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Land politics in the new state organisation in South Africa

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Show simple item record Gran, Thorvald eng 2011-02-16T12:15:51Z 2011-02-16T12:15:51Z 2009-03 eng
dc.identifier.citation Development Southern Africa 26(1): 3-16 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0376835X eng
dc.identifier.issn 14703637 (print ISSN) eng
dc.identifier.issn 09/01000314 (online ISSN) eng
dc.description Article in the periodical DSA en_US
dc.description.abstract In a study of land politics carried out from 2001 to 2005 in the two western provinces of South Africa, the Northern and the Western Cape, a high degree of distrust was recorded between institutions in the provincial government. This article attempts to explain the distrust and how it affected the role of the land state in land reform in the two provinces. The analysis is developed from an institutional political science (IPS) perspective. The findings are that the distrust does not threaten the democratic character of the new state but that it seriously hampers the efficiency of the government in land redistribution and in the supply of relevant infrastructure to productive activities on newly settled land. The article describes how government focus on commercial farming affects the land state’s relations to multiple livelihood communities on communal land. The article suggests that a post-liberation policy regression in the ANC explains part of the urban-commercial bias in land reform. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NUFU Norway. Social Science Faculty University of Bergen. eng
dc.language.iso eng eng
dc.publisher DBSA Development Bank of Southern Africa, Routledge Taylor and Francis Group. eng
dc.subject Trust eng
dc.subject Politics eng
dc.subject Policy regression eng
dc.subject State eng
dc.subject Institutions eng
dc.subject South Africa eng
dc.subject Land nob
dc.title Land politics in the new state organisation in South Africa eng
dc.type Peer reviewed eng
dc.type Journal article eng
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Statsvitenskap og organisasjonsteori: 240::Offentlig og privat administrasjon: 242 nob
dc.rights.holder Copyright Development Bank of Southern Africa.
dc.rights.holder Development Bank of Southern Africa eng
dc.type.version acceptedVersion eng
bora.peerreviewed Peer reviewed eng
bibo.doi eng

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