Reshaping the Debate on Land Alienation in Africa: What are the Origins of Social Change?
Matt Kandel (Development Studies at SOAS)
Based on current research in eastern Uganda, looks at inter-family conflicts over land, many of which go unresolved for years. Some fear that titling will lead to future dispossession as titled land is easier to sell. Such small-scale disputes do not drive the research and media agenda but represent the vast majority of conflicts over land in Africa.