Issa Shivji, (1998)

Issa Shivji, (1998) Not Yet Democracy; Reforming land Tenure in Tanzania

Not yet democracy reforming land tenure in Tanzania is a first book of its kind to address the problems of land tenure reform in an East African country. In 1991, the Tanzanian government formed a Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters (CILM) and published a report in 1992, which has been hailed by many reviewers and experts as a landmark in the African land tenure literature. The Chairman of the CILM, Professor Issa Shivji, and author of this book, places the work of the Commission within its broader context and sets its findings within the current democracy debate raging all over Africa, including treatment of the proposed new Tanzania Land Act. The book adds a fresh new dimension to the literature on African political economy and should be useful to students of political science, economics, and law and development studies.

Issa G. Shivji is a Professor of Law at the University of Dar es Salaam and a leading academic who has written extensively in the areas of labour law, jurisprudence, constitutionalism and land law. Professor Shivji was the Chairman of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters (1991-92) and is one of the founders and Executive Director of the Land Rights Research and Resources Institute (HAKIARDHI). He is also an advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and the High Court of Zanzibar. His main area of practice is public interest litigation.

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