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Land governance as grey zone: The political incentives of land reform implementation in Africa

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Weak state capacity has often been in focus when explaining why land reform in sub-Saharan Africa is not implemented. However, an analysis of the deeper politics of land reform brings our attention to a set of incentives which allow rules governing land to be open to interpretation. This article demonstrates that in Uganda, the need to maintain the ruling coalition in a clientelist political settlement to build electoral support, and the desire to attract economic investors, constitute political incentives to maintain land governance as a grey zone, even if there is apparent political will to implement land reforms.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftCommonwealth and Comparative Politics
Vol/bind55
Tidsskriftsnummer4
Sider (fra-til)426-443
Antal sider18
ISSN1466-2043
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StatusUdgivet - 2017

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