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The struggle over land in Acholi, Northern Uganda

Thesis (M.A.) 2016 32 Pages

Politics - International Politics - Topic: Development Politics

Summary

Land conflict in Acholi has often been expounded in reference to the LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) civil war – that is, the long period of LRA civil war and displacement that led to loss of land boundaries and alteration of socio-cultural norms and practices which weakened the institution of traditional authority in handling land-related matters.

This paper argues that the dispute over land in Acholi is a result of the incongruity based on principles between the modern state and traditional Acholi land institution, which work parallel to each other hence producing confusions that trigger conflict.

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Pages
32
Year
2016
ISBN (Book)
9783668396890
File size
635 KB
Language
English
Catalog Number
v353483
Institution / College
London School of Economics – Department of International Development
Grade
Merit
Tags
acholi northern uganda

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Title: The struggle over land in Acholi, Northern Uganda