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The Resource The transformation of property rights in the Gold Coast : an empirical analysis applying rational choice theory, Kathryn Firmin-Sellers

The transformation of property rights in the Gold Coast : an empirical analysis applying rational choice theory, Kathryn Firmin-Sellers

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The transformation of property rights in the Gold Coast : an empirical analysis applying rational choice theory
Title
The transformation of property rights in the Gold Coast
Title remainder
an empirical analysis applying rational choice theory
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Firmin-Sellers
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the political process by which property rights are defined and enforced in two traditional states in colonial Ghana. The case studies within the book ask how colonial institutions transformed indigenous political and economic life; and how colonization and decolonization affected prospects for future economic development and stability in Africa. The introductory chapter outlines a theory of the transformation of property rights systems. The remaining empirical chapters refine this theory through a detailed analysis of the transformation of property rights within an African context. These chapters draw explicitly on rational choice theories to analyse indigenous actors' attempts to redefine and enforce property rights to land by 'reinventing' the traditions of their respective communities. These theories help to understand why property rights systems across Africa remain fluid and insecure
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Firmin-Sellers, Kathryn
Dewey number
  • 346.66704/32
  • 346.6706432
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KRX986
LC item number
.F57 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Political economy of institutions and decisions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Land tenure
  • Real property
  • Customary law
  • Agriculture and state
  • Land tenure
  • Real property
  • Agriculture and state
  • LAW
  • Agriculture and state
  • Customary law
  • Land tenure
  • Real property
  • Africa
  • Ghana
  • Eigendomsrecht
  • Landgebruik
  • Ghana
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The transformation of property rights in the Gold Coast : an empirical analysis applying rational choice theory, Kathryn Firmin-Sellers
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-191) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- pt. 1. The institutions of the colonial state: The logic of indirect rule -- pt. 2. The reinvention of tradition : the evolution of property rights under indirect rule: Institutional failure in the Ga state ; Institutional creation in Akyem Abuakwa : the politics of property rights -- pt. 3. The transition to independent government: Redfining the institutions of central government : the writing ot the Coussey Constitution ; The return to the traditional state ; Conclusion
Control code
47010578
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511000249
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47010578
Label
The transformation of property rights in the Gold Coast : an empirical analysis applying rational choice theory, Kathryn Firmin-Sellers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-191) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- pt. 1. The institutions of the colonial state: The logic of indirect rule -- pt. 2. The reinvention of tradition : the evolution of property rights under indirect rule: Institutional failure in the Ga state ; Institutional creation in Akyem Abuakwa : the politics of property rights -- pt. 3. The transition to independent government: Redfining the institutions of central government : the writing ot the Coussey Constitution ; The return to the traditional state ; Conclusion
Control code
47010578
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511000249
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47010578

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