Prof Hastings Okoth-Ogendo on traditional lands and land registration in Kenya (2015)

The late Professor Hastings Okoth-Ogendo on traditional land tenure, British land registration interventions and land modernism the post-colonial era. Continue reading “Prof Hastings Okoth-Ogendo on traditional lands and land registration in Kenya (2015)”

Human development, the state and participation (2014)

Human development should be seen as a broad, emancipatory and social process, rather than the mere expansion of individual choices or ‘capabilities’. In post-colonial nations, a strong ‘human development enabling’ state is necessary to build basic human capacity, such as in health, education, shelter and nutrition; and then to promote popular participation. This requirement can be seen in a range of historical experience and is reflected in the declaration on the right to development. Continue reading “Human development, the state and participation (2014)”

Ukun Rasik An: More than independence (2002)

Short documentary based on interviews with East Timorese people as their nation prepares for the ‘restoration of independence’ on 20 May 2002 [Independence was first declared in 1975]. The video ends with footage of the 2002 celebrations. Music: ‘O Cabalo Azul’ by Carlos Nuñez and friends. Continue reading “Ukun Rasik An: More than independence (2002)”