Land - Caught in the conflict between custom and Commercialism

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Show simple item record Boydell, S Holzknecht, HA 2010-05-28T09:47:39Z 2003-01
dc.identifier.citation Land Use Policy, 2003, 20 (3), pp. 203 - 207
dc.identifier.issn 0264-8377
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract Conflicts in Pacific societies around land issues remain a constant theme at a time when Pacific island nations are still trying to have their place in the world recognized and with a conflict between westernization and tradition, credit, power and self-interest. Is land the cause of the conflict, or an innocent victim? Where do people in Pacific countries want to be located between traditional customary ways on one hand, or western materialism on the other? Such questions need exploring in a search for consensus. The insularity of society amidst the independent and self-governing Pacific countries gives rise to the belief that land holds a special place in the Pacific ([Ravuvu (1983). Ravuvu, A., 1983. Vaka i Taukei: The Fijian Way of Life. Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, Suva.Ravuvu (1983]). Land is regarded as equivalent to culture and life. The reality is, however, that land holds a special place in all societies, whether they are westernized or less `developed. What does vary is the nature and evolution of land tenure systems. What sets the island nations of the South Pacific apart from many other countries is that such a large portion of the land (83100%) remains in customary ownership based on different criteria to those operating in the west ( [Paterson (2001]; [Hann (1998]).
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/S0264-8377(03)00027-9
dc.title Land - Caught in the conflict between custom and Commercialism
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Land Use Policy
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 20
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 203 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 207 en_US DAB.School of Built Environment en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0905 Civil Engineering
dc.personcode 997009
dc.percentage 100 en_US Civil Engineering en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Built Environment
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Contemporary Design Practice
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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