The Struggle over Land in Africa: Conflicts, Politics & Change

March 2010
Ward Anseeuw and Chris Alden (eds) (HSRC Press)

Analyses the role of land as a place and source of conflict, especially with regard to policy development, crisis management and post-war/post-conflict reconstruction. The authors aim to delve into the underlying causes of land issues, both at national level and also in terms of broader Africa. Covers land issues in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, northern Cameroon, Namibia, Mozambique, Angola, DRC, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Topics include: ethnic and indigenous land conflicts, traditionalism versus modernity, renewed land interests, land use and conflict, state building, planning, inclusiveness/non-inclusiveness; regional scopes of land conflicts and changing norms.