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'Goths and Vandals' or 'Civilised' Farmers? Common Lands and Agricultural Productivity in Early 20th Century Spain

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dc.contributor.author Beltrán, Francisco
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-25T11:40:07Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-25T11:40:07Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8889
dc.description.abstract "By analysing the different factors affecting labour agricultural productivity in early 20th century Spain, this paper shows that common lands were not detrimental to agricultural development. Even though privatisation fostered output per worker by bringing more land into cultivation, the role of the commons as provider of pasture and fertilising materials counteracted that effect, especially in humid regions. The supposed advantages of dismantling the communal regime are thus not supported by the data, so liberal thinkers were simply wrong or, given who mostly benefited from the sales, were seeking to promote vested interests." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.subject productivity en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.subject IASC
dc.title 'Goths and Vandals' or 'Civilised' Farmers? Common Lands and Agricultural Productivity in Early 20th Century Spain en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Commentory en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country Spain en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.subject.sector History en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Commoners and the Changing Commons: Livelihoods, Environmental Security, and Shared Knowledge, the Fourteenth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates June 3-7 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Mt. Fuji, Japan en_US


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