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Municipal Governments, Socialist Land Masters, and Urban Land Battles

You‐tien Hsing

in The Great Urban Transformation: Politics of Land and Property in China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199568048
eISBN:
9780191721632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568048.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Chapter 2 discusses local politics at the municipal government level. It focuses on land battles in the urban core between high‐ranking state units (or “socialist land masters”) ... More


Chiefs, States, and the Land

Jeffrey Herbst

in States and Power in Africa: Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164137
eISBN:
9781400852321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164137.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the extent to which Africa’s centralized states have been able to broadcast power into rural areas by focusing on ongoing disputes over land tenure. The role of local elites in ... More


The Gradual Erosion of the Social Security Function of Customary Land Tenure Arrangements in Lineage-based Societies

Jean-Philippe Platteau

in Insurance Against Poverty

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276837
eISBN:
9780191601620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276838.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter argues that economic development has eroded the effectiveness of land tenure arrangements in African village societies. It discusses the growing incidence of exclusionary practices, the ... More


Lordship and the House of Leofwine

Stephen Baxter

in The Earls of Mercia: Lordship and Power in Late Anglo-Saxon England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230983
eISBN:
9780191710940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230983.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter deploys a new, computer-assisted method of interpreting the representation of lordship and tenure in the Domesday Book, and thus reconstructs the extent and nature of the Leofwinesons' ... More


Colonization and the Myth of the Customary

Sandra F. Joireman

in Where There is No Government: Enforcing Property Rights in Common Law Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199782482
eISBN:
9780199897209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782482.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Customary tenure systems control the allocation of land over 75 percent of the land area of Sub-Saharan Africa, bringing with them customary enforcement regimes. This chapter addresses the genesis of ... More


 Egalitarianism and Assets: God the Economist

Joshua A. Berman

in Created Equal: How the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374704
eISBN:
9780199871438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374704.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

Class may be defined as the formation of groups around the extraction, production, transformation, distribution, exchange, and consumption of economic surplus. A program for an egalitarian order, ... 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 Manorial System and its Legacy

Jane Whittle

in The Development of Agrarian Capitalism: Land and Labour in Norfolk 1440-1580

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208426
eISBN:
9780191677991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208426.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter outlines the most significant aspects of the medieval manorial system, and the form it took in north-east Norfolk. It examines the elements ... More


Case Study. Property Rights: Access to Land and Forest Resources in Uganda

W. S. Gombya-Ssembajjwe, A. Y. Banana, and J. Bahati

in Access to Land, Rural Poverty, and Public Action

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242177
eISBN:
9780191697036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242177.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Since property rights entail certain rules that every person has to comply with especially in terms of interactions with other people, property rights also have an effect on incentives and on the ... More


The Land Issue before and during the Refugee Resettlement: LAND TENURE AND RURAL SOCIAL STRUCTURE IN MACEDONIA

Elisabeth Kontogiorgi

in Population Exchange in Greek Macedonia: The Rural Settlement of Refugees 1922-1930

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199278961
eISBN:
9780191706806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278961.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the forms of land tenure in different parts of Macedonia in order to provide a better understanding of the practices of the rural resettlement of refugees and ... More


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