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Natural Resources and Local Livelihoods in the Great Lakes Region of Africa

A Political Economy Perspective

Editors: Ansoms, A., Marysse, S. (Eds.)

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This book looks at how the benefits of economic development in the Great Lakes Region of Africa are not being equally distributed. It studies the impact of the increasing scramble for natural resources upon local livelihoods and considers the ambiguities that characterise the relationship between mining and development.

About the authors

AN ANSOMS Lecturer in development studies at the Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). She holds a PhD in economics and is involved in research on poverty and inequality in the Great Lakes Region. She pays particular attention to the challenges of rural development and pro-poor growth in land-scarce (post-)conflict environments.

STEFAAN MARYSSE Professor emeritus at the Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp (Belgium), and director of ECA (Expertise in Central Africa, Brussels). He holds a phd of the Sorbonne /Paris and is involved in research on political economy and development. He co-edited 'The Political Economy of the Great Lakes Region in Africa: The Pitfalls of Enforced Democracy and Globalization', Palgrave, 2005.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Land Relations and Local Livelihoods in the Great Lakes Region

    Ansoms, An (et al.)

    Pages 3-25

  • Reconciling Custom, State and Local Livelihoods: Decentralised Land Management in South Kivu (DRC)

    Ona, Innocent Utshudi (et al.)

    Pages 26-48

  • A Legacy from the Past Hindering the Future: Land Conflicts in Ituri (DRC)

    Puijenbroek, Joost (et al.)

    Pages 49-67

  • Governance of Urban Agricultural Space: Struggle for Land in Kinshasa (DRC)

    Wagemakers, Inge (et al.)

    Pages 68-82

  • In Quest of Legitimacy: Changes in Land Law and Legal Reform in Burundi

    Kohlhagen, Dominik

    Pages 83-103

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eBook $89.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Natural Resources and Local Livelihoods in the Great Lakes Region of Africa
Book Subtitle
A Political Economy Perspective
Editors
  • A. Ansoms
  • S. Marysse
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-30499-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230304994
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-29025-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33143-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 265
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