A survey of academic approaches to agrarian transformation in post-war Greece

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Discussed here are the interpretations of agrarian transformation in Greece during the post-war period. These are divided roughly into developmentalist, populist and ethnographic arguments. Emphasis is placed on the necessity of an interdisciplinary method in order to understand patterns of rural change, without attributing a determining role either to a political economy perspective or to an a-historical concept of community. Using the example of ethnohistory, this survey argues for an effective comparative ethnography of rural change, thereby overcoming the usual distinction between macro and micro-analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-90
Number of pages22
JournalThe Journal of Peasant Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007


  • agrarian change
  • agricultural history
  • interdisciplinary approach
  • political economy
  • post-war
  • rural economy
  • Eurasia
  • Europe
  • Greece
  • Southern Europe

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