In Land We Trust: Environment, Private Property and Constitutional Change

In Land We Trust: Environment, Private Property and Constitutional Change

By: Calestous Juma (author), J.B. Ojwang (editor)Paperback

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Land tenure is a sensitive issue in Africa and a central theme in the demand for political and economic reform in the region. While traditional development strategies aim for maximum economic growth, new approaches emphasize conservation. The governing of land use is also central to the overall scheme of national governance - the constitution. This book examines the relationship between land ownership and the conservation of natural resources, using the case of Kenya. It proposes specific measures for achieving a balance between private ownership and public interest, and between conservation and economic growth.

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Governance and environmental management: governance and sustainable development, Alison Field-Juma; natural capital for susrtainable development, John Mugabe and Calestous Juma; the constitutional basis for environmental management, J.B. Otwang; property rights, public interest and environment, R.S. Bhalla; land tenure systems and natural resources, Bondi D. Ogolla. Land tenure and natural resource management: land tenure and soil conservation, Peter Ondiege; land tenure and water resources, Cleophas Tarori, Albert Mumma and Alison Field-Juma; land tenure and forest resource management, Phoebe Okowa-Bennun and Albert M. Mwangi; land tenure and wildlife management, Siri Eriksen, Njeri Marekia and Evans Ouko. Customary rights and sustainable land use: land tenure in pastoral lands, Isaac Lenaola, Hadley H. Jenner and Timothy Wichert; customary resource tenure in pastoral lands, Edmund G.C. Barrow; property rights, medicinal plants and indigenous knowledge, A. Okoth-Owira and Calestous Juma. Environment and constitutional change: towards ecological jurisprudence, J.B. Otwang and Calestous Juma; constitutional arrangements for environment and development, Kenneth K. Orie; sustainable development and constitutional change, Calestous Juma.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/1998
  • ISBN13: 9781856494182
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 468
  • ID: 9781856494182
  • weight: 508
  • ISBN10: 1856494187

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