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The Puzzle of “Perverse” Property Rights

  • Esther Mwangi

Abstract

When viewed against the context of Maasai pastoral livelihoods that have evolved and adapted to conditions of climatic variability and resource heterogeneity, the decision to subdivide is puzzling. Subdivision and fragmentation impedes mobility, which is crucial for survival under such variable conditions if livestock is to remain the core economic activity. This chapter addresses the puzzle of why individual group ranch members supported the subdivision of their collective holdings into individual, titled parcels.

Keywords

Socioeconomic Change Land Title Annual General Meeting Livestock Holding Group Ranch 
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© Esther Mwangi 2007

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  • Esther Mwangi

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