Includes bibliographical references (pages -200) and index.
Ch. 1. Introduction : land, law, and social welfare -- Ch. 2. Colonization and the myth of the customary -- Ch. 3. 'Under the circumstances, we do what we can' : entrepreneurial bureaucrats and the allocation of property rights -- Ch. 4. Property rights enforcement by other means : the role of non-governmental organizations -- Ch. 5. Private enforcement of property rights : the demand for specialists in violence -- Ch. 6. In search of order : state systems of property rights enforcement and their failings -- Ch. 7. Drawing conclusions.