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Fantasy constitutions

Forest land and forced dispossession

Anand Vaidya

the suspension of the property rights in land reform efforts. To limit legislative discretion, the Court argued, the law must be fixed so that rights cannot be taken away “arbitrarily,” and a given legal problem can only have one possible legal

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A politicized ecology of resilience

Redistributive land reform and distributive justice in the COVID-19 pandemic

Jonathan DeVore

's conditional cash transfer (CCT) program, Bolsa Família —which enrolls 14 million families—contributed to 12 percent of this reduction ( Mendes 2015: 77, 85 ). Meanwhile, since its inception, Brazil's federal redistributive land reform (RLR) program has

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John Gledhill

I first met Monique at the Colegio de Michoacán, when she was doing fieldwork in Jalisco for her doctoral thesis. We shared interests in both Mexican land reform communities and political anthropology generally and continued to exchange ideas back

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The IRR as False Witness

How the Institute of Race Relations Strategically Misinforms Us about Racism and Policy (as a Threat to Deliberative Democracy)

Phila M. Msimang

/social inequality  8.0%  8.4%  9.9%  8.8%  3.1% Infrastructure  6.3%  7.1%  3.4%  1.6%  4.2% Women and children abuse  5.5%  5.7%  4.7%  7.4%  4.3% Land reform  4.0.%  4.8%  1.1%  0.0%  1.4% Corrupt

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Playing the edge ball

The politics of transgression in land development in southern China

Lan Wei and Minh T.N. Nguyen

program of rural regeneration ( Zhou and Wang 2015 ). Land acquisition in historical context As elsewhere in China, it was not the first time that the land restructuring takes place in the village. There had been three major land reforms since the

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Indulata Prasad

's development model to education, foreign influence, and land reform, often obfuscate the role played by the “number of anti-ascriptivity (caste) struggles” that threatened the “colonially propped up and politicized traditional-hierarchical social order” ( 2005

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Stephen Louw, Michiel Meijer, and Tom Angier

office – from his empowerment of women, to the expansion of health clinics, pharmacies, schools, construction of grain banks, the digging of wells, and commando-style vaccination campaigns. Disappointingly, Sankara's land reforms, in which he sought to

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Bato-Dalai Ochirov

A Buryat Activist at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Robert W. Montgomery

Transbaikal nomads who required large pastures for their herds. 36 The administrative and landreforms” galvanized the Buryats into action. Some native elites sent petitions and delegations to Siberian officials to stop the laws, but to no avail. 37 Others

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Republican Constitutionalism

Plebeian Institutions and Anti-Oligarchic Rules

Camila Vergara

1994 South African Constitution proclaimed that the state was committed to land reform and its equitable access, and that everyone has ‘the right to have access to adequate housing’ (Art. 26.1) and ‘sufficient food’ (Art. 27.1.b). However, after almost

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Whose Reality Counts?

Emergent Dalitbahujan Anthropologists

Reddi Sekhara Yalamala

. and S. S. Raju ( 2010 ), ‘ Ethnographic Profile of Yerukula Tribe of Andhra Pradesh ’, Studies of Tribes and Tribals 8 , no. 1 : 41 – 44 , doi: 10.1080/0972639X.2010.11886613 . Rao , S. R. K . ( 2006 ), ‘ Redistributive Land Reforms and