The Limits to Land Reform: The Land Acts in Ireland, 1870–1909*

@article{Guinnane1997TheLT,
  title={The Limits to Land Reform: The Land Acts in Ireland, 1870–1909*},
  author={T. Guinnane and R. Miller},
  journal={Economic Development and Cultural Change},
  year={1997},
  volume={45},
  pages={591 - 612}
}
  • T. Guinnane, R. Miller
  • Published 1997
  • Economics
  • Economic Development and Cultural Change
  • Ireland experienced two great waves of land reform during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Land reform was a central demand of Irish political factions of the time and by acceding to this demand successive British governments hoped to pacify Ireland. This article reconsiders the economic significance of the several Irish land-reform measures by examining them in the context of economic theory and by comparing them to other land-reform episodes in currently developing countries… CONTINUE READING

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