OWNERSHIP CHANGES ON ARABLE LAND IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

The subject matter of this paper is empirical investigation of the decisions of public policy making on the issue of arable land ownership during the two centuries of Serbian agricultural development. The goal of this investigation was to shed new light on the causes of long term economic backwardness of The Republic of Serbia. Following relevant historical facts that are incorporated in this work, we found constant and common factor to all historical phases of the development of land property rights. Our hypothesis was that frequent and insufficiently transparent changes of land property relations have always negatively affected economic activity because they left no time for strengthening the legal security of property owners. The result of our study is that the problem of ambiguity definition of land property rights in Serbian legislation has created room for inconsistencies in the implementation of agrarian reforms after the First and the Second World War. Special attention is paid to current changes in land ownership that take place within the process of denationalization and restitution of property seized after World War II, which are very slow and also inconsistent themselves.


Variant title:
SVOJINSKE PROMENE NA POLJOPRIVREDNOM ZEMLJIĊ TU U REPUBLICI SRBIJI U ISTORIJSKOJ PERSPEKTIVI
Editor(s):
Cvijanovic, Drago
Issue Date:
2012-10
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 0352-3462 UDC 338.43:63 CIP 33:63(497.11) COBISS.SR-ID 27671 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/140874
Published in:
Economics of Agriculture, Volume 59, Number 3
Page range:
447-459
Total Pages:
13
JEL Codes:
P26; Q15
Note:
Review Article
Series Statement:
Economics of Agriculture 3/2012
UDC: 332.025.28:631.11(497.11)




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