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dc.contributor.authorGoodwin, David
dc.date.available2016-11-23T01:08:09Z
dc.date.copyright2013
dc.identifier.citationGoodwin, D. (2013). Whatever it takes: strategies by communal land right-holders in Zimbabwe for enhancing tenure security. Africa, 83(1), 164–187. doi:10.1017/S0001972012000769en
dc.identifier.issn1750-0184
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/6956
dc.description.abstractThis article looks at ways in which communal area right-holders in Zimbabwe attempt to add security to their land rights when faced with altered circumstances. Apart from quasi-legal means such as ad hoc diagrams, which were beyond the scope of this article, two principal strands were found by which land right security is bolstered. First, investment in interpersonal ties (both with the living and the dead), and second, ceremonies for forging and maintaining links with land. For both, it was found that traditional practices have been bent and adapted pragmatically to suit contemporary contexts. Increased mobility and remoteness from rural homes has also given rise to a degree of abstraction (for example, the symbolic use in urban settings of soil or grain brought from communal areas). Where both custom and formal law co-exist pluralistically, custom has proved the more flexible of the two and, unless demonstrably better security is offered, it seems likely that custom will continue to be invoked and modified to provide security for new circumstances.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofAfricaen_NZ
dc.subjectCommunal tenureen_NZ
dc.subjectLand tenureen_NZ
dc.subjectLand rightsen_NZ
dc.subjectZimbabween_NZ
dc.titleWhatever it takes: strategies by communal land right-holders in Zimbabwe for enhancing tenure securityen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.date.updated2016-11-23T00:42:07Z
otago.schoolSurveyingen_NZ
otago.relation.issue1en_NZ
otago.relation.volume83en_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0001972012000769en_NZ
otago.bitstream.endpage187en_NZ
otago.bitstream.startpage164en_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
dc.rights.statementDOI: https://10.1017/S0001972012000769en_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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