Turning Land into Money : Land, Inequality, and Reforms in Namibia

Lenggenhager, Luregn and Bloemertz, Lena and Nghitevelekwa, Romie. (2021) Turning Land into Money : Land, Inequality, and Reforms in Namibia. Review of Agrarian Studies, 11 (1).

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This paper shows how land and wealth are linked in Namibia. Historical examples of how white, commercial landowners used favourable economic, legal, and political conditions to make profit from land show how this accumulation of capital has been, to this day, a hindrance to a more equal society. Since Namibia's independence in 1990, new and diverse ways of assigning value to land have also emerged on communal land in circumstances of growing market competition. In short, we will show how past and present developments in Namibia created opportunities to make money out of land, leading to the accumulation of wealth in the hands of a few.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Fakultär assoziierte Institutionen > Zentrum für Afrikastudien Basel
UniBasel Contributors:Bloemertz, Lena and Lenggenhager, Luregn
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Foundation for Agrarian Studies
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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