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Alienating customary land : people of the land and people of property in Vanuatu

Harradine, Mark Andrew


The extensive land alienation on some islands in Vanuatu appears to contravene both the national constitution and desires of local people. The constitution states that all land is held in customary tenure; the Ni-Vanuatu indigenous majority (about 95% of the population) find alienation severely encroaches on their land entitlements. Given this strong opposition, the thesis asks how alienation occurs. It concludes that alienation results from the operation of key state-level forces of the recent...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d514c20c1505


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