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Record number 562466
Title Landreform und Konflikt im Südsudan: Erkenntnisse aus Yei River County
Author(s) Justin, Peter Hakim; Dijk, Han Van
Source Afrika Spectrum 52 (2017)2. - ISSN 0002-0397 - p. 3 - 28.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/000203971705200201
Department(s) Chair Disaster Studies
Sociology of Development and Change
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2017
Keyword(s) Agricultural reforms - History - Land law - Nation and state building - Social change - Social conflicts - South sudan
Abstract

Following South Sudanese independence in 2011, land reform became a major aspect of state building, partly to address historical injustices and partly to avoid future conflicts around land. In the process, land became a trigger for conflicts, sometimes between communities with no histories of “ethnic conflict.” Drawing on cases in two rural areas in Yei River County in South Sudan, this paper shows that contradictions in the existing legal frameworks on land are mainly to blame for those conflicts. These contradictions are influenced, in turn, by the largely top-down approach to state building, which has tended to neglect changes in society and regarding land resulting from colonialism and civil wars.

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