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Evolution of land distribution in the context of development theories

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

Land distribution is the main core of economic development analysis. The main objectives of land distribution are the improvement of living standards in rural areas, redistribution of land by developing new land registration, redistributing income through job creation, and increasing the productivity of agricultural products. This paper discusses different land distribution programs and outlines the major demands for development theories. It delivers a review of land policies and rigorous case-studies evidence from a global perspective. It also presents a review of historical and sociopolitical literature to evaluate the trend of land distribution, agro-ecological potential of development theories, and various policy debates on land use. In addition, the paper provides a coherent review of case studies to analyze different development theories regarding the concept of land distribution. This paper concludes that development theories support multiple understandings of property rights, including community and policy debates regarding poverty alleviation in poor regions. Moreover, it conceptualized that development theories are urgently needed to prevent people from being driven out of their land. However, it is unlikely that land distribution is the most efficient policy and political framework in contexts. Therefore, traditional land distribution programs need to be revised considering development theories.
Journal: LAND USE POLICY
ISSN: 1873-5754
Volume: 97
Number of pages: 1
Publication year:2020