Bringing together case studies from Europe, Africa and North and South America, this book makes a fresh assessment of the role of the individual and the state in land development. It discusses a range of issues related to land reform, land development and land management, providing a unique reflection of the current state of research. Particular emphasis is laid on the implementation of sustainable processes of land development as an integrated principle of land management. The book examines the rights of the land users and addresses a number of issues relating to sustainability and land development, ranging from emerging land markets and environmental issues, through to natural resource development. The case studies provide practical examples of the application of land reform and land development to land management.
Contents: Introduction, Robert Dixon-Gough; Land ownership and personal empowerment: a review of some aspects of current land reforms in the light of the lessons of modern social history, Chris Arnison; Changes in land use and their implications upon coastal regions: the case of Grange-over-Sands, Northwest England, Robert Dixon-Gough ; Land management, cadastral reform and biodiversity: a New Zealand study Munir Morad; The contested territories of Costa Rica: sustainable land management challenges in the Neotropics, Simon Evans; Flood defence and estuary management: a case study of the Blackwater estuary, Essex, England, Peter Wynn; Characteristics of land-related administrative institutions: what is needed to support equitable and productive land development?, David Bledsoe; Managing informal settlements in Botswana, Robert Dixon-Gough and Otladisane Molobeng; The contribution of foreign assistance to the development of land markets and the strengthening of property rights: the case of USAID, Peter C Bloch, Susana Lastarria-Cornhiel and J. David Stanfield; Comparative evaluation of purchase and subdivision processes in Denmark, England and Wales, and Belarus, Marina Vaskovitch, Robert Dixon-Gough and Erik Stubkjœr; The role of land consolidation and land readjustment in modern society,Robert Dixon-Gough; Land tenure reform in Scotland, Anthony Andrew; Index.