The limits of state-led land reform: an introduction

Sikor, Thomas and Müller, Daniel (2009) The limits of state-led land reform: an introduction. World Development, 37 (8). pp. 1307-1316.

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This essay introduces a collection of papers that examine the effects of contemporary land reforms in practice. This essay focuses on the roles of state and community in land reform. It argues that state-led strategies encounter significant problems on the ground due to their reliance on “top-down” initiatives and bureaucratic implementation. Empirical and conceptual insights suggest the benefits of a shift in emphasis from state to community in land reform. Emphasis on community calls for a state that is more reactive to political demands originating “from below” and more responsive to variation in local institutions and practices.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 2 - zero hunger ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/zero_hunger
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Climate Change
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Global Environmental Justice
Depositing User: Abigail Dalgleish
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2011 17:20
Last Modified: 16 May 2023 00:11
DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2008.08.010

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