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Real acts, imagined landscapes
(Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2011)
Why do we want land and agrarian reform? Why should its policies be supported? Much can be said about its stated purposes and goals, but why do those goals matter — and to whom? If, as James Ferguson remarked earlier in ...
Real acts, imagined landscapes: reflections on the discourses of land reform in South Africa after 1994
This paper discusses the discourses by which land reform policies in South Africa have been justified and criticized. Critical thought is needed about the underlying assumptions and frameworks informing policy and critique. ...