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The Struggle over Land in Africa: Conflicts, Politics & Change Book Launch

20 April 2010
16:00 - 00:55

                                 Date : 20 April 2010


                                 Time : 16:00 – 18:00



HSRC Press cordially invites you to the launch of the recently published book, The Struggle over Land in Africa: Conflicts, Politics & Change co-edited by Ward Anseeuw & Chris Alden.


Conflicts over land are frequent across the African continent, ranging from local disputes amongst urban squatters to large-scale challenges to the prevailing political order. Loaded with economic, symbolic and emotional significance, land is often at the epicentre of violence and, concurrently, of any attempts to develop sustainable solutions to conflicts. 


Some of themes explored in the book include: Ethnic and indigenous land conflicts, traditionalism versus modernity, renewed land interests, land use and conflict, state building, politics and land (for example agricultural land reform); land policy development, planning, inclusiveness/non-inclusiveness; regional scopes of land conflicts and changing norms.


With authors from the academic, diplomatic, political and civil sectors, this book is the essential reference on the debate about land issues in Africa.


All welcome.


Refreshments will be served. 


Johannesburg: South African Institute of International Affairs, Jan Smuts House, Wits University, East Campus, Station Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg