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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/28955
Title:
The Political Economy of Sub-Saharan Africa Land Policies
Authors:
Hammond, Felix Nikoi; Antwi, Adarkwah; Proverbs, David G.
Abstract:
The quest for African poverty alleviation has become a global issue and governments of rich nations have registered their commitment to the task both through the Millennium Development Goals and other international programs. While poverty is endemic in Africa, extant policies that continue to dictate proceedings in the land sectors of most African nations have been constructed in a way that concentrate benefits and wealth on a few while spreading costs and poverty on a larger segment of the African population. These policies which continue to impose greater restrictions on poverty alleviation have emanated from the peculiar political and economic history of Africa. An understanding of how these political events continue to shape the performance of land markets in these countries within the context of contemporary economic learning is thus key to understanding the policy directions required for success. This paper thus employs public policy and transaction costs insights to explicate the historical political events that have led to the promulgation of such policies together with a conceptual view of their social cost implications.
Citation:
American Review of Political Economy, 4(1/2): 19-35
Publisher:
American Review of Political Economy
Journal:
American Review of Political Economy
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/28955
Additional Links:
http://www.arpejournal.com/ARPEvolume4number1-2/HammondAntwiProverbs.pdf
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1551-1383
Appears in Collections:
Construction and Infrastructure

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dc.contributor.authorHammond, Felix Nikoi-
dc.contributor.authorAntwi, Adarkwah-
dc.contributor.authorProverbs, David G.-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-29T15:46:29Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-29T15:46:29Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Review of Political Economy, 4(1/2): 19-35en
dc.identifier.issn1551-1383-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/28955-
dc.description.abstractThe quest for African poverty alleviation has become a global issue and governments of rich nations have registered their commitment to the task both through the Millennium Development Goals and other international programs. While poverty is endemic in Africa, extant policies that continue to dictate proceedings in the land sectors of most African nations have been constructed in a way that concentrate benefits and wealth on a few while spreading costs and poverty on a larger segment of the African population. These policies which continue to impose greater restrictions on poverty alleviation have emanated from the peculiar political and economic history of Africa. An understanding of how these political events continue to shape the performance of land markets in these countries within the context of contemporary economic learning is thus key to understanding the policy directions required for success. This paper thus employs public policy and transaction costs insights to explicate the historical political events that have led to the promulgation of such policies together with a conceptual view of their social cost implications.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAmerican Review of Political Economyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.arpejournal.com/ARPEvolume4number1-2/HammondAntwiProverbs.pdfen
dc.subjectStool landsen
dc.subjectLand policiesen
dc.subjectAfricaen
dc.subjectSub-Saharan Africaen
dc.subjectPolitical economyen
dc.subjectTransaction costsen
dc.subjectEconomic developmenten
dc.subjectEconomic policyen
dc.subjectGovernment policyen
dc.subjectPoverty alleviationen
dc.subjectLand ownershipen
dc.subjectLand rightsen
dc.subjectLand tenureen
dc.titleThe Political Economy of Sub-Saharan Africa Land Policiesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalAmerican Review of Political Economyen
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