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Best Practice Options for the Legal Recognition of Customary Tenure

Fitzpatrick, Daniel


Is there a 'best practice' model for the legal recognition of customary tenure? If not, is it possible to identify the circumstances in which a particular model would be most appropriate? This article considers these questions in the light of economic theories of property rights, particularly as illustrated by the World Bank's 2003 land policy report. While these theories have their flaws, the underlying concept of tenure security allows a typological framework for developing legal responses to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Development and Change
DOI: 10.1111/j.0012-155X.2005.00419.x


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