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Community-State Administration of Private Property Records in Rural Afghanistan

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dc.contributor.author Stanfield, J. D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Safar, M. Y. en_US
dc.contributor.author Salam, A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Brick, J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Rural Land Administration Project en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:30:52Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:30:52Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-11-13 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-11-13 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/578
dc.description.abstract "Political and economic turmoil for the past 25 years has led to widespread insecurity, which itself has many facets, including a lack of security of property rights in land. State centered efforts to reconstruct the country's political and economic system miss community institutions, which are resilient foundations for the future of the country. "The State's institutions which were created prior to the conflict period for the protection of rights to land were centered on the Judiciary, in that Primary Court judges traditionally had the responsibility of preparing and archiving legal deeds. The web of people and agencies involved in the conduct of land rights transactions is complicated and costly to those who want to complete a transaction in a legal way. For these and other reasons fewer than 10% of rural properties and fewer than 30% of urban properties are actually covered by court prepared deeds.This paper reports on an experiment to archive in community centers the agreements about legitimate users of rangeland and community verifications of privately owned agricultural land. The paper also presents suggestions for linking the administration of these community land rights archives with the traditional administrators of property records in governmental agencies." en_US
dc.subject rural affairs en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.subject property rights en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.title Community-State Administration of Private Property Records in Rural Afghanistan en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Afghanistan en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.subject.sector Land Tenure & Use en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Governing Shared Resources: Connecting Local Experience to Global Challenges, the Twelfth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates July 14-18, 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Cheltenham, England en_US

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