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dc.contributor.editorTakeuchi, Shinichi
dc.description.abstractThis open access book offers unique in-depth, comprehensive, and comparative analyses of the motivations, context, and outcomes of recent land reforms in Africa. Whereas a considerable number of land reforms have been carried out by African governments since the 1990s, no systematic analysis on their meaning has so far been conducted. In the age of land reform, Africa has seen drastic rural changes. Analysing the relationship between those reforms and change, the chapters in this book reveal not only their socio-economic outcomes, such as accelerated marketisation of land, but also their political outcomes, which have often been contrasting. Countries such as Rwanda and Mozambique have utilised land reform to strengthen state control over land, but other countries, such as Ghana and Zambia, have seen the rise in power of traditional chiefs in managing the land. The comparative perspective of this book clarifies new features of African social changes, which are carefully investigated by area experts. Providing new perspectives on recent land reform, this book will have a considerable impact on scholars as well as policymakers.
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPB Comparative politics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJH African history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPH Political structure & processes
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPS International relations
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTF Development studies
dc.subject.otherOpen Access
dc.subject.otherLand Tenure
dc.subject.otherGovernance in Africa
dc.subject.otherPost-Cold War Land Reforms in Africa
dc.subject.otherLand Reforms in Africa
dc.subject.otherState-Building in Africa
dc.subject.otherSouth Africa
dc.titleAfrican Land Reform Under Economic Liberalisation
dc.title.alternativeStates, Chiefs, and Rural Communities
oapen.imprintSpringer Singapore

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