The Politics of Land

The Politics of Land

This volume renews the political sociology of land.

Author: Tim Bartley

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787564275

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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This volume renews the political sociology of land. Chapters examine dynamics of political control and contention in a range of settings, including land grabs in Asia and Africa, expulsions and territorial control in South America, environmental regulation in Europe, and controversies over fracking, gentrification, and property taxes in the USA.
Categories: Political Science

Livelihood and Resistance

Livelihood and Resistance

Livelihood and Resistance examines a Peruvian highland community where rural resistance has been endemic for over a century.

Author: Gavin A. Smith

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520063651

Category: History

Page: 279

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Livelihood and Resistance examines a Peruvian highland community where rural resistance has been endemic for over a century. Gavin Smith explores the way in which the villagers' daily economic interests and their political struggles contribute to their social and political identity.
Categories: History

The Unsettled Land

The Unsettled Land

This book engages with current debates on land and politics in Africa and provides a much needed historical narrative of the Zimbabwean case.

Author: Jocelyn Alexander

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 0852558929

Category: Land tenure

Page: 230

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This book engages with current debates on land and politics in Africa and provides a much needed historical narrative of the Zimbabwean case.
Categories: Land tenure

The Politics of Land Reform in Africa

The Politics of Land Reform in Africa

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Author: Ambreena Manji

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 1842774956

Category: Political Science

Page: 149

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Across Africa land is being commodified: private ownership is replacing communal and customary tenure; Farms are turned into collateral for rural credit markets.Law reform is at the heart of this revolution. The Politics of Land Reform in Africa casts a critical spotlight on this profound change in African land economy. The book illuminates the key role of legislators, legal consultants and academics in tenure reform. These players exert their influence by translating the economic and regulatory interests of the World Bank, civil society groups and commercial lenders in to questions of law. Drawing on political economy and actor-network theory The Politics of Land Reform in Africa is an indispensable contribution to the study of agrarian change in developing countries.
Categories: Political Science

The Politics of Possession

The Politics of Possession

This book includes some of the latest theoretical work on the dynamics of access, property and authority.

Author: Thomas Sikor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444322915

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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The Politics of Possession investigates how struggles overaccess to resources and political power constitute property andauthority recursively. Such dynamics are integral to stateformation in societies characterized by normative and legalpluralism. Includes some of the latest theoretical work on the dynamics ofaccess and property and how they are joined to questions of powerand authority Explores how access to resources is often contested and rifewith conflict, particularly in post-colonial and post-socialistcountries Offers a thought-provoking approach to the study of everydayprocesses of state formation Shows how the process of seeking authorization for propertyclaims works to legitimize the authorizers, and the effortsundertaken by politico-legal institutions to gain legitimacyunderpin and undermine various claims of access and property Contributors explore from a wide empirical compass of originalresearch spanning Latin America, Africa, South-East Asia, andEastern Europe
Categories: Political Science

Words and Silences

Words and Silences

A fascinating investigation into how Aboriginal women communicate their knowledge to gain a public voice and recognition of their rights to land.

Author: Peggy Brock

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1864489472

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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A fascinating investigation into how Aboriginal women communicate their knowledge to gain a public voice and recognition of their rights to land.
Categories: Social Science

People Land and Politics

People  Land  and Politics

This volume offers a series of in-depth discussions not only of the republican manpower and census figures but also of the abundant archaeological data.

Author: Luuk de Ligt

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004171183

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 654

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Recent research has called into question the orthodox view that the last two centuries of the Roman Republic witnessed a decline of the free rural population. Yet the implications of the alternative reconstructions of Italy's demographic history that have been proposed have never been explored systematically. This volume offers a series of in-depth discussions not only of the republican manpower and census figures but also of the abundant archaeological data. It also explores the growth of cities, especially Rome, and the changing distribution of the population over the Italian landscape. On the rural side it addresses the interplay between demographic, economic, and legal developments and the background to the Gracchan land reforms. Finally it examines the political implications of demographic growth and large-scale migration to the provinces. The volume as a whole demonstrates that demography is the key to many aspects of Italy's economic, social, military, and political history.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Resolvable Conflict

A Resolvable Conflict

Author: Donna Pankhurst

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105070691584

Category: Land reform

Page: 164

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Categories: Land reform

Autocracy and Redistribution

Autocracy and Redistribution

Yet comprehensive historical data to test this claim has been lacking. This book shows that land redistribution - the most consequential form of redistribution in the developing world - occurs more often under dictatorship than democracy.

