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The great retreat: pastoralism in the arid tropics

Roy, Tirthankar (2022) The great retreat: pastoralism in the arid tropics. Economic History Working Papers (344). London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

The decline of pastoralism in the arid tropics during the twentieth century, generating livelihood stress and violent conflicts, remains an under-researched subject in economic history. Although political stances were sometimes discriminatory towards pastoralists, the decline was largely the unintended consequence of four factors: colonial legacy, property right, development policy, and technological shifts. The paper discusses these four factors and shows that each one of these drivers represented a response to the challenges of development of the world’s dry tropics.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: https://www.lse.ac.uk/Economic-History/Working-Pap...
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: Economic History
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
JEL classification: N - Economic History > N1 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations > N10 - General, International, or Comparative
N - Economic History > N5 - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment, and Extractive Industries > N50 - General, International, or Comparative
N - Economic History > N5 - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment, and Extractive Industries > N55 - Asia including Middle East
N - Economic History > N5 - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment, and Extractive Industries > N57 - Africa; Oceania
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2022 13:21
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2022 13:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/115698

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