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Titles, conflict, and land use : the development of property rights and land reform on the Brazilian Amazon frontier

"The Amazon, the world's largest rain forest, is Brazil's last frontier. The settlement of large and small farmers, squatters, miners, and loggers in this frontier during the past thirty years has given rise to violent conflicts, as well as environmental duress. Titles, Conflict, and Land Use examines the institutional development involved in the process of land use and ownership in the Amazon and shows how this phenomenon affects the behavior of the economic actors. It explores the way in which the absence of well-defined property rights in the Amazon has led to both economic and social problems, including lost investment opportunities, high costs in protecting claims, and especially violence."--Jacket
Print Book, English, ©1999
University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, ©1999