Author: Michael Albertus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316404683

Category: Political Science

Page:

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When and why do countries redistribute land to the landless? What political purposes does land reform serve, and what place does it have in today's world? A long-standing literature dating back to Aristotle and echoed in important recent works holds that redistribution should be both higher and more targeted at the poor under democracy. Yet comprehensive historical data to test this claim has been lacking. This book shows that land redistribution - the most consequential form of redistribution in the developing world - occurs more often under dictatorship than democracy. It offers a novel theory of land reform and develops a typology of land reform policies. Albertus leverages original data spanning the world and dating back to 1900 to extensively test the theory using statistical analysis and case studies of key countries such as Egypt, Peru, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe. These findings call for rethinking much of the common wisdom about redistribution and regimes.
Categories: Political Science

The Color of the Land

The Color of the Land

By telling this story, David Chang contributes to the history of racial construction and nationalism as well as to southern, western, and Native American history.

Author: David A. Chang

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807833650

Category: History

Page: 293

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Color of the Land: Race, Nation, and the Politics of Landownership in Oklahoma, 1832-1929
Categories: History

Social Movements Law and the Politics of Land Reform

Social Movements  Law and the Politics of Land Reform

Social Movements, Law and the Politics of Land Reform investigates how rural
social movements are struggling for land reform against the background of
ambitious but unfulfilled constitutional promises evident in much of the
developing world ...

Author: George Meszaros

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135908652

Category: Law

Page: 216

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Social Movements, Law and the Politics of Land Reform investigates how state and rural social movements are struggling for land reform against the background of a re-emergence of constitutional promises and projects in much of the developing world.
Categories: Law

Israel and the Politics of Land

Israel and the Politics of Land

Yaacob is conservative in his political outlook. He does not ... Thus it is
appropriate for them to be here in Jerusalem and elsewhere in this land. Before
... of ownership? How will she relate to Arabs in 12 ISRAEL AND THE POLITICS
OF LAND.

Author: Wallace Eugene March

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664251218

Category: Religion

Page: 104

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March gives special attention to the current reality of the state of Israel, the history and biblical data regarding the significance of land, and a theological understanding of the relationship of biblical Israel to contemporary Israel.
Categories: Religion

The Politics of Land and Food Scarcity

The Politics of Land and Food Scarcity

Moreover, to increase volumes, traditional environmentally respectful methods
require larger tracts of land, an option, as we have seen, which is difficult to carry
through. On the other hand, intensive methods consume less soil as regards land
 ...

Author: Paolo De Castro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415638234

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 154

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"In recent years the issue of food security has become centre stage in the global agenda. Through a multidisciplinary approach, this book provides an overview of the new global challenges connected with land, food supply and agriculture. It does not simply raise the debate; rather it aspires to move forward the debate that has started with the G20 meetings. "--
Categories: Business & Economics

Unsettling the City

Unsettling the City

Contemporary capitalism has produced gentrification, socio-spatial stratification and racial inequality. In this book, Nicholas Blomley shows how the concept of "property" helps to generate and underwrite these pervasive urban processes.

Author: Nicholas K. Blomley

Publisher: Boom Koninklijke Uitgevers

ISBN: 0415933161

Category: Architecture

Page: 207

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Contemporary capitalism has produced gentrification, socio-spatial stratification and racial inequality. In this book, Nicholas Blomley shows how the concept of "property" helps to generate and underwrite these pervasive urban processes.
Categories: Architecture

Adversary Politics and Land

Adversary Politics and Land

An analysis of the complications created for land policy by an adversarial political system.

Author: Andrew Cox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521526418

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

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An analysis of the complications created for land policy by an adversarial political system.
Categories: Business & Economics

Pieces of Earth

Pieces of Earth

Based on extensive field research conducted at the India-Pakistan border, using Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project as a case study, this book on corporate land-grabbing in Kashmir explains how capital is at play in a conflict zone.

Author: Peer Ghulam Nabi Suhail

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199091652

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 212

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Resource exploitation in the form of land-grabbing has become a major debate worldwide. Based on extensive field research conducted at the India-Pakistan border, using Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project as a case study, this book on corporate land-grabbing in Kashmir explains how capital is at play in a conflict zone. The author explains how different actors—village elites, government officers, politicians, civil society coalitions, peasants, and the states of India and Pakistan—mobilize support to legitimize their respective claims. It captures how the tensions between developmentalism, environmentalism, and national interest on one hand, and universal rights, national sovereignty, subnational identity, and resistance on the other—facilitate and challenge these corporate resource-grabs simultaneously. The author argues that the patterns and scale of land- and resource-grabbing has led to depeasantization, dispossession, displacement, loss of livelihoods, forced commoditization of the local peasantry, and damages to the local ecology at large. The book thus combines the literature in violence and development and dispossession studies by addressing the socio-political conflict in land- and resource-grabbing in conflict zones.
Categories: Literary Collections