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Land politics in the new state organisation in South Africa

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Show simple item record Gran, Thorvald 2011-02-16T12:15:51Z 2011-02-16T12:15:51Z 2009-03
dc.identifier.citation Development Southern Africa 26(1): 3-16 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0376835X
dc.identifier.issn 14703637 (print ISSN)
dc.identifier.issn 09/01000314 (online ISSN)
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. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher DBSA Development Bank of Southern Africa, Routledge Taylor and Francis Group. en
dc.rights Copyright Development Bank of Southern Africa. en_US
dc.subject Land no
dc.subject Trust en
dc.subject Politics en
dc.subject Policy regression en
dc.subject State en
dc.subject Institutions en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.title Land politics in the new state organisation in South Africa en_US
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 en_US
dc.rightsHolder Development Bank of Southern Africa en_US
dc.type.version acceptedVersion eng
bora.peerreviewed Peer reviewed eng

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