Mahdavy, Hossein
October 1965
Foreign Affairs;Oct65, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p134
The article focuses on the significance of land reform in the Iranian government's efforts to implement social change in the country. The author shares a brief overview on the structural changes of the regime in Iran during the last decade. The pace of land reform in Iran was dictated mainly by the social and political uprising following the economic crisis of 1960-1961, leaving the Iranian economy in a depression until the end of 1964. Land reform in Iran was conceived as a two-stage operation. The weakest component of land reform in Iran has been its failure to change technological and organizational aspects of agricultural production. Opposition forces are inclined toward accepting violence as the only means to address Iran's ills.


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