Using empirical case materials from the Philippines and referring to rich experiences from different countries historically, this book offers conceptual and practical conclusions that have far-reaching implications for land reform throughout the world.
Examining land reform theory and practice, this book argues that conventional practices have excluded a significant portion of land-based production and distribution relationships, while they have inadvertently included land transfers that do not constitute real redistributive reform.
By direct implication, this book is a critique of both mainstream market led agrarian reform and conventional state-led land reform. It offers an alternative perspective on how to move forward in theory and practice and opens new paths in land policy research.

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Keywords Land reform, Rural poor, Land reform--Government policy, Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program, Philippines
Publisher University of Ottawa Press
Editor Trish O'Reilly
ISBN 978-0-7766-0650-7
Persistent URL
Series Studies in international development and globalization
Borras, S.M, jr. (2007). Pro-Poor Land Reform: a Critique. (Trish O'Reilly, Ed.)Studies in international development and globalization. University of Ottawa Press. Retrieved from