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Title Land, law and politics in Africa [electronic resource] : mediating conflict and reshaping the state / edited by Jan Abbink, Mirjam de Bruijn.

Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.

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Description 1 online resource.
Series African dynamics ; v. 10
African dynamics ; 10.
Language Contributions in English or French.
Note "This project was envisaged as a testimony to the inspirational legacy of Professor Gerti Hesseling (1946-2009), the Dutch legal scholar and Africanist"--Introduction.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes bibliography of the works of Gerti Hesseling.
Contents Introduction: Land, law and conflict mediation in Africa / Jan Abbink -- Partenariat et interdisciplinarite: la voie alternative de Gerti Hesseling et du LASDEL / Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan & Mahaman Tidjani Alou -- Cultural models of power in Africa / Walter van Beek -- Human rights in the traditional legal system of the Nkoya people of Zambia / Wim M.J. van Binsbergen -- 'Sons of the soil': autochthony and its ambiguities in Africa and Europe / Peter Geschiere -- How can Africa develop? Reflections on theories, concepts and realities / Patrick Chabal -- L'economie sociale et solidaire pour stimuler le developpement ascendant et endogene / Abdou Salam Fall -- Land conflicts in Senegal revisited: continuities and emerging dynamics / Mayke Kaag, Yaram Gaye & Marieke Kruis -- 'More punitive penalties should be given to urban farmers': laws and politics surrounding urban agriculture in Eldoret, Kenya / Romborah R. Simiyu & Dick Foeken -- Settling border conflicts in Africa peacefully: lessons learned from the Bakassi dispute between Cameroon and Nigeria / Piet Konings -- Democracy deferred: understanding elections and the role of donors in Ethiopia / Jan Abbink -- La production d'un nouveau constitutionnalisme en Afrique : internationalisation et regionalisation du droit constitutionnel / Babacar Kante -- Le juge constitutionnel et la construction de l'etat de droit au Senegal / Fatima Diallo -- Sur les traces du droit vivant dans le labyrinthe du droit foncier et des pratiques locales au Mali / Moussa Djire -- Effectuating normative change in customary legal systems: an end to 'widow chasing' in northern Namibia? / Janine Ubink -- Decentralization and the articulation of local and regional politics in central Chad / Han van Dijk -- Conflict mobility and the search for peace in Africa / Mirjam de Bruijn & Egosha E. Osaghae.
Summary This book offers a series of new studies on the dynamics of political and legal culture as well as of conflict management in contemporary Africa, taking inspiration from and honoring the scholarly contributions and impact of Prof. Gerti Hesseling (1946-2009) in African Studies.
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Subject Land tenure -- Africa.
Land use, Rural -- Government policy -- Africa.
Law -- Africa.
Customary law -- Africa.
Economic development -- Africa.
Conflict management -- Africa.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Abbink, J.
Bruijn, Mirjam de, 1962-
Hesseling, Gerti.
Other Form: Print version: Land, law and politics in Africa. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011 9789004217386 (DLC) 2011042770 (OCoLC)758099069
ISBN 9789004218062 (electronic bk.)
9004218068 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786613334862