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Demystifying the mystery of capital : land tenure and poverty in Africa and the Caribbean

Author: Robert K Home; Hilary Lim
Publisher: London : GlassHouse Press : Published in the US by Cavendish Pub., 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An empirical and theoretical study of the use of law to secure land tenure in the face of poverty, urban and peri-urban growth and changing social structures. The result of a research project, this  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Demystifying the mystery of capital
(DLC) 2004275161
(OCoLC)56357534
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert K Home; Hilary Lim
ISBN: 9781135311032 113531103X 9781843147046 1843147041
OCLC Number: 889812862
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 160 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction: Demystifying the 'mystery of capital' / Robert Home and Hilary Lim --
Outside de Soto's bell jar: colonial/post-colonial land law and the exclusion of the peri-urban poor / Robert Home --
Land readjustment for peri-urban customary tenure: the example of Botswana / Clarissa Fourie --
Inheritance, HIV/AIDS and children's rights to land / Hilary Lim --
Botswana: 'self-allocation', 'accommodation' and 'zero tolerance' in Mogoditshane and Old Naledi / Chadzimula Molebatsi --
Trinidad: 'we are not squatters, we are settlers' / Charisse Griffith-Charles --
Zambia: 'having a place of your own' in Kitwe / John Kangwa --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Home and Hilary Lim.
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