1. Landlord abolition and the rural order: Egypt, India; 2. Richer peasants and the state: East Africa, Papua New Guinea; 3. Rightest regimes and peasant societies: Iran, Southeast Asia; 4. Leftist regimes and their peasantries: Ethiopia, China, Vietnam; Index.
"...this pithy little book bodes fair to become a classic among Third World studies." Foreign Affairs "The writing is generally clear and to the point...The discussions around the Wiles lectures in Belfast in 1994 obviously were lively and this is an appropriate memento of them." Peter Lyon, International History Review