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Economics; Faculty of Social Sciences
Peasants, plantations and a place for people: Continuities in the analysis of George Beckford and W. Arthur Lewis
Levitt, Kari; Witter, Michael
The critical tradition of Caribbean political economy: The legacy of George Beckford
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Ian Randle in association with the George Beckford Foundation
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Seeks to identify continuities in the analysis of the peasant plantation dichotomy in the work of W. Arthur Lewis and George Beckford. Highlights elements of an underlying unity in their socio-economic analysis by comparing the positions they take on the role of the peasantry and the planters in the history of the Caribbean and the assessments they make of the impact of the plantation system on its political economy. Examines the central role that agricultural production plays in the work of both writers and the policy positions that they share with respect to agrarian reform. Concludes that there is a sameness in their analysis that underlies the continuities that are easily identified in their peasant/plantation analysis, seen in terms of common orientation, common method, and common insights.....