Land rights, ethno-nationality, and sovereignty in history

Stanley L. Engerman, Jacob Metzer

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The complex relationships between ethno-nationality, rights to land, and territorial sovereignty have long fed disputes over territorial control and landed rights between different nations, ethnicities, and religions. These disputes raise a number of interesting issues related to the nature of land regimes and to their economic and political implications. The studies drawn together in this key volume explore these and related issues for a broad variety of countries and times. They illuminate the diverse causes of ethno-national land disputes, and the different forms of adjustment and accommodation to the power differences between the contesting groups. This is done within a framework outlined by the editors in their analytical overview, which offers contours for comparative examinations of such disputes, past and present. Providing conceptual and factual analyses of comparative nature and wealth of empirical material (both historical and contemporary), this book will appeal to economic historians, economists, political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists and all scholars interested in issues concerning ethno-nationality and land rights in historical perspective.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages403
ISBN (Print)0203073711, 9780203073711
StatePublished - 17 Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes

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© 2004 editorial material and selection, Stanley L. Engerman and Jacob Metzer; individual chapters the contributors. All rights reserved.


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