Traditional Landholding Institutions and Individual Ownership of Land Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/28812
Title:
Traditional Landholding Institutions and Individual Ownership of Land Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa
Authors:
Abdulai, Raymond Talinbe; Antwi, Adarkwah
Abstract:
As first level suppliers, land is vested in indigenous corporate bodies like clans/families, tribes and chiefs in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The corporate bodies are called traditional landholding institutions. This socio-political arrangement of landownership has, however, been described as communal landholding which does not permit individual ownership of land rights and this, it is argued, impedes economic development. This paper critically examines the customary land tenure systems and concludes that they are composite with communal as well as individual landownership akin to what obtains in England. Traditional landownership systems in SSA do not appear to constrain individual ownership of land rights. (InderScience Publishers)
Citation:
World Review of Science Technology and Sustainable Development, 2(3/4): 302-319
Publisher:
InderScience Publishers
Journal:
World Review of Science Technology and Sustainable Development
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/28812
DOI:
10.1504/WRSTSD.2005.007690
Additional Links:
http://www.inderscience.com/search/index.php?action=record&rec_id=7690&prevQuery=&ps=10&m=or
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1741-2242; 1741-2234
Appears in Collections:
Construction and Infrastructure

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAbdulai, Raymond Talinbe-
dc.contributor.authorAntwi, Adarkwah-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-29T10:51:34Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-29T10:51:34Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citationWorld Review of Science Technology and Sustainable Development, 2(3/4): 302-319en
dc.identifier.issn1741-2242-
dc.identifier.issn1741-2234-
dc.identifier.doi10.1504/WRSTSD.2005.007690-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/28812-
dc.description.abstractAs first level suppliers, land is vested in indigenous corporate bodies like clans/families, tribes and chiefs in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The corporate bodies are called traditional landholding institutions. This socio-political arrangement of landownership has, however, been described as communal landholding which does not permit individual ownership of land rights and this, it is argued, impedes economic development. This paper critically examines the customary land tenure systems and concludes that they are composite with communal as well as individual landownership akin to what obtains in England. Traditional landownership systems in SSA do not appear to constrain individual ownership of land rights. (InderScience Publishers)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInderScience Publishersen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.inderscience.com/search/index.php?action=record&rec_id=7690&prevQuery=&ps=10&m=oren
dc.subjectCommunal landholdingen
dc.subjectProperty rightsen
dc.subjectEconomic developmenten
dc.subjectIndividual ownershipen
dc.subjectLand rightsen
dc.subjectLand ownershipen
dc.subjectLand tenureen
dc.subjectTraditional landholding institutionsen
dc.subjectSub-Saharan Africaen
dc.subjectAfricaen
dc.subjectSocioeconomicsen
dc.titleTraditional Landholding Institutions and Individual Ownership of Land Rights in Sub-Saharan Africaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalWorld Review of Science Technology and Sustainable Developmenten
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