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Allocating and Enforcing Property Rights in Land: Informal versus Formal Mechanisms in Subsaharan Africa

@inproceedings{Platteau2000AllocatingAE,
  title={Allocating and Enforcing Property Rights in Land: Informal versus Formal Mechanisms in Subsaharan Africa},
  author={J. Platteau},
  year={2000}
}
  • J. Platteau
  • Published 2000
  • Economics
  • The standard view of economists is that formalisation of private rights in land is a prerequisite of economic growth, especially so in conditions of acute population pressure and agricultutal commercialisation. That stage has been reached in many regions of the African continent, hence the recommendation that land rights be duly registered by a central authority acting on behalf of the state. An alternative view, more prevalent among social scientists, claims that, far from being bypassed by… CONTINUE READING

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