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The Struggle over Land in Africa
Conflicts, Politics & Change

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Land issues and conflicts occur all over, all the time on the African continent and continue to mushroom on a continuous basis. Although many of these issues are not new, they do continue to change and are extremely complex and embedded, which may lead to the inability to deal with them and to questioning the legitimacy of the forms of intervention and prevention of conflicts. The way in which these issues are dealt with often does not take into consideration their major - and thus potentially recurring - causes. The Struggle over Land in Africa: Conflicts, Politics and Change is a compelling book which analyses the role of land as a place and source of conflict, especially with regard to policy development, crisis management and post-war/post-conflict reconstruction. The authors main aim is to gain insight into the nature of policy-making concerning land and to delve into the underlying causes of these land issues, not only at national level but also in terms of broader Africa. The book covers land issues in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, northern Cameroon, Namibia, Mozambique, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Some of the themes explored in this powerful volume include: Ethnic and indigenous land conflicts, Traditionalism versus modernity, renewed land interests, land use and conflict, state building, politics and land (for example Agricultural land reform); land policy development, planning, inclusiveness/non-inclusiveness; regional scopes of land conflicts and changing norms.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 280
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2232-1
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2322-6
Publish Year : 2010
Rights : World Rights
Price R 308.00
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Urbanisation: South Africa's Challenge
Volume 2: Planning

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In Volume 2 of this two-volume publication, the authors identify the appropriate planning approaches to urbanisation and their main social implications. Based on an extensive literature study, the issue of planning for urbanisation was investigated and a comprehensive review of the debate on urban land and housing is provided.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 342
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1627-6
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1627-3
Publish Year : 1994
Price R 220.00
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Views on Migration in Sub-Saharan Africa
Proceedings of an African Migration Alliance Workshop

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Migration by the poor is a scorching issue in the world today both inside their own countries and on the international scene, the worlds poor are voting with their feet to escape poverty and make their bid for new lives in new places.  Public anxiety is reaching fever pitch in the developed world, xenophobia is spreading, and governments everywhere are struggling to mobilize policies that will enable them to respond humanely and effectively to a rising human tide.  How does Africa stand on migration?

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 304
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2165-2
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2165-9
Publish Year : 2006
Price R 187.00