By James Putzel
A CAPTIVE LAND is the 1st significant paintings to handle those questions, concerning formerly unpublished Philippine and US executive records and drawing on interviews with govt representatives, landowners and peasants. It bargains a brand new and unique research of the level of landlessness, possession, and poverty. It highlights the importance of the clash among conservative and liberal methods to reform.
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Non-productive consumption, 30 The Early Modern European Economy and increasingly consumption which was affected by fashion and show as much as by function and use, was a major part of the economy. It is no longer sufficient to concentrate on the history of production in the early modern period without at the same time looking at patterns of consumption and the determinants of those patterns. Equally the ways in which the demand which was generated was serviced, for instance by marketing, wholesale and retail, by the spread of information, both to merchants and producers and to consumers, have to be seen as being of central importance in the economy and in economic development.
This concentration on individual decision and individual strategy has been a key element in the development of games theory in economics. Games theory is concerned with the development and operation of individual and group economic strategies and aims and the ways in which they are pursued; rather than seeing economics in terms of broad historical or theoretical movements, it seeks to model the ways these structures of individual choice and strategy work and how, collectively, they produce the broad observed patterns of particular economies and economic situations.
7 Some migrations were either short-term and over short distances, for instance, agricultural workers moving in search of seasonal work to nearby villages, or were longerterm but seasonal, such as the migrations of pastoral farmers following their animals into the hills in the summer and back down on to the plains in the winter. 8 Other migrations were for longer periods, for example, rural workers moved into the towns and cities to spend some years in search of industrial or commercial work, or they were over longer distances, such as the migration of rural and small-town workers to the new capital cities or to the ports.
A Captive Land: The Politics of Agrarian Reform in the Philippines by James Putzel