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Land mobilisation in Papua New Guinea

Author: L T Jones; P A McGavin
Publisher: Canberra, ACT : Asia Pacific Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Land Mobilisation in Papua New Guinea investigates the issue of creating economic incentives to achieve and sustain land mobilisation for agricultural uses - but is also relevant to other issues of land mobilisation, such as for urban expansion and remote area mining and hydrocarbon project development." "The analysis and evidence presented here can be applied to other Pacific island nations where highly localised  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jones, L.T. (Luke Trebor).
Land mobilisation in Papua New Guinea.
Canberra, ACT : Asia Pacific Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)654657841
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: L T Jones; P A McGavin
ISBN: 0731536584 9780731536580
OCLC Number: 47183722
Description: ix, 150 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Map of Papua New Guinea --
Economic incentives for land mobilisation --
'Institutional dissonance' in Papua New Guinea --
A cultural studies approach to economics --
The social construction of reality --
Institutions and order --
Property rights--the fundamental institution for economic activity --
Institutions, property rights and social order --
Culture and resource identification, valuation and use --
Roles, types and cultural bridging --
Enhancing economic security into the future --
Broken bridges and land mobilisation --
Concepts of governance --
The 'weak state' of Papua New Guinea --
Competing bases of authority --
Failure of government attempts to achieve land mobilisation --
A 'bottom-up' approach to governance --
The challenge of agriculture --
Need for 'best practice' demonstration --
Divergent bridges --
Property rights: exclusion and internalisation --
Importance of property rights for economic activity: some misconceptions --
Social construction of property and property rights in Papua New Guinea --
Divergent property right systems: developers and customary landowners --
Role confusion in negotiations for land mobilisation --
Failed bridges --
Compensation as an instrument of balance --
Obstacles to the formation and maintenance of compensation agreements --
Inadequate institutional frameworks for curbing opportunistic behaviour --
Failure to legitimise contractual institutions --
New bridges --
The need for a bridging of cultures: contractual environments in Papua New Guinea.
Responsibility: L.T. Jones and P.A. McGavin.

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"Land Mobilisation in Papua New Guinea investigates the issue of creating economic incentives to achieve and sustain land mobilisation for agricultural uses - but is also relevant to other issues of land mobilisation, such as for urban expansion and remote area mining and hydrocarbon project development." "The analysis and evidence presented here can be applied to other Pacific island nations where highly localised cultures are brought into contact with international market cultures."--BOOK JACKET.

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