The Politics of Land Reform in Africa: From Communal Tenure to Free Markets (Hardback)Ambreena Manji (author)
Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 30/08/2006
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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.
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 299 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 135 mm
'An insightful analysis of the logic and agencies governing land reform in Africa in the age of neoliberal globalization...Manji must be commended for alerting us to the fact that proposed land reforms will undermine the livelihood of the African people, strengthen patriarchal relations, and intensify violence against women.' Silvia Federici, African Studies Review 'As a hypothesis, this interesting and should be taken seriously.' Quarterly Journal of International Agricultural 'A broad commentary' 'Insightful for anyone interested in this topic.' Choice
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