Land Conflict and Distributive Politics in Kenya

  title={Land Conflict and Distributive Politics in Kenya},
  author={Catherine Boone},
  journal={African Studies Review},
  pages={75 - 103}
Abstract: This paper argues that even with the incorporation of land policy provisions into Kenya's new constitution, there is every reason to believe that in the near future, highly politicized land conflict will continue. This is because land politics in Kenya is a redistributive game that creates winners and losers. Given the intensely redistributive potential of the impending changes in Kenya's land regime—and the implications of the downward shift in the locus of control over land… 
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