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Paige' agrarian revolution supplied a theoretical framework which creatively explores the linkage among types of financial and social association and collective political routine

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_ . ' . 2. FigureL2 indicates that land as the source of income leads to a servile labor force, which in turn leads to opposition to workers' rights arid consequently politicized conflict. labor, less opposition to the cultivator rights, and, consequently, economic conflict over the distribution of income. Differences in labor recruitment as well as differences in economic power which depend on the source of upper-class income lead to similar patterns of class conflict although by different intervening causal chains.

This political difference is a result of the fact that small cultivators tend to carryon their productive activities in relative isolation(while agricultural wage laborers a. )The relative isolation of small cultivators applies equally to peasants and c9mmercial farmers. Peasant selfreliance was the basis of Marx's explanation of the absence of class-based political organization among the French peasantry: The small-holding peasants form a vast mass, the members of which live in similar conditions but withollt entering into manifold relations with one another.

In the case of producers' cooperatives in small holding systems or labor unions in industrial plantations, the effect of such collective organization is to increase the share of the profits going to the workers. d to ~~JYin. In- fact the upper classes may realize some potential gains from unionization or cooperative organization. The union provides a disciplined, efficient, responsible labor force which can be valuable in a capital-intensive organization like an industrial plantation. '~s of labor can lead to costly,~' idleness.

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