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The past, present and future of slum property regimes in Chittagong, Bangladesh

Bert Suykens UGent (2017) SOUTH ASIA-JOURNAL OF SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES . 40(1). p.146-161
abstract
This article argues for the need to take time into account when understanding land ownership in slums. It shows that this allows comprehending more accurately the place of land law and the specific forms that legal struggles over land take. Field research in a slum in Chittagong (in Bangladesh) reveals that while contemporary practices of ownership and transfer might appear to be informal and illegal, they are not only grounded in historical forms of legal land settlement, embedded in a long-standing court battle over legal ownership, but also the product of expectations related to the (legalised) future. Finally, urban planning, with a state-sponsored vision of the future of slums, further complicates the role of the law.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
Bangladesh, Chittagong, future, history, legality, property, slum, urban planning
journal title
SOUTH ASIA-JOURNAL OF SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES
volume
40
issue
1
pages
146 - 161
publisher
Informa UK Limited
ISSN
0085-6401
1479-0270
DOI
10.1080/00856401.2017.1263905
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
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I don't know the status of the copyright for this publication
id
8505965
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8505965
date created
2017-01-27 15:02:40
date last changed
2017-03-10 09:33:46
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  author       = {Suykens, Bert},
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  keyword      = {Bangladesh,Chittagong,future,history,legality,property,slum,urban planning},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {146--161},
  publisher    = {Informa UK Limited},
  title        = {The past, present and future of slum property regimes in Chittagong, Bangladesh},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00856401.2017.1263905},
  volume       = {40},
  year         = {2017},
}

Chicago
Suykens, Bert. 2017. “The Past, Present and Future of Slum Property Regimes in Chittagong, Bangladesh.” South Asia-journal of South Asian Studies 40 (1): 146–161.
APA
Suykens, Bert. (2017). The past, present and future of slum property regimes in Chittagong, Bangladesh. SOUTH ASIA-JOURNAL OF SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES , 40(1), 146–161.
Vancouver
1.
Suykens B. The past, present and future of slum property regimes in Chittagong, Bangladesh. SOUTH ASIA-JOURNAL OF SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES . Informa UK Limited; 2017;40(1):146–61.
MLA
Suykens, Bert. “The Past, Present and Future of Slum Property Regimes in Chittagong, Bangladesh.” SOUTH ASIA-JOURNAL OF SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES 40.1 (2017): 146–161. Print.