State property vs. customary ownership: a comparative framework in West Africa

2021-01-01
© 2021 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.This article examines relations between state and customary land claims in Francophone West Africa. This region, despite a broadly common legal heritage at the time of independence, experienced a wide variety of changes at the national scale to the point where these countries now form a full spectrum of statutory/customary relations. After a historical review of rural property rights in Francophone West Africa, this article proposes a typology of State vs. Customary ownership in the region with a focus on four exemplary cases: Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, and Mauritania.
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A. Dolcerocca, “State property vs. customary ownership: a comparative framework in West Africa,” pp. 0–0, 2021, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?partnerID=HzOxMe3b&scp=85106532083&origin=inward.