This essay's thesis is that donor nation's efforts to reproduce their own production contribute to land concentration and class formation in the West African savanna. This is because public investments by certain donor nations encourage two land-appropriation processes and one land-expropriation process. New classes are emerging as a result of these processes, consisting of those gaining and those losing control over land. [land concentration, class relations, development, Africa]
The Emergence of Land Concentration in the West African Savanna
Reyna, SP. (1987). The Emergence of Land Concentration in the West African Savanna. American Ethnologist, 14(3), 523-541.