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Thomas Hartmann

Why are recent attempts to give space to the rivers so unsuccessful? Floodplain management is a complex social process with many stakeholders, who pursue different rationalities before, during, and after floods. The resulting patterns of activities of the stakeholders have led to a technological lock-in. This article uses Cultural Theory to analyze the stakeholders' different framing of floodplain management. The concept of Large Areas for Temporary Emergency Retention (LATER) is then introduced as a way to create space for the rivers. Its implementation can be facilitated if the different rationalities, framing the patterns of activity in the floodplains are taken into account. Therefore, based on interviews with landowners, water managers, land use planners, and policymakers the rationalities are uncovered and different proposals for land policies are presented. The result is a land policy based on an obligatory insurance against natural hazards.

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The End of Agricultural Supremacy

The 2009 Reform of Israel's National Land Policy

Ravit Hananel

This study examines the impact of the Israel Land Administration (ILA) reform of 2009 on Israeli land policy in general and on the status of agricultural land in particular. Despite repeated statements by government representatives that the reform pertains only to urban land, my analysis reveals that this legislation has dramatically changed the relationship between urban and agricultural land in Israel. For more than a century, agricultural land enjoyed both substantive and quantitative supremacy over urban land, but after the reform was approved, urban land became the default land definition. I suggest explanations for these fundamental changes and discuss their implications for the future, including the need to formulate new definitions for land uses in both the agricultural and urban sectors.

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Between Two Truths

Time in Physics and Fiji

Naoki Kasuga

sense of fear among the Fijians that changes in government land policy would lead to the loss of their lands. Apolosi was said to be accompanied, and protected, by the twin gods, Na Thiri , known throughout Fiji. These gods were otherwise believed to

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Monique Deveaux

bargaining between representatives of the Congress of Traditional Leaders and the government that characterized the final stages of the Communal Lands Reform Act. In a particularly dramatic instance in which women protested local land policies, women in

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‘The Expenditure of a Million of British Sovereigns in this Otherwise Miserable Place’

Frontier Wars, Public Debt and the Cape’s Non-racial Constitution

Jeff Peires

: 375 ). 4 Kirk (1972: 290 ); ‘H.D. Warden – High Commissioner, 18 Aug. 1850’ in Theal (1883: 31–56 ); Midgley (1981: 197 ). Midgley (1949: 514–16 ) attempts a feeble defence of the Sovereignty’s land policies, but the evidence against is overwhelming

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The Office de la Famille Française

Familialism and the National Revolution in 1940s Morocco

Margaret Cook Andersen

persecuted Communists, promoted the cult of Pétain, introduced physical education in schools, encouraged “return to the landpolicies, and emphasized traditional hierarchies. 34 Still, the degree to which Vichy policies extended to the colonies varied

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Karl Mertens

, not to mention historical and land policy factors ( Sirina 2006: 38–46 et passim). The period of observation for the Kochema Evenkis was in the cold season and during that time of year they use reindeer at a much lower frequency than snowmobiles. In

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The Meanings of the Move?

From “Predicaments of Mobility” to “Potentialities in Displacement”

Stephen C. Lubkemann

option that was not often available in Zimbabwe where both government land policies and an earlier wave of Mozambican refugees left little land available for newcomers. Meanwhile many of their adolescent sons sought employment across the border on the

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Attila Tóth, Barbora Duží, Jan Vávra, Ján Supuka, Mária Bihuňová, Denisa Halajová, Stanislav Martinát, and Eva Nováková

Sustainability Land Policy Management: Case Study of Warsaw ”. European Countryside 4 : 251 – 268 . doi:10.2478/v10091-012-0027-2 . Rose , Richard , and Yevgeniy Tikhomirov . 1993 . “ Who Grows Food in Russia and Eastern Europe? ” Post-Soviet Geography