English, Article edition: Structures and Stratagems: Making Decentralization of Authority over Land in Africa Cost-Effective Bruce, John W.; Knox, Anna

User activity

Share to:
 
Bookmark: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/11121
Physical Description
  • article
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Structures and Stratagems: Making Decentralization of Authority over Land in Africa Cost-Effective
Author
  • Bruce, John W.
  • Knox, Anna
Physical Description
  • article
Notes
  • Summary Community-led land tenure reform requires specification of "the community," and this raises long-standing issues concerning the balance between civil and traditional local authorities in Africa. Recent experience with decentralization of authority over land suggests that the cost of creating new local land administration capacities is high. A less costly option is reliance at least in part upon traditional authorities, who de facto retain considerable popular legitimacy and still control land in much of rural Africa, and experience suggests opportunities for creative institutional amalgams of civil and traditional local authority. There are very considerable differences among traditional authority structures in Africa, and so the potential of this approach will vary from case to case. In developing such decentralized systems, the interests of transparency and accountability will best be served by creating checks and balances between the different levels of land administration.
  • decentralization land tenure property rights land administration Africa
  • RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:37:y:2009:i:8:p:1360-1369
Language
  • English
Contributed by
OAIster

Get this edition

Other links

  • Set up My libraries

    How do I set up "My libraries"?

    In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen.

  • All (1)
  • Unknown (1)
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.

User activity


e.g. test cricket, Perth (WA), "Parkes, Henry"

Separate different tags with a comma. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.

Be the first to add a tag for this edition

Be the first to add this to a list

Comments and reviews

What are comments? Add a comment

No user comments or reviews for this version

Add a comment