Association pour l'anthropologie du changement social et du développement
Association for the anthropology of social change and development

Law, Power and Politics in Niger. Land Struggles and the Rural Code.

Lund C., 1998, Law, Power and Politics in Niger. Land Struggles and the Rural Code, Hamburg/New Brunswick, LIT Verlag/Transaction Publishers/APAD.

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.

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