changes of local institutions did not signify attempts to promote rural transformation, but contained strategies to increase the economic independence of the precapitalist family farm.
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African Studies Review
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54
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143 - 164
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African Studies Association
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0002-0206
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10.1353/arw.2011.0046
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  abstract     = {This article analyses continuity and change of the agrarian doctrine in colonial and postcolonial Malawi. It engages in a classic debate about images and polices concerning African farming. The article argues that the agrarian doctrine must be related to the broader notion of agrarian populism, more specifically to Chayanov's notion of the logic of the peasant family farm. Employing this broader approach allows a striking continuity of the agrarian doctrine to be revealed. Calls for changes of local institutions did not signify attempts to promote rural transformation, but contained strategies to increase the economic independence of the precapitalist family farm.},
  author       = {Green, Erik},
  issn         = {0002-0206},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {143--164},
  publisher    = {African Studies Association},
  series       = {African Studies Review},
  title        = {Agrarian Populism in Colonial and Postcolonial Malawi},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/arw.2011.0046},
  volume       = {54},
  year         = {2011},
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