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FARMER COOPERATIVES VERSUS COLLECTIVE FARMS American Studies on Ukrainian Problems

FARMER COOPERATIVES VERSUS COLLECTIVE FARMS
American Studies on Ukrainian Problems

Contents

Chapter One. The roots of the poverty: the case of Ukrainian collective farms

1.1. A look to the earlier history

1.2. The forgotten reform or Stolypin's Renaissance

1.3. First Ukrainian cooperatives

1.4. The heritage of the collectivization

1.5. The heritage of the collectivization (continued)

1.6. An "era of great promises"

1.7. Pluses and minuses of "perestroika"

1.8. Is communism over?

Chapter Two. A road to success: the case of the U.S. farmer cooperatives

2.1. Who is who in American agriculture

2.2. Fundamental principles

2.3. Organizational heterogeneity

2.4. Democratic management

2.5. Marketing alternatives

2.6. Financial stability

2.7. Structural dynamics

2.8. Antitrust provisions

Chapter Three. A model of an alternative organizational structure for agriculture of Ukraine

3.1. Unavoidable privatization

3.2. Selfrunning institutions and competitive environment

3.3. Cooperative initiative

3.4. The municipal reform

Postscriptum: Towards possible consequences of the market economy transformation in Ukrainian agriculture

Selected bibliography

List of interviews