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Knowledge in rural transitions: formal and informal underpinnings of land governance in Khorezm

  title={Knowledge in rural transitions: formal and informal underpinnings of land governance in Khorezm},
  author={Kristof van Assche and Anna-Katharina Hornidge},
We analyze the shifting selections and roles of knowledge in rapidly evolving rural governance, exemplified by the complex transition of land governance in Khorezm, a province of Uzbekistan. Through a study of the evolution of various organizations involved in land governance at different spatial scales, we reconstruct the changing patterns of formality and informality in the organization and management of land in this irrigated rural area. These patterns, we argue, are crucial in… 

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