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Title:Land, law and politics in Africa: mediating conflict and reshaping the state
Editors:Abbink, JanISNI
Bruijn, Mirjam deISNI
Hesseling, GertiISNI
Series:African Dynamics (ISSN 1568-1777)
City of publisher:Leiden
ISBN:900421738X; 9789004217386
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:land law
land conflicts
customary law
conflict resolution
constitutional law
festschrifts (form)
author bibliographies (form)
About person:Gerarda Siberta Catharina Maria Hesseling (1946-2009)ISNI
External link:https://hdl.handle.net/1887/18534
Abstract:This volume, which is dedicated to the Dutch legal scholar Gerti Hesseling (1946-2009), examines issues of law, land dispute and conflict mediation in Africa. The focus is on how citizens, State institutions and concerned (inter)national actors attempt to find solutions to land disputes. The issues at stake include land access and land use, State politics and democratization efforts, the relationship between constitutional/State law and customary law, the challenges of urban and rural conflicts, border issues, and conceptions of (human) rights. The 15 chapters are grouped into four thematic parts: 1. Historical and cultural aspects (Walter van Beek, Wim M.J. van Binsbergen on Zambia, Peter Geschiere, Patrick Chabal); 2. Land issues and economics (Abdou Salam Fall, Mayke Kaag, Yaram Gaye and Marieke Kruis on Senegal, Romborah R. Simiyu and Dick Foeken on Kenya, Piet Konings on the Bakassi dispute beween Cameroon and Nigeria); 3. Politics and constitutional law (Jan Abbink on Ethiopia, Babacar Kanté, Fatima Diallo on Senegal, Moussa Djiré on Mali); 4. The challenges of law and conflict (Janine Ubink on Namibia, Han van Dijk on Chad, Mirjam de Bruijn and Egosha E. Osaghae). The book further includes a recollection of Gerti's commitment to the LASDEL Institute in Niger by Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan and Mahaman Tidjani Alou and a bibliography of her works. [ASC Leiden abstract]