West, Henry W.

About the author: After active service in India and Southeast Asia, and a Cambridge degree in Geography, Dr. H. W. West took an HMOCS appointment in Uganda. After retirement from Uganda, he returned to Cambridge, and at ODA request and with a doctorate and Fellowship of Wolfson college, he lectured and researched in Development Studies.

On African Land Holding - A Review of Tenurial Change and Land Policies in Anglophone Africa
2001 0-7734-7515-X
This is a wide-ranging review of past and present land tenurial change and the recommended future evolution of land policies in anglophone Africa. Viewed against the influence of recent political events, and current difficulties, needs and potentials are investigated and recommendations made which could permit modernization while respecting traditional values. The approach throughout is legal, institutional and administrative. Alternative ideological solutions are explored through the medium of past legislative attempts and subsequent failures.