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

Foukona, Joseph Daniel


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...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d51437ab81a7
Access Rights: Open Access


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