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FY 2014/2015 Research Topic: B-1-03
Land and State in Africa

Outline

Main purpose of this project is to clarify the historical evolution of land policies in select African countries. Recently in Africa, land has attracted wide attention from academics as well as practitioners. On one hand, it has been one of the most important sources of social crisis, including armed conflicts and land grabbing. On the other hand, a number of African countries have carried out land tenure reforms and revised their land laws. Land in Africa has been an arena in which the state and the society have struggled in pursuit of political order. Based on an analysis of long-term land policies, this research project seeks to elucidate the historical development of the state-society relationship and the background of the recent focus on land in Africa.

Period

April 2013 - March 2015

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] TAKEUCHI Shinichi
[ Co-researchers ] KODAMA Yuka
TSUDA Miwa
SATO Akira
ENDO Mitsugi (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo)
OCHIAI Takehiko (Professor, Faculty of Law, Ryukoku University)
IKENO Jun (Professor, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)
OYAMA Shuichi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

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