Socioeconomic Change and Land Use in Africa

The Transformation of Property Rights in Maasailand

  • Authors
  • Esther Mwangi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Esther Mwangi
    Pages 25-44
  3. Esther Mwangi
    Pages 45-58
  4. Esther Mwangi
    Pages 59-90
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 177-219

About this book


This study investigates how and why a group ranch members in Kajiado District, Kenya, supported the subdivision of their collective landholdings into individual, titled units, and what outcomes resulted in this transition to individual rights. Viewed over a longer time scale, the author finds that politics is at the core of institutional change.


government Institution intervention methods Policy politics Sustainability transformation transition

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