The Political Economy of Land Conflict in the Eastern Brazilian Amazon

  title={The Political Economy of Land Conflict in the Eastern Brazilian Amazon},
  author={Cynthia S. Simmons},
  journal={Annals of the Association of American Geographers},
  pages={183 - 206}
  • C. Simmons
  • Published 1 March 2004
  • Economics
  • Annals of the Association of American Geographers
Abstract An important goal of regional development in the Brazilian Amazon was to enhance social welfare and alleviate dire poverty in other parts of the country by providing land to the poor. Nevertheless, both poverty and landlessness have persisted despite development policies that distributed billions of dollars on highway construction, loans, and outright subsidies. Inequitable land distribution has been held as a prime factor in land conflict across the country. Although episodes of… Expand
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