Agriculture pp 27-39 | Cite as

Land Reform and Collectivisation of East European Agriculture

  • Hugh D. Clout
Part of the Studies in Contemporary Europe book series (SCE)


The establishment of Communist regimes in Eastern Europe permitted radical intervention which in theory might have allowed effective agricultural modernisation through amalgamating small family farms into massive collective and state farms. In fact success has been limited, largely through the unpopularity of these changes with some sections of the agricultural population, and in Poland and Yugoslavia the family farm has survived. For this reason it is essential to consider the recent evolution of farming in East European countries in some detail.


State Farm Land Reform Communist Regime Land Occupation East European Country 
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© Hugh D. Clout 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugh D. Clout
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  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity College LondonUK

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