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Cutting Up the Commons: The Political Economy of Land Privatization Among the Samburu of Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Lesorogol, Carolyn K.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-04T19:52:20Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-04T19:52:20Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/5323
dc.description.abstract "This dissertation takes as its primary concern the privatization of communal land that occurred in one community in Samburu district called Siambu. The conflict over land tenure that engulfed the Siambu community for almost a decade provides an excellent example of the dynamics of institutional change. The shift from communal to private property struck at the heart of pastoral livestock production, which requires access to large tracts of range land. It pitted a group of younger, educated men who sought private land ownership against the 'traditional' elders of the area who defended the status quo." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject privatization en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.subject Samburu (African people) en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.subject institutional change en_US
dc.subject indigenous institutions en_US
dc.subject social change en_US
dc.subject pastoralism en_US
dc.subject rangelands en_US
dc.subject conflict en_US
dc.title Cutting Up the Commons: The Political Economy of Land Privatization Among the Samburu of Kenya en_US
dc.type Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Washington University en_US
dc.type.thesistype Ph.D Dissertation en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Kenya en_US
dc.subject.sector Grazing en_US
dc.subject.sector Land Tenure & Use en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US


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