Recent Submissions

  • Re-entering African-American farmers : recent trends and a policy rationale 

    Wood, Spencer D.; Gilbert, Jess Carr (Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998)
    Today, there are only about 15,000 black farmers in the United States. Declining by 98 percent since 1920, black farmers have suffered losses attributable to public policy, economic pressures, and racial oppression. All ...
  • Past and present land tenure systems in Albania : patrilineal, patriarchal, family-centered 

    Sabates-Wheeler, Rachel; University of Wisconsin--Madison. Land Tenure Center.; Albania. Immovable Property Registration and Market Action Plan (Project). Project Management Unit. (Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998)
    This paper attempts to evaluate whether Albanian rural social structure has changed to the extent that individual rights and protection of those rights have become important policy questions. If the evaluation suggests ...
  • Recent reforms of the urban housing system in central and east Europe 

    Thiesenhusen, William C. (Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000)
    The urban housing system in most of Central and East Europe (CEE) is undergoing decentralization, deregulation, and privatization together with other basic changes due to the fall of the iron curtain, the demise of the ...
  • Legal transfer and the legitimation of law : implications of farm family property provisions in Albanian legislation 

    Sabates-Wheeler, Rachel (Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000)
    This paper discusses the relationship between transfer of laws from one country to another and legitimation of the law associated with the transfer. Drawing lessons from the legal transfer experience of Latin America in ...
  • Etude : sur la problématique foncière dans les périmètres irrigués au Mali 

    Tall, El Hadj Oumar (Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002)
    Today, the processes of decentralization and democratization are fundamental aspects of sustainable human development in Mali, and have a considerable impact on all strategies and policies involved in agricultural development. ...
  • Liberal contracts, relational contracts and common property : Africa and the United States 

    Tabachnick, David (Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998)
    The core thesis is that Western neoclassical economics and law (particularly Anglo-American) have a peculiar cultural history that biases Western-trained economists and lawyers against common property systems like those ...
  • Challenging conventional wisdom : smallholder perceptons and experience of land access and tenure security in the cotton belt of northern Mozambique 

    Strasberg, Paul J.; Kloeck-Jenson, Scott (Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002)
    A new land law went into effect in January 1998 in Mozambique. The impetus behind these actions was the belief that a new legal and regulatory framework was necessary to reduce the frequency of land conflicts between ...
  • Immovable property markets in metropolitan Tirana, Albania 

    Stanfield, David; Childress, Malcolm; Dervishi, Artan (Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998)
    This paper uses information from three empirical studies to describe, after seven years of privatization and real estate market transactions, how the physical space of the city of Tirana is presently organized, and how ...
  • Creation of land markets in transition countries : implications for the institutions of land administration 

    Stanfield, David; Gibbard, Roger; Markwell, Susan (Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999)
    This paper describes (1) the processes of privatization of land management in selected transition countries and (2) the post-privatization changes in land administration institutions which are being crafted to establish ...
  • Albanian immovable property registration system : review of legislation 

    Stamo, Lida; Singer, Norman J.; University of Wisconsin--Madison. Land Tenure Center.; Albania; Albania. Immovable Property Registration and Market Action Plan (Project). Project Management Unit. (Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997)
    The registration system of immovable property in Albania was chosen for four basic reasons: (1) it protects the right of immovable property owners by providing strong and reliable evidence about ownership and other interests ...
  • An insider's view on establishing an immovable property registration system in Albania 

    Sherko, Romeo; University of Wisconsin--Madison. Land Tenure Center.; Albania. Immovable Property Registration and Market Action Plan (Project). Project Management Unit. (Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997)
    As will become clear in this article, the author's position shifts from pessimist to optimist as this writing progresses. The first section presents some of the difficulties that Albania is experiencing with respect to the ...
  • Property registration in Albania : an information management issue 

    Sherko, Romeo; Sula, Naim; University of Wisconsin--Madison. Land Tenure Center.; Albania. Immovable Property Registration and Market Action Plan (Project). Project Management Unit. (Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997)
    This paper presents the plans being made in Albania to establish an immovable property registration system in the most efficient way. It considers not only technically modern equipment and computer-related problems but ...
  • Land and population on the Indian reservations of Wisconsin : past, present, and future 

    Sandefur, Gary D.; Ceballos, Miguel; Mannon, Susan E. (Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000)
    The historical relationship between land use and population change among Wisconsin's Indian groups has been strikingly emblematic of the larger American Indian population. The ingredients of this rich relationship include ...
  • Mediation in the Norwegian land consolidation courts 

    Rognes, Jørn; Sky, Per Kåre (Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998)
    In Norway land consolidation is organized entirely within the judicial system. This paper describes how land consolidation courts work, and examines mediation activities in the courts. Questionnaires were used to get data ...
  • Nonprofit and resident collaboratives : an alternative model for community participation in planning? 

    Pothukuchi, Kameshwari (Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999)
    Attempts to encourage and institutionalize citizen participation in planning are fraught with tensions between democratic participation and professional expertise; the reconciliation of local or group interests with larger, ...
  • Private sector agricultural tenancy arrangements in Europe : themes and dimensions, a critical review of current literature 

    Ravenscroft, Neil; Gibbard, Roger; Markwell, Susan (Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999)
    Although there is widespread support for the "ideal model" of agricultural production being based around the owner-occupier farmer, it is recognized that, for a variety of reasons, this ideal is neither always attainable ...
  • Real estate professionals and the immovable property market in Albania 

    Moores, Margaret Eveline; Flynn, Norman D.; University of Wisconsin--Madison. Land Tenure Center.; Albania. Immovable Property Registration and Market Action Plan (Project). Project Management Unit. (Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997)
    The experience of other Eastern and Central European countries would suggest that in Albania, as the market for real property develops, there should also be developments in services that support real property transactions. ...
  • Project for the analysis of land tenure and agricultural productivity in the Republic of Macedonia 

    Melmed-Sanjak, Jolyne; Bloch, Peter C.; Hanson, Robert (Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998)
    The paper arises out of the Land Market Project and covers detailed data at the individual farm level and in-depth analyses of legal and historical processes. The agricultural sector in Macedonia is characterized by two ...
  • Who owns natural resources in the United States and Canada? 

    Marchak, M. Patricia (Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998)
    Property rights are social definitions; they exist as long as the society is willing to enforce them. If enforcement is missing, they cease to exist. The reasons for changes might be market conditions, popular sentiments, ...
  • Land fragmentation and consolidation in Albania 

    Lusho, Sherif; Papa, Dhimitër; Albania. Immovable Property Registration and Market Action Plan (Project) (Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998)
    The 1945 agrarian reform in Albania changed the distribution of landownership. The land of the largest landlords was distributed to 70,000 families who either did not own any land or owned very little. Since this agrarian ...

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