Land reform (Land settlement and cooperatives)
Original hosted in "Organic.Edunet", contributed by Social Updater
Modern discussions of rural development focus on the relationship between state and market but in fact extend to the relationships between state and associations and state and community. State market, community and associations must all be taken into account, as they represent the different levels of any social order.
State/market. In the present period, radical thinkers would say that either the world is recreated through the image of the market or the state is the sole designer of the world in which citizens live. Their respective zones of influence are decisive in the consensus-building process. If the reconciliation between state and market is unbalanced and without synergies, then a destructive confrontation arises. There is a new method of perception based on the amplified economic liberties we have witnessed, a common milestone of which is the concept of property, owing to the fact that state properties have diminished in most parts of the world and other forms of property have emerged. Even though there is a tendency to label them all as private property, they include a wide range from individual and family to corporate and cooperative property. In this context the state must assure plurality in the different forms of property. The state and market need each other but. in order to guarantee a productive relationship between the two, the norms of their interactions must be rendered public and revisable.