Research

A selection of our recent research is provided below. Click on any of the files below to open the PDF of the paper in a new screen:

Boydell, S., Baya, U. and Sheehan, J. 2015, ‘Using the Plurality of Registers to Investigate Conflict over Customary Land’, World Bank Land and Poverty Conference 2015, World Bank, Washington DC, March 2015.

Boydell, S. 2015, ‘Demystifying the Valuation of Customary Land’, World Bank Land and Poverty Conference 2015, World Bank, Washington DC, March 2015.

McDermott, M., Selebalo, C. and Boydell, S. 2015, ‘Towards the Valuation of Unregistered Land’, World Bank Land and Poverty Conference 2015, World Bank, Washington DC, March 2015.

Boydell, S. & Baya, U. 2014, ‘Using Trust Structures to Manage Customary Land in Melanesia: What lessons can be learnt from the iTaukei Land Trust Board in Fiji’, Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2014, The World Bank, Washington DC, March 2014.

Boydell (2013) A 21st Century Citizen in a Brave New Republic, pp.230-247

Boydell, S. & Baya, U. 2013, ‘Resource Development on Customary Land – Option Pricing to Share the Benefits from the Exploitation of Land Based Resources’, Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2013, The World Bank, Washington DC, April 2013 in Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2013, ed Deininger, Klaus W., The World Bank, Washington DC, pp. 1-22.

Sheehan, J.B. 2013, ‘Applying an Australian Native Title Framework to Bedouin Property’, in Amara, A., Abu-Saad, I., & Yiftachel, O. (eds) Indigenous (In)Justice – Human Rights Law and Bedouin Arabs in the Naqab/Negev, Harvard University Press, pp. 228-253.

Boydell, S. & Baya, U. 2012, ‘Resource Development on Customary Land – Managing the Complexity through a Pro-Development Compensation Solution’, Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2012, The World Bank, Washington DC, April 2012 in Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2012, ed Deininger, Klaus W., The World Bank, Washington DC, pp. 1-28.

Boydell, S. 2010, ‘South Pacific Land: An alternative perspective on tenure traditions, business, and conflict’, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, vol. XI, no. 1, pp. 17-25.

Boydell, S. 2008, ‘Finding Hybrid Solutions to the Financial Management of Customary Land from a Pacific Perspective’, Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, vol. 33, pp. 56-64.

Murti, R. & Boydell, S. 2008, ‘Land, conflict and community forestry in Fiji’, Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 6-19.

Boydell, S. 2008, ‘Institutions, Complexity and the Land’, Integrating Generations and FIG/UN-HABITAT Seminar, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2008 in FIG Working Week 2008 – Integrating Generations and FIG/UN-HABITAT Seminar – Improving Slum Conditions through Innovative Financing, ed Villikka, M, International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), http://www.fig.net/pub/fig2008/techprog.htm, pp. 1-11.

Boydell, S. 2007, ‘Myth, Embeddedness and Tradition: Property Rights Perceptions from the Pacific’ in Smajgl, A. & Larson, S. (eds), Sustainable Resource Use: Institutional Dynamics and Economics, Earthscan, London, pp. 109-123.

Boydell, S., Holzknecht, H.A., Paterson, D.E., Small, G.R. & Sheehan, J