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The Credibility of Agricultural Land Tenure, or Why Intentional Institutional Ambiguity Might Work

Peter Ho

in Institutions in Transition: Land Ownership, Property Rights and Social Conflict in China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280698
eISBN:
9780191602528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019928069X.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Seeks to explore the institutional arrangements that have enabled the establishment of a credible and socially accepted cropland tenure system in China. For this purpose, the chapter starts with a ... More


Colonial Land Policies in Palestine, 1917–1936

Martin Bunton

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199211081
eISBN:
9780191695797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211081.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book focuses on the way in which the Palestine Mandate was part of a broader British imperial administration — a fact often masked by Jewish immigration and land purchase in Palestine. The ... More


From Land to the Tiller to Land Liberalization *

Nikita Sud

in Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and the State: A Biography of Gujarat

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076933
eISBN:
9780199080908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076933.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The transition from ideas and policies that sought to redistribute ‘land to the tiller’ to those that promote ‘land liberalization’ is a snapshot of Gujarat’s story of development from independence ... More


African and European Initiatives in the Transformation of Land Tenure in Colonial Lagos (West Africa), 1840–1920

Kristin Mann

in Native Claims: Indigenous Law against Empire, 1500–1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794850
eISBN:
9780199919291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794850.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, World Modern History

This essay probes the messy and contested history of land tenure in the British colony of Lagos to show how it was shaped by the encounter between the colonized and colonizers. It demonstrates that ... More


The Changing Nature of Inequality in South Africa

Carolyn Jenkins and Lynne Thomas

in Inequality Growth and Poverty in an Era of Liberalization and Globalization

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199271412
eISBN:
9780191601255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271410.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This is the fourth of five country case studies on income inequality, and looks at the case of South Africa. After an introduction, the second section of the chapter reviews the evolution of ... More


Conserving Smallholder Society

Tomas Larsson

in Land and Loyalty: Security and the Development of Property Rights in Thailand

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450815
eISBN:
9780801464089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450815.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the continued evolution of land rights as the threat of colonization diminished with the outbreak of World War I, along with the emergence of Thai nationalism as a political ... More


Introduction

Martin Bunton

in Colonial Land Policies in Palestine, 1917–1936

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199211081
eISBN:
9780191695797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211081.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter provides a background to the scope of this book's study on colonial policies in Palestine. The book focuses on the contexts in which imported ideas and presumptions about land were ... More


Land Use and Land Degradation

Ramprasad Sengupta

in Ecological Limits and Economic Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081654
eISBN:
9780199082407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081654.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter focuses on the sustainable use of land which is fixed in availability and has competing uses for meeting the requirements of any economy. As agriculture for food supply is the most ... More


Russia's Contemporary Land Reform: An Overview

Stephen K. Wegren

in Land Reform in Russia: Institutional Design and Behavioral Responses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300150971
eISBN:
9780300156409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300150971.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter provides an overview of the institutional design of Russia's land reform. It discusses the historical, policy, and legislative contexts that shaped this reform; the behavioral responses ... More


Boom, Bust, and Boom: Federal Reclamation, 1917–1935

Donald J. Pisani

in Water and American Government: The Reclamation Bureau, National Water Policy, and the West, 1902-1935

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230309
eISBN:
9780520927582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230309.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at the federal reclamation during the 1920s. It first determines that the federal reclamation clashed with powerful trends in American agriculture, and that farms continued to be ... More


The Price of Land: Acquisition, Conflict, Consequence

Sanjoy Chakravorty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198089544
eISBN:
9780199082438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089544.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Land acquisition for industry and infrastructure has become a source of major conflict in the last half decade in India. Sites like Singur, Nandigram, Niyamgiri, and Maha Mumbai, and phenomena like ... More


Ecology and the Public Domain

Robert B. Keiter

in Keeping Faith with Nature: Ecosystems, Democracy, and America's Public Lands

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092738
eISBN:
9780300128277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092738.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter focuses on ecology, ecosystem management, and federal public land policy. Current scientific and philosophical thought generally acknowledges that sustaining interconnected ecological ... More


Bigger than Law: Land and Constitutionalism

Parker Shipton

in Mortgaging the Ancestors: Ideologies of Attachment in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116021
eISBN:
9780300152746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116021.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter looks at how Kenya has dealt with and addressed issues about land, humans, and the connections between them—testing how far the nation's principles and aspirations about such things can ... More


Shaping a New Heritage: Preservation in the Age of Ecology

Robert B. Keiter

in Keeping Faith with Nature: Ecosystems, Democracy, and America's Public Lands

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092738
eISBN:
9780300128277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092738.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter focuses on preservation and public land policy. It is now understood that undeveloped wilderness serves as the last refuge for many of the most imperiled species, making it both the real ... More


Homesteading and Manufacturing Whiteness

Paul Frymer

in Building an American Empire: The Era of Territorial and Political Expansion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691166056
eISBN:
9781400885350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166056.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the incorporation of the territory first acquired in the Louisiana Purchase, particularly the states west of the Mississippi with the exception of the Southwest. It first ... More


Emergent Global Land Governance

Matias E. Margulis

in Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026901
eISBN:
9780262322126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026901.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Land governance is currently the focus of many new global rule-making projects, marking a sharp break with past practices that sought to exclude land as an international governance issue. ... More


The Road to Bendum

Roger D. Stone

in Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit: Journeys to the Brink of Hope

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217997
eISBN:
9780520936072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217997.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter focuses on the Lumads of Bendum village, situated in the Mindano Island of the Philippines. Extensive logging activity, along with the land-tenure policies of past governments, ... More


Politics and Property Rights in the Soviet Period

Stephen K. Wegren

in Land Reform in Russia: Institutional Design and Behavioral Responses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300150971
eISBN:
9780300156409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300150971.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses politics and property rights and access to agricultural land in the later Soviet period. It describes the evolution of land reform policies and legislation during 1990–91 at ... More


Keeping Faith with Nature: Ecosystems, Democracy, and America's Public Lands

Robert Keiter

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092738
eISBN:
9780300128277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092738.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book, which analyzes the contemporary public land policy debates with a view to bringing some perspective and coherence to a newly emerging era, addresses public land policy in its entirety, ... More


Introduction

Paul Frymer

in Building an American Empire: The Era of Territorial and Political Expansion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691166056
eISBN:
9781400885350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166056.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book examines the imperial aspirations and geographic expansion of the United States over the long nineteenth century, with emphasis on the process of state formation and political development. ... More


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