Accession Number:

AD0488555

Title:

LAND REFORM IN ITALY: OBSERVATIONS ON THE CHANGING FACE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1959-1966

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

279.0

Abstract:

Starting with the attempts of the Roman Republic to control the size of landed estates, the report reviews briefly milestones of land reform and land reclamation in Italy down to the advent of Fascism, in 1922. A brief review and evaluation of Fascist legislation and practice in these fields is followed by a summary of social, economic, and political conditions in southern Italy following World War II, the setting for the land reform of 1950. The achievements of the land reform are reviewed and evaluated in the fields of road construction, housing, rural settlement, and the size and structure of farm production. A small area of 3500 acres, on the island of Sardinia, is reviewed in detail as a sample project illustrative of the principles and methods of the land reform. A final evaluation of the program is followed by appendices containing English translation of the two basic laws of the Italian land reform by statistical tables of basic data illustrating its accomplishments and by a set of maps of each of the land reform districts. Photographs and maps are used throughout the report.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE