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The Resource Local politics and the dynamics of property in Africa, Christian Lund

Local politics and the dynamics of property in Africa, Christian Lund

Label
Local politics and the dynamics of property in Africa
Title
Local politics and the dynamics of property in Africa
Statement of responsibility
Christian Lund
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Access to land and property is vital to people's livelihoods in rural, peri-urban, and urban areas in Africa. People exert tremendous energy to have land claims recognized as rights with a variety of political, administrative, and legal institutions. This book provides a detailed analysis of how public authority and the state are formed through debates and struggles over property in the Upper East Region of Ghana. While scarcity may indeed promote exclusivity, the evidence from this book shows that when there are many institutions competing for the right to authorize claims to land, the result of an effort to unify and clarify the law is to intensify competition among them and weaken their legitimacy. The book explores how state divestiture of land in 1979 encouraged competition between customary authorities and how the institution of the earthpriest was revived. Such processes are key to understanding property and authority in Africa
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lund, Christian
Dewey number
333.309667
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD1022.Z63
LC item number
L86 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Land tenure
  • Right of property
  • Local government
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Land tenure
  • Local government
  • Right of property
  • Ghana
Label
Local politics and the dynamics of property in Africa, Christian Lund
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-196) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "This situation is incongruous in the extreme" : the history of land policies in the upper regions of Ghana -- Who owns Bolgatanga? : the revival of the earthpriest and emerging tensions over property -- Seizing opportunities : chieftaincy, land, and local administration -- Settled facts or facts to settle : land conflicts under institutional uncertainty -- "Bawku is still volatile" : ethnopolitical conflict and state recognition -- The rent of nonenforcement : access to forests resources -- Small dams and fluid tenure -- Conclusion
Control code
235946155
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 200 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511394775
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)235946155
Label
Local politics and the dynamics of property in Africa, Christian Lund
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-196) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "This situation is incongruous in the extreme" : the history of land policies in the upper regions of Ghana -- Who owns Bolgatanga? : the revival of the earthpriest and emerging tensions over property -- Seizing opportunities : chieftaincy, land, and local administration -- Settled facts or facts to settle : land conflicts under institutional uncertainty -- "Bawku is still volatile" : ethnopolitical conflict and state recognition -- The rent of nonenforcement : access to forests resources -- Small dams and fluid tenure -- Conclusion
Control code
235946155
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 200 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511394775
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)235946155

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