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    "He said Ireland has more than one story": multiple belongings in perspective

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    Focusing on non-fictional and fictional memoirs, respectively Hugo Hamilton's The Speckled People (2003), and Jennifer Johnston's The Gingerbread Woman (2000), this paper addresses the experience of those who find themselves perceiving the world from outside the walls of the Palace of Sans Souci, and who has a result try to work out how their perception may both belong to, and change, the prevailing picture of the world they inhabit

    A Study on Rural labor Markets, Rural Nonfarm Enterprises and Agrarian Reform in the Philippines

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    The Philippine agriculture sector’s limited capacity to absorb the existing rural labor force has led to the demand for nonfarm employment in the rural labor market. Despite its shortcomings, agriculture still remains a vital component to the economy. This paper attempts to bring together and review studies concerning farm and nonfarm linkages, intersectoral linkages and the rural labor markets. It focuses on existing studies analyzing the relationship between farm and nonfarm activities, the nature, structure and composition of nonfarm activities and the linkages of rural nonfarm activities with the other sectors of the economy. On the basis of the survey conducted, research gaps on the area have been identified.labor market, agrarian reform, rural sector, Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program, rural nonfarm enterprise

    Economic Policies and Bankruptcy Institutions: Brazil in a Period of Transition from Colony to Independent Nation

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    This paper studies the legislation on bankruptcy introduced into Brazil by D.João VI (1808-1821) and shows how this legislation was used in this period as an instrument of protection for certain specific economic activities. On one hand, this work deliberately seeks to incorporate institutions into the study of Brazilian economic history, based on the assumption that the lack of interest in the role played by these institutions has hindered a better understanding of the country’s economic development during the Nineteenth Century. On the other hand, this paper introduces new material for the purpose of re-assessing the economic policies enforced in this period. In fact the study of the bankruptcy legislation suggests that one of the Government’s main concern at the time was to promote the development of activities directly related to gold and sugar exports. Therefore the general and popular acceptance of the revolutionary character of the economic policy in this period is challenged.Institutions, Bankruptcy, D. João VI, Legislation