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The development of the third world has been based on economic development and the opportunity for expanded markets, the exploitation of labor and the exportation of first world values. Yet, over time, the focus of development has been challenged. A broad philosophical stroke of change has refocused development action to include market based, industrial and capitalistic ideas of prosperity as well as human and social development. Progressive development action is refocused on quality of life and opportunity enhancement. Now, economic development and capitalistic approaches to lifting the third world from poverty persist alongside development action centered in human development. This research ponders the possibility that development programs centered in land tenure formalization can have broader applications to progressive and sustainable objectives related to human development and increasing human agency.
Developing Countries, Development, Human Capabilities, Land Formalization, Land Tenure Reform
Date of Defense
March 21, 2013.
A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Urban and Regional Planning in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Includes bibliographical references.
Rebecca Miles, Professor Directing Dissertation; Ralph Brower, University Representative; Petra Doan, Committee Member.
Florida State University
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