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Struggles of Access to Land: The 'Squatter Question' in Coastal Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Kanyinga, Karuti en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:17:48Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:17:48Z
dc.date.issued 1998 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-03-03 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-03-03 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4484
dc.description.abstract "In Kenya and the sub-Saharan Africa generally, there have been little systematic discussions on the post-colonial struggles over control and ownership of land. Studies ignore that the 'land question' is not about production alone and consequently have failed to assess its wider consequences on the society. This raises the question, 'what is the current socio-political dimension to the land question and what is the consequence of their interplay with other changes underway in the country?' "This Working Paper addresses this question by discussing popular struggles of access to land in the coastal region which studies seem to have ignored despite its distinct political history. The Working Paper is based on results of a survey conducted in Kilifi district, Coast provinces, between September 1995 and November 1996. The author thanks the Nordic African Institute, Uppsala, for financing the study on which this paper is based." en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries CDR Working Paper 98.7 en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.subject governance and politics en_US
dc.subject coastal regions en_US
dc.subject property rights en_US
dc.title Struggles of Access to Land: The 'Squatter Question' in Coastal Kenya en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Centre for Development Research (CDR), Copenhagen, Denmark en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Kenya en_US
dc.subject.sector Land Tenure & Use en_US
dc.submitter.email efcastle@indiana.edu en_US


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