Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Social Work

First Advisor

Hedley, M.


Sociology, Social Structure and Development.




This study examines the relationship between Yugoslav policy toward developing the agricultural sector of the economy and the outcome of underdevelopment. More specifically, the study examines the theoretical basis of socialist transformation embedded in Marxist theory of development, and the way this has contributed to the perception of the agrarian structure in post-war Yugoslavia. While policy stressed the superiority of the public sector, we now find that government officials are encouraging the survival of the private farms. Moreover, scientists are now suggesting that the individual private sector produces a larger part of the total agricultural production in comparison to the social sector. In the conclusion part of the study, we propose that it is essential to recognize that Yugoslav preoccupation with industrialization obscured a number of important aspects of the development of Yugoslav society and caused to overlook the system of management at the level of individual households. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 30-03, page: 0579. Chairperson: M. Hedley. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1990.