Written: 2017 | Published: October 22, 2023 | Christopher Zambakari

Land grab and institutional legacy of colonialism: the case of Sudan

This article answers the following questions:

  • who benefits from the ‘land grabs’?
  • what can a critical analysis of the ‘land grabs’ tell us about the contemporary politics of development?

The first section of this article discusses and provides the intellectual background that informs today’s land rush. The second section discusses the competing actors involved in the land grab, winners and victims: here it is argued that the majority of victims of land dispossession in the African context are peasants, pastoralists, nomadic, and transboundary communities, whose land management system is based on customary land tenure.


This article was originally published by SSRN.

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