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Impartible Inheritance Versus Equal Division: A Comparative Perspective Centered on Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa

Jean-Philippe Platteau and Jean-Marie Baland

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/9780199242177.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The effects of several different land tenure systems particularly on insurance and on equity, and some of the non-market mechanisms of land allocation have often been ignored by economists, except ... More


Land Conflicts in the 1930s

in Worries of the Heart: Widows, Family, and Community in Kenya

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226554198
eISBN:
9780226554228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226554228.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter investigates conflicts of land in the 1930s in western Kenya. The discovery of gold in western Kenya gave rise to severe anxieties about the loss of land. Land became a major source of ... More


No Economy, No Development?

Paul Sillitoe

in From Land to Mouth: The Agricultural "Economy" of the Wola of the New Guinea Highlands

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300142266
eISBN:
9780300162950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300142266.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter discusses the future of the regions in the New Guinea Highlands and the progress of the area's distinct “agricultural economy.” It considers three major issues that are considered ... More


Historical Dalit Social Mobilization

Amit Ahuja

in Mobilizing the Marginalized: Ethnic Parties without Ethnic Movements

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190916428
eISBN:
9780190916466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916428.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

To explore the sequenced process of Dalit mobilization, this chapter presents the historical account of Dalit social mobilization. It explains how Dalit social movements emerged and gained strength ... More


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