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An evaluation of the land laws in Tanzania
2005 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the thesis is to evaluate the recently adopted land laws in Tanzania and their efficiency within the agricultural sector. In order to evaluate this, the authors have used institutional theory combined with property rights discussions. In 1999 two new pieces of land legislation passed the Tanzanian parliament and in May 2001 they came into force: the Land Act, dealing in with general—inclusive of urban land—and reserved land, and the Village Land Act, dealing with village land. Before that, the Land Ordinance, which had been issued by the British 1923, has been the basic land law. The authors have compared the land laws in Tanzania with land laws in other developing countries in east Africa. The land laws have not succeeded in reaching out to the people in the rural areas as well as they have reached the urban areas. The conclusion of the thesis is that the land laws are good tools for the distribution of land in Tanzania, even if it is not completely efficient today.

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Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, Land laws, agricultural sector, Tanzania, property rights, east-africa, developing countries, poverty, africa, äganderätter, jordbruk, jordbrukssektorn
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-44643ISRN: LTU-SHU-EX--05/057--SELocal ID: 26ab9f11-bd2b-43ec-bcfa-5a3873223709OAI: diva2:1017922
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Economics, master's level
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