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Title:Conflicts over land & water in Africa
Editors:Derman, BillISNI
Odgaard, RieISNI
Sjaastad, EspenISNI
City of publisher:Oxford
Publisher:James Currey
ISBN:0852558872; 0852558880; 9780852558881; 0870138162; 9780870138164; 9781869141295
Geographic terms:West Africa
South Africa
Burkina Faso
Subjects:land conflicts
water resources
social conflicts
land tenure
conference papers (form)
Abstract:Most of the chapters in this collective volume were presented as papers at a seminar held on 28-29 November 2002 in Denmark and organized by the Custom and Conflict in Land and Water Management in Africa research network directed by Rie Odgaard, Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS). The seminar's central theme was how conflicts over land and water interact and inform conflicts over identity, citizenship and status in Africa, and how these issues in turn overlay conflicts over resources. Contents: Introduction, by Bill Derman, Rie Odgaard & Espen Sjaastad - I Conflict & custom: Conflicts & the reinterpretation of customary tenure in Ghana, by Kojo Sebastian Amanor; Land tenure & land conflicts among the Kwanja in Adamawa, northern Cameroon: 'our land is not for sale', by Quentin Gausset; Adaptability, identity & conflict mediation among the Hawawir in northern Sudan, by Kjersti Larsen - II Land reform, policy & conflict: Negotiating access to land in West Africa: who is losing out? by Camilla Toulmin; Land tenure reform in a Namaqualand communal area, South Africa: contesting Komaggas, by Poul Wisborg; Land reform & the rekindling of land conflicts in South Africa: rural women's access to land, by Nancy Andrew - III Land, identity & violence: Land, identity & violence in Zimbabwe, by Bill Derman & Anne Hellum; The authority & violence of a hunters' association in Burkina Faso: 'each bird is sitting in its own tree', by Sten Hagberg; Contested identities & resource conflicts in Morogoro region, Tanzania: who is indigenous?, by Faustin Maganga, Rie Odgaard & Espen Sjaastad; The use & management of water sources in Kenya's drylands: is there a link between scarcity & violent conflicts? by Karen Witsenburg & Adano Wario Roba. [ASC Leiden abstract]