Organiser(s): Kelly Askew, Howard Stein and Laura German.
Session format: Panel.
This panel takes a critical look at the land governance orthodoxy that has consolidated on the heels of the financial crisis and outcry over "global land grabs" at the end of the 2000s. The panel starts with a presentation on the “theory of change” guiding land governance interventions, with an emphasis on tenure (in)security and the formalization of property rights. We explore the role of land titling in the resilience of rural households in Tanzania through a look at the relationship between formalization, conflict and security. Finally, we draw on published ethnographic evidence from across the continent to profile local conceptions and forms of security that are rendered invisible by dominant framings. The panel reveals the emergent orthodoxy not only as flawed, but as a project which advances a singular conception of security for the world that is neither universal nor guaranteed to advance the values that are claimed.
01-07-2021 14:30 - 15:45Hosted by: Laura German
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