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Winner of the 2018 Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Brazil Section Book Prize In 1982, the Brazilian Air Force arrived on the Alcântara peninsula to build a state-of-the-art satellite launch facility. They displaced some 1,500 Afro-Brazilians from coastal land to inadequate inland villages, leaving many more threatened with displacement. Completed in 1990, this vast undertaking in one of Brazil’s poorest regions has... more...

You don't have to be a student of geography or cartography to have an interest in the world around you, especially with globalization making our planet seem smaller than ever. Now you can IM someone in Alaska, purchase coffee beans from Timor-Leste, and visit Dubai. But what do we really know about these lands? WHO OWNS THE WORLD presents the results of the first-ever landownership survey of all 197 states and 66 territories of the world, and reveals... more...

Older--and often economically depressed--industrial cities generally have a number of well located but abandoned industrial sites. Too frequently these sites are heavily polluted by the residue of toxic wastes dumped when old factories were still in use. These "brownfield" sites must be cleaned up under existing law before they can be redeveloped. And yet the question of who will bear the cost of this cleanup frequently stymies efforts... more...

Essential resources do more than satisfy people's needs. They ensure a dignified existence. Since the competition for essential resources, particularly fresh water and arable land, is increasing and standard legal institutions, such as property rights and national border controls, are strangling access to resources for some while delivering prosperity to others, many are searching for ways to ensure their fair distribution. This book argues that the... more...

Modern Land Law provides a user-friendly yet comprehensive account of this foundation subject. Explaining land law in an understandable and logical fashion, this new edition has been substantially rewritten and revised to take into account developments since the publication of the last edition in 2005. In addition, each chapter has been expanded and updated to include an analysis of the most recent case law. Written with... more...


This landmark study examines issues surrounding New Zealand’s Treaty of Waitangi, focusing on recent Fiji revolutions and indigenous customary rights to the seabed and foreshore. In this revised edition, the author approaches these complex and controversial matters with a careful, thorough, and principled approach while dealing with the broad constitutional issues and responding to comments made by other scholars. This... more...

During the early nineteenth-century, two million acres of New York's farmland were controlled by a handful of great families. Along the Hudson Valley and across the Catskills lay the great estates of the Van Rensselaers, the Livingstons, and a dozen lesser landlords. Some two hundred and sixty thousand men, women, and children-a twelfth of the population of New York, the nation's most populous state-worked this land as tenants. Beginning in 1839, these... more...

Land Law Reform in East Africa reviews development and changes in the statutory land laws of 7 countries in Eastern Africa over the period 1961 – 2011. The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 sets up the conceptual framework for consideration of the reforms, and pursues a contrast between transformational and traditional developments; where the former aim at change designed to ensure social justice in land laws, and the latter aim... more...

'The text is clear and easy to understand. It explains the issues very well indeed without over-simplifying fundamental points' Dr Janine Griffiths-Baker, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Bristol Introduction to Land Law presents a clear explanation of this often difficult to grasp subject. Its enables students to understand why land law is important and how the subject fits together, before introducing some of the critical issues that... more...

This book will serve as a practical guide to construction adjudication for those involved with construction disputes. It will also serve as an essential reference for training adjudicators. It covers all aspects of construction adjudication including the Housing, Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, Scheme for Construction Contracts, revisions to contracts and procedures/problems from the practical and legal viewpoint. This guide offers the... more...