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Title:Losing your land: dispossession in the Great Lakes
Editors:Ansoms, AnISNI
Hilhorst, TheaISNI
Year:2014
Pages:218
Language:English
Series:African issues
City:Woodbridge
Publisher:James Currey
ISBN:1782043411; 9781782043416
Geographic terms:Great Lakes region
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Uganda
Burundi
Rwanda
Subjects:land acquisition
small farms
farmers
eviction
Abstract:This book examines the impact of land grabbing and dispossession on smallholder farmers in the Great Lakes Region. It investigates this issue through case studies in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda. Contents: 1 Introduction: causes & risks of dispossession & land grabbing in the Great Lakes Region (An Ansoms & Thea Hilhorst); 2 Land grabbing & development history: the Congolese experience (Jean-Philippe Peemans); 3 This land is my land: land grabbing in Ituri (DRC) (Dan Fahey); 4 Land grabbing by mining companies: local contentions & State reconfiguration in South Kivu (DRC) (Sara Geenen and Jana Hönke); 5 Competition over soil & subsoil: land grabbing by local elites in South Kivu (DRC) (Klara Claessens, Emery Mudinga & An Ansoms); 6 The continuities in contested land acquisitions in Uganda (Mathijs van Leeuwen, Ilse Zeemeijer, Doreen Kobusingye, Charles Muchunguzi, Linda Haartsen & Claudia Piacenza); 7 Land grabbing & power relations in Burundi: practical norms and real governance (Aymar Nyenyezi Bisoka & An Ansoms); 8 Land grabbing & land tenure security in post-genocide Rwanda (Chris Huggins); 9 The reorganisation of rural space in Rwanda: habitat concentration, land consolidation & collective marshland cultivation (An Ansoms, Giuseppe Cioffo, Chris Huggins & Jude Murison); 10 'Modernizing Kigali': the struggle for space in the Rwandan urban context (Vincent Manirakiza & An Ansoms); Conclusion (Thea Hilhorst & An Ansoms). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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