Essays on economic development: pre-independent Algeria at the beginning of the 1900s

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dc.contributor.advisor Simpson, James
dc.contributor.advisor Lampe, Markus
dc.contributor.advisor Roses, Joan R. Maravall Buckwalter, Laura
dc.coverage.spatial east=6.642432999999983; north=36.360155; name=Constantine, Argelia 2017-09-29T09:35:59Z 2017-09-29T09:35:59Z 2017-06 2017-07-20
dc.description Mención Internacional en el título de doctor
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines rural settlement in the department of Constantine in French Algeria at the turn of the twentieth century, shedding light onto the mechanisms through which its agrarian structure was altered. Historians argue that the Algerian economy was transformed during French colonization. With the arrival of the French in the 1830s, the colonial administration aimed to establish a settler rural society based on smallholdings and family farms. Instead, it resulted in a speculative cash crop production colony based on relatively large estates devoted mainly to the cultivation of wheat and wine. It is frequently argued that colonialism forged a dual economy between an Algerian or indigenous “traditional” subsistence rural sector and a settler “modern” export-led one. Additionally, the progressive tendency towards large cash crop estates led to the “crowding out” or decline of smallholding settlers. Thus, on the eve of Independence in 1962, the country was not only endowed with high levels of land inequality and a dual economy and society, but it became clear that the colonial administration had failed to achieve what it had initially hoped for: a smallholding family farm type of settler economy.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.subject.other Desarrollo económico
dc.subject.other Argelia
dc.subject.other Época colonial
dc.title Essays on economic development: pre-independent Algeria at the beginning of the 1900s
dc.type doctoralThesis
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess Programa Oficial de Doctorado en Historia Económica
dc.description.responsability Presidente: Giovanni Federico; Secretario: Ewout H. P. Frankema; Vocal: Alfonso Herranz Loncán
dc.contributor.departamento Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales
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