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The Double Movement of Immovable Property Rights in Papua New Guinea

Filer, Colin


Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of many countries around the world where the relationship between customary land tenure and economic development has been hotly debated for a long time. A commonplace of the debate in PNG is that 97% of the nation's land is held under customary tenure, while only 3% has been alienated, and these proportions have not changed since the country became independent in 1975. This paper shows that the boundary between customary and alienated forms of land or immovable...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pacific History
DOI: 10.1080/00223344.2013.876158


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