In this article we investigate the potential for and limitations of land consolidation as a tool for rural development in transitional environments, focusing on the Khorezm region in Uzbekistan, Central Asia. We frame our analysis in a broader evaluation of land consolidation as a tool for economic development based on European experiences. It is argued that both the European tradition and the Uzbek case indicate that land consolidation as an isolated measure may trigger many unfavourable side-effects, and that in a transitional environment it requires even more careful tailoring of measures and embedding in various institutional settings.
Autores e editores
Nodir Djanibekov, Kristof van Assche, Ihtiyor Bobojonov, & John P.A. Lamers
Publishes on the history and current political, social and economic affairs of the former communist countries of the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and Asia.