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Land Governance and Gender
The Tenure-Gender Nexus in Land Management and Land Policy
Edited by: Uchendu Eugene Chigbu, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia
December 2021 | ePDF 9781789247671 | ePub 9781789247688
December 2021 | Hardback | 248 Pages | 9781789247664
DescriptionThis book delivers new conceptual and empirical studies surrounding the design and evaluation of land governance, focusing on land management approaches, land policy issues, advances in pro-poor land tenure and land-based gender concerns. It explores alternative approaches for land management and land tenure through international experiences. Part 1 covers Concepts, debates and perspectives on the governance and gender aspects of land. Part 2 focuses on Tenure-gender dimensions in land management, land administration and land policy. It deals with land issues within the interface of theory and practice. Part 3 covers Applications and experiences: techniques, strategies, tools, methods, and case studies. Part 4 focuses on Land governance, gender, and tenure innovations. Case studies discussed include China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Lesotho, Germany, Mexico, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Korea, etc. Themes include Islamic tenure, reverse migration, matriarchy/matrilineal systems, structural inequality, tenure-responsive planning, land-related instabilities and COVID-19, urban-rural land concerns, women's tenure bargaining, tenure-gender nexus concerns in developing and developed countries.
· Includes theoretical or empirical studies on land governance and gender from a diverse group of countries.
· Provides the basis for a new land administration theory to be set against conventional land administration approaches.
· Offers, in an accessible manner, a range of new tools for design and evaluation of land management interventions.
The book will be valuable for students and researchers in land governance, urban and rural planning, international development,natural resource management, agriculture, community development, and gender studies. It is also useful for land practitioners, including those working within international organizations.
Table of contents
- Chapter 1: Introducing Land Governance and Gender in the Context of Land Tenure. By Uchendu Eugene Chigbu.
- Part 1: Concepts, debates and perspectives on the governance and gender aspects of land
- Chapter 2: Gender, Structural Inequality, and Just Governance. By Colleen Murphy and Charles Fogelman.
- Chapter 3: Land tenure and the nuanced gender debates in sub-Saharan Africa: realities and illusions. By Ikechukwu O. Ezeuduji, Antonia T. Nzama, Nontuthuzelo N. Mbane and Nompumelelo Nzama.
- Chapter 4: Land Governance and Gender in Support of the Global Agenda 2030. By Uchendu Eugene Chigbu and Stig Enemark.
- Chapter 5: Governing African land in an era of instability. By Sara Berry.
- Part 2: Tenure-gender dimensions in land management, land administration and land policy
- Chapter 6: Advancing Women’s Position by Recognising and Strengthening Customary Land Rights: Lessons from Community-Based Land Interventions in Mozambique. By Julian Quan, Lora Forsythe and June Y.T. Po.
- Chapter 7: Women’s Insights on Bargaining for Land in Customary Tenure Systems: Land Access as an Individual and Collective Issue. By Cynthia Caron.
- Chapter 8: Gender-Sensitivity in Land Management: Trajectory of Housing, Agriculture and Land Ownership in South Korea. By Cheonjae Lee.
- Chapter 9: Analysing Non-Legal Barriers to Land Ownership by Women. By Katriel Marks and Rhonda Phillips.
- Part 3: Applications and experiences: techniques, strategies, tools, methods, and case studies
- Chapter 10: The Evolvement of Land Consolidation in Rural China from the Perspective of Governing Tension between Construction Land Expansion and Farmland Protection. By Xiaobin Zhang and Yanmei Ye.
- Chapter 11: Discourse on women and land tenure in Ghana: Does a matrilineal land tenure system make a difference for women?. By Nancy Kankam Kusi, Frank Mintah, Valentina Nyame, Uchendu Eugene Chigbu, Menare Royal Mabakeng, Barikisa Owusu Ansah and Walter Dachaga.
- Chapter 12: The Gender Dimensions of Land Tenure Reforms in Ethiopia 1995-2020. By Stein T. Holden.
- Chapter 13: The Paradox of Islamic Land Governance and Gender Equality. By M. Siraj Sait and M. Adil Sait.
- Part 4: Land governance, gender, and tenure innovations
- Chapter 14: Transforming Legal Status of Customary Land Rights: What this Means for Women and Men in Rural Africa. By Liz Alden Wily.
- Chapter 15: Women and Land Inheritance under Legal Pluralism in Lesotho. By Gaynor Gamuchirai Paradza.
- Chapter 16: Tenure Responsive Zoning Regulations for Better Gender Equality in Land Management in Kigali city, Rwanda. By Ernest Uwayezu and Marie Jeanne Nyiransabimana.
- Chapter 17: New hope and future for rural areas under COVID-19 circumstances? Rural development, pandemic liveability, and reverse migration. By Uchendu Eugene Chigbu, Michael Klaus and Holger Magel.
- Chapter 18: Using Urban Literacy to Strengthen Land Governance and Women’s Empowerment in Peri-Urban Communities of San Andrés Cholula, Mexico. By Pamela Durán-Díaz, Emma R. Morales and Melissa Schumacher.
- Chapter 19: Land governance and gender for a tenure-responsive future. By Uchendu Eugene Chigbu.
ReadershipThe book will be valuable for students and researchers in land governance, urban and rural planning, international development,natural resource management, agriculture, community development, and gender studies. It is also useful for land practitioners, including those working within international organizations
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Uchendu Eugene Chigbu is Associate Professor in Land Administration at the Namibia University of Science and Technology, an institution recognized as a Centre of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa by the African Union (through its Network of Excellence on Land Governance initiative). He has more than ten years of professional experience in formulating land methods for addressing societal challenges. He co-chairs the International Research Cluster of the Global Land Tool Network (UN-Habitat). His most impactful work in land administration is the Tenure Responsive Land Use Planning: A Guide for Country Level Implementation, which the UN-Habitat has adopted for piloting in the countries of the Global South. He sits on the Editorial Boards of the journals Land Use Policy and Local Development & Society, among many other journals focusing on land governance.
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