The Transformation of Property Rights to Land in Kenya’s Maasailand

  • Esther Mwangi


This book has focused on explaining why (and how) group ranch members in Kajiado district supported the subdivision of their collective landholdings. The puzzle of why property rights change is an ongoing concern for scholars of institutions in general and of economic development more specifically. Yet the quest to better understand and to explain institutional change has emphasized the triggers and outcomes of change at the expense of a more precise explication of the way in which change occurs or considerations of whether such change is reversible. Beyond highlighting the factors pressing toward change and the outcomes of a major change in property rights structure, this study of property rights transformation in Kajiado district illustrates the internal processes of change.


Internal Governance Socioeconomic Change Land Title Land Claim Land Scarcity 


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© Esther Mwangi 2007

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