‘Squatting’ as a strategy for land settlement and sustainable development

Besson, Jean. 2007. ‘Squatting’ as a strategy for land settlement and sustainable development. In: Jean Besson and Janet Momsen, eds. Caribbean land and development revisited. New York: Palgrave, pp. 135-146. ISBN 9780230261242 [Book Section]

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This collection of eighteen chapters plus an editorial introduction brings together studies of land and development throughout the Caribbean region by historians, anthropologists, geographers, land use planners, a sociologist and a human rights lawyer. Themes include post-emancipation access to land for the former slaves, soil erosion, crop production, agro-biodiversity, tourism, fishing, migration, land tenure, landscape and environment, and various aspects of land policy, planning and management. The chapters cover a range of territories in the Hispanic, Francophone, English-speaking and Dutch Caribbean. This volume is a sequel to the editors' earlier ground-breaking book Land and Development in the Caribbean (Macmillan, 1987) and, with a new cast of authors and an entirely new collection of essays, provides fresh perspectives on Caribbean land and development based on both historical and contemporary research.

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Book Section

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Anthropology

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2007Published

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11671

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08 Jun 2015 15:50

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16 Jun 2017 13:06

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/11671

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