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Christian Lund
Law, Power and Politics in Niger
Land Struggles and the Rural Code
Reihe: Anthropology and Development
Bd. 1, 1998, 272 S., 19.90 EUR, 19.90 CHF, br., ISBN 3-8258-3405-0


The book analyses how the recent land tenure reform in Niger, aiming at clarification of property, caused the eruption of a massive number of conflicts. Through the detailed analysis of conflicts the book displays the complex institutional structure of dispute management and the ambiguous nature of the rules certaining to land rights. In particular, the book shows how competition over resources intertwine with institutional competition over jurisdiction in rural Niger.

Christian Lund is a researcher at the International Development Studies Centre, University of Roskilde, Denmark.





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