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Title Land in the struggles for citizenship in Africa / edited by Sam Moyo, Dzodzi Tsikata, Yakham Diop = Le foncier dans les luttes pour la citoyenneté en Afrique / sous la direction de Sam Moyo, Dzodzi Tsikata, Yakham Diop.

Published Dakar, Senegal : Codesria, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (386 pages) : illustrations, tables
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters.
Contents Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Content / Sommaire; Contributors / Les contributeurs; 1. Introduction. Africa's Diverse and Changing Land Questions; African Land Questions in Historical Context: How Unique?; Land Tenure Reforms and Land Markets; African's Land and the Agrarian Questions; The Land Questions of Urbanisation; Land, National Integration And Citizenship; Land Struggles and Socio-Political Movements; Concluding Remarks; Notes; References; I -- Migration, Citizenship and Identities. Migration, citoyenneté et identités.
2. Environmental Degradation, Land Shortage and Identity Conflicts on the Jos Plateau in Nigeria Introduction and Background; Land and Resource Conflicts in the National Context; Identity and Citizenship Politics; Land and Resource Conflicts; Social Movements and Land; Concluding Remarks and Policy Recommendations; Notes; References; 3. Logiques d'héritages et superposition de droits: conflits de pratiques dans l'Afrique contemporaine le " légitime " contre le " légal "?; Une politique de l'élevage en contradiction avec la réalité du terrain.
Une région aux potentialités agro-sylvo-pastorales qui attirent une migration soutenue Accès à la terre et résurgence des pratiques " coutumières 37 " : conflits de pratiques; Priorités et/ou contraintes; L'action de l'Etat moderne 49 : réformes institutionnelles et juridiques; Décentralisation et transfert de pouvoir : des limites réelles; Le " légitime " contre le " légal "?; Notes; Bibliographie; 4. Urban Land and Citizenship Struggles in Nigeria: An Analysis of Access from 1979 to date; Introduction; Land Rights and Citizenship in Nigeria: Historical Perspectives; The Port Harcourt Case.
Land Struggles in Port Harcourt Community-Government Relations; The Impacts of land struggles; Conclusions and Recommendations; Notes; References; Appendices; 5. Gender and Land Dynamics in the Gambia: The Struggle for Citizenship and Democracy; Introduction; Gambia Land Question in Historical Perspective; Land Tenure, Access and Gender Relation (Pre-1992); The Gambia's (1990's) Land Reforms and Contemporary Land Question; The Land Policy; Gender Perspectives on Land Reform in the Gambia; Patterns of Land Access, Control and Conflict; Mobilising Resistance to Land Alienation.
Citizens Awareness about the Current Reforms Land Reforms, Citizenship, Democracy and Development; Conclusion; References; II -- Continuities and Changes in the Land Question: The Development of Land Markets, Urbanisation and Land Tenure Reforms. Continuités et changements de la question foncière: le développement des marchés fonciers, urbanisation et réformes foncières; 6. Emerging Land Rental Markets and Transaction Costs in Rural Ethiopia; Introduction; Ethiopia's Land Tenure Systems and Land Transactions in Perspective; Emerging Land Rental Markets and Transactions Costs.
Summary The variety of land questions facing Africa and the divergent strategies proposed to resolve them continue to evoke debates. Increasingly, in response to the enduring problems of land tenure, there are land movements of all shapes and orientations, some reformist and others quite revolutionary in their agenda. However revolutionary, land movements have tended to ignore the land tenure interests of women, pastoralists, youth and indigenous people. Several of these longstanding and emerging issues in land tenure include the role of the state in land tenure reforms; urban land questions, the nature of land struggles and improvements; and, the impact of land tenure developments on particular social groups and countries. An overarching concern is the extent to which land rights are being commodified, through the conversion of land held under customary tenure systems into marketised systems. The consequences of this include growing land concentration, land tenure insecurities, diminishing access to land by various sections of society, including the poor, women and less dominant ethno-religious groups. This volume brings together different studies on Africa's land questions exploring emerging land issues on the continent in terms of the wider questions of development, citizenship, and democratisation. The chapters discuss the land question through a variety of themes. Some focus on the agrarian aspects of the land questions, while others elucidate the urban dimensions of the land question.
Language notes In English and French.
Other author Moyo, Sam, editor.
Tsikata, Dzodzi, editor.
Diop, Yakham, editor.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Land tenure -- Africa.
Land use, Rural -- Africa.
Land use, Urban -- Africa.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9782869786783 (e-book)
2869786786 (e-book)