The Politburo notes and other archival sources demonstrate that Gorbachev long wanted to decollectivize
agriculture and to provide farms with market incentives.
Rather, it seeks to decollectivize
responsibility by teaching us to distinguish between the acts that individuate us and the thoughts that do not.
Since 1991, the government has sought to decollectivize
agriculture by breaking down collectives and state farms into smaller units and redistributing land and animals to households.
The election of the first Thatcher Government in 1979 marked a range of basic, yet far reaching, changes in the attitude of the state and ushered in a range of changes designed to combat inflation and to decollectivize
the economy (Colling and Ferner, 1995).
A better answer is to depoliticize, or at least to decollectivize
, the response to sexualizing acts.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Communist states of Eastern Europe, there have been few attempts to decollectivize
agriculture in these regions except where forces originating outside agriculture have tried to destroy the collective system, and resistance has sprung up whenever the idea has been raised.
Thus it was not an accident that Deng seized the first opportunity to decollectivize
agriculture, when he and his associates took decisive steps to change the course of development.