Prawo w służbie gospodarki — przepisy szczególne o dziedziczeniu gospodarstw rolnych w Polsce Ludowej
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Law in the Service of Economy. Special Provisions on the Inheritance of Agricultural Holdings in the Polish People’s Republic
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The aim of this article is to arrive at the origin of the implementation of special provisions on the inheritance of agricultural holdings in the 1964 civil code, as well as the role the Ministry of Agriculture played in that process. The analysis focuses first and foremost on the economic motivations which prompted specific decisions regarding the particular solutions concerning inheritance law. Special attention is devoted to the consecutive stages in which legislation gradually limited the right to inherit, in order to prevent excessive division of land and loss of financial resources allocated for investments in a particular sector. In addition to that, the article demonstrates the ways in which judges and notaries were influenced to interpret the law in accordance with the state agricultural policy. Moreover, the author points to real consequences of the implemented rules for the economic sector.
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