Land Policies: Questioning discrepancies between discourse and practices in Tanzania
Joanny Bélair, “Land policies: Questioning discrepancies between discourse and practices in Tanzania”, Mambo! Vol XIV, (2) 2017
This working paper analyzes practices of consultation associated to two specific recent land policies in Tanzania. It aims at understanding why there are important discrepancies between official policies and practices associated to their implementation. It argues that the role played by international institutions and actors in shaping African politics— neoliberal development policies and discourses—should not be overstated. Instead, I contend that the international influence explains only partly the practices associated to the implementation of Tanzania land’s policies: its hegemonic impact being mostly superficial.