Revista de Economia e Sociologia Rural
Print version ISSN 0103-2003
ARAUJO JUNIOR, Ari Francisco de; SHIKIDA, Claudio and ALVARENGA, Patrícia Silva. Economia política da disputa por terras em Minas Gerais. Rev. Econ. Sociol. Rural [online]. 2008, vol.46, n.3, pp. 803-830. ISSN 0103-2003. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-20032008000300009.
The article analyzes the determinants of the probability of dispute over land (conflicts, occupations and settlement projects) in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Through the use of a logit model, we found that the main influences are political and economical ones. Apparently, the behavior of the agrarian reform's supporters follows the political incentive, with fewer occurrences of conflicts in towns governed by political allies. By other hand, the economical determinants - degree of poverty and the economic growth - have negative impacts on it.
Keywords : agrarian development; political economy; regional economics.