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People in villages: Micro-level studies in political economy

Bates, Robert H. (1978) People in villages: Micro-level studies in political economy. World Politics, 31 (1). pp. 129-149. ISSN 0043-8871. doi:10.2307/2009970.

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Recent micro-level studies of rural communities in the developing areas address themselves to three basic issues: (1) What are the major external forces that determine the welfare of persons residing in rural areas? (2) How do peasants respond to these forces? (3) What ethical evaluations are to be made of the outcome of the encounter between peasant communities and the forces intruding upon them from their environment? By addressing these questions, and by formulating and utilizing explicit models of peasant behavior, these studies provide a coherent approach to the study of the developing areas.

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Additional Information:© Trustees of Princeton University 1978. I wish to acknowledge the comments of Morris Fiorina, John Ferejohn, Morgan Kousser, Bruce Cain, Gary Miller, Thayer Scudder, and David Laitin. Particularly helpful were the comments of Roger Noll and Samuel Popkin. I also want to acknowledge the financial assistance of the National Science Foundation (Grant NSF #SOC77–08573). Formerly SSWP 195.
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