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Agents and Implications of Foreign Land Deals in East African Community: The Case of Uganda

Osabuohien, E. S. C. and Efobi, Uchenna and Gitau, Ciliaka Millicent W. and Bruentrup, Michael (2015) Agents and Implications of Foreign Land Deals in East African Community: The Case of Uganda. In: Handbook of Research on In-Country Determinants and Implications of Foreign Land Acquisitions. 701 E. Chocolate Avenue Hershey PA, USA 17033. ISBN 978-1-4666-7405-9 (hardcover : alk. paper) -- ISBN 978-1-4666-7406-6 (ebook : alk. paper) -- ISBN 978-1-4666

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Some of the factors that have been attributed to the global increase of Foreign Land Deals (FLDs) include the three Fs (food, fuel, and finance) crises, among others. However, most of the empirical evidence stems from the assessment of a broad set of countries. An analysis on the main determinants across host communities within a country presents specificity and closer reality. This chapter contributes by examining the community factors that could exert significant influence on determining whether or not a community receives FLDs in East African Community (EAC), focusing on Uganda. Uganda is an interesting case to investigate because the country is one of the destinations of FLDs in EAC, apart from Kenya and Tanzania. Taking it one step further, the chapter investigates the possible implications of FLDs on the host communities in terms of improvement (or deterioration) on selected community outcome variables: the quality and services relating to education, road, water, and health facilities.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2015 16:19
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2015 16:19

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