Land, Law and History: Actors, Networks and Land Reform in Solomon Islands

@inproceedings{Foukona2017LandLA,
  title={Land, Law and History: Actors, Networks and Land Reform in Solomon Islands},
  author={Joseph Daniel Foukona},
  year={2017}
}
From the onset of the colonial era, land reform in Solomon Islands has focused on changing customary landholding arrangements so as to improve productivity and stimulate economic growth. Most land in Melanesia remains under customary tenure, which is broadly communal by nature and cannot be alienated without profound social disruption. Customary land, social relations, livelihoods, power structures, knowledge, identity and place are all inter-related in Melanesian life-worlds. This complexity… Expand

Tables from this paper

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 589 REFERENCES
Beating the Boundaries: Land Tenure and Identity in the Papua New Guinea Highlands
  • P. Sillitoe
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Anthropological Research
  • 1999
The land tenure system of New Guinea Highlanders is simple in principle but complex in practice. Land features prominently in their lives, not merely as a horticultural resource but also socially andExpand
Navigating between Traditional Land Tenure and Introduced Land Laws in Pacific Island States
As in other parts of the world, islands in the south Pacific region experienced British colonial administration accompanied by the introduction of non-customary land laws and policies. In some casesExpand
Commodifying Land, Fetishising Law: Women’s Struggles to Claim Land Rights in Uganda
  • A. Manji
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • 2003
In many parts of Africa, the last decade has been an age not just of land reform but of land law reform.1 It has been characterised by debates as to the purpose and direction of land reform, theExpand
Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Native Customary Land Tenure in Sarawak
Contrary to commonly accepted principles of civil society and the ideology of self-determination and governance, the socio-cultural and psychological spaces, territory, boundaries, sovereignty, andExpand
Developing Legislation to Formalise Customary Land Management: Deep Legal Pluralism or a Shallow Veneer?
Abstract One of the many post-colonial claims of indigenous people is the re-assertion of their rights over their land and its resources. Colonial history has created for many people a plural legalExpand
Land reform in Africa : lessons from Kenya
Access to land is increasingly becoming a problem in Africa as a result both of population growth and tenure reforms. The standard argument for tenure reform centres on the role of uncertainty inExpand
Liberation regimes and land reform in Africa. Land politics transcending enmity in South Africa
Truthfulness, the norm of science, is etymologically related to trust. Both concepts are related to ‘tree’, as a symbol for grounded knowledge, for differentiation (the tree of knowledge), forExpand
More Than Socially Embedded: The Distinctive Character of 'Communal Tenure' Regimes in South Africa and its Implications for Land Policy
This article analyzes debates over tenure reform policy in post-apartheid South Africa, with a particular focus on the controversial Communal Land Rights Act of 2004. Land tenure systems in theExpand
Forestry, Public Land, and the Colonial Legacy in Solomon Islands
Independent Solomon Islands inherited lands that the colonial state had acquired and dedicated for forest use. Solomon Islanders became increasingly wary of the government's intentions regardingExpand
Finding common ground: relational concepts of land tenure and economy in the oil palm frontier of Papua New Guinea
In the oil palm frontier regions of West New Britain and Oro provinces, Papua New Guinea, customary land tenure arrangements are changing in response to the growing demand for land for agriculturalExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...