Competing Jurisdictions: Settling Land Claims In Africa

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Sandra Evers, Marja Spierenburg, Harry Wels
BRILL, 2005 - Social Science - 363 pages
This book is about the politicking and strife over land between various stakeholders on the African continent, including Madagascar. It is about attempts to control land tenure 'from above' and about local manoeuvring 'from below'. The contributing authors analyse the intricate relations between the central government, the local government and grassroots level institutions.
 

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COMPETING JURISDICTIONS SETTLING LAND CLAIMS IN AFRICA INCLUDING MADAGASCAR
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COMMUNAL TENURE FROM ABOVE AND FROM BELOW LAND RIGHTS AUTHORITY AND LIVELIHOODS IN RURAL SOUTH AFRICA
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LAND TENURE REFORM IN SOUTH AFRICA A FOCUS ON THE MORAVIAN CHURCH LAND IN THE WESTERN CAPE
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CONTESTATION CONFUSION AND CORRUPTION MARKETBASED LAND REFORM IN ZAMBIA
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WE FOUGHT THE WAR TO RETURN TO THE OLD WAYS CONFLICTS ABOUT LAND REFORMS IN DANDE NORTHERN ZIMBABWE
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FRACTIONATING LOCAL LEADERSHIP CREATED AUTHORITY AND MANAGEMENT OF STATE LAND IN ZIMBABWE
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FIRSTCOMERS AND LATECOMERS THE ROLE OF NARRATIVES IN LAND CLAIMS
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TRUMPING THE ANCESTORS THE CHALLENGES OF IMPLEMENTING A LAND REGISTRATION SYSTEM IN MADAGASCAR
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THE STRUGGLE FOR LAND RIGHTS IN THE CONTEXT OF MULTIPLE NORMATIVE ORDERS IN TANZANIA
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TRADITIONAL ADDITIONAL AUTHORITIES IN UGANDA AND THE MANAGEMENT OF LEGISLATIVELY DECENTRALISED FOREST RE...
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PARTICIPATIVE APPROACHES AND DECENTRALIZED MANAGEMENT OF THE SAMORI FOREST IN THE BAYE MUNICIPALITY MOPTI...
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INSIDERS OUT FOREST ACCESS THROUGH VILLAGE CHIEFS IN SENEGAL
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FIGHTING OVER CRUMBS? SMALL VALLEYS IN WEST AFRICA AS A NEW LOCUS OF LAND
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List of contributors
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Index
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STATE FORMATION ACCESS TO THE COMMONS AND AUTOCHTHONY AMONG THE BERBERS OF THE MIDDLE ATLAS MOROCCO
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LAND AND THE POLITICS OF IDENTITY THE CASE OF ANYWAANUER RELATIONS IN THE GAMBELLA REGION
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Sandra J.T.M. Evers, Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Amsterdam (2001), is Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She specialises in South West Indian Ocean studies, with a particular focus on Madagascar and the Seychelles. Her earlier publications include People without history: the tombless in the Extreme Southern Highlands of Madagascar. Lova/Inheritance: Past and Present in Madagascar. Michigan Discussions in Anthropology, vol. 14, pp. 37-52 (University of Michigan, 2003) and Constructing history, culture and inequality. The Betsileo in the extreme southern highlands of Madagascar (Brill, 2002).
Marja J. Spierenburg, Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Amsterdam (2003), is Assistant Professor at the Dept. Culture, Organisation and Management, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Earlier publications on natural resource management and spirit possession include The quest for fruition through Ngoma (co-edited with R. van Dijk and R. Reis. James Currey, 2000) and Strangers, spirits, and land reforms. Conflicts about land in Dande, northern Zimbabwe (Brill 2004).
Harry Wels, Ph.D. (2000) in Organisational Anthropology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, is Associate Professor at the Dept. Culture, Organisation and Management, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He has published broadly on issues of organisational co-operation in southern Africa, including 'Formidable fences. Organisational co-operation and boundary bullies in Zimbabwe', in: Paulsen, N. and Hernes, T. (eds.), Managing Boundaries in organisations. Multiple perspectives, (New York: Palgrave, 2003) and Private wildlife conservation in Zimbabwe. Joint ventures and reciprocity (Brill, 2003).

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