Contesting Land and Custom in Ghana: State, Chief and the Citizen Janine M. Ubink

ISBN: 9789087280475

Published: February 15th 2009

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256 pages


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Contesting Land and Custom in Ghana: State, Chief and the Citizen  by  Janine M. Ubink

Contesting Land and Custom in Ghana: State, Chief and the Citizen by Janine M. Ubink
February 15th 2009 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 256 pages | ISBN: 9789087280475 | 8.17 Mb

African policy on customary land relations has become increasingly problematic in the wake of the growing value of residential and agricultural land- in Ghana, land has been the subject of growing commodification which has led to increased attemptsMoreAfrican policy on customary land relations has become increasingly problematic in the wake of the growing value of residential and agricultural land- in Ghana, land has been the subject of growing commodification which has led to increased attempts by tribal chiefs, earth priests, land users, and governmental actors to redefine “custom,” land ownership, and tenure.

This collection of essays critically examines the relationships between customary and statutory tenure, as well as the institutional interactions between the state and traditional authorities, addressing issues of power, accountability, and equity in a number of case studies, as well as accounts of past and contemporary policy.



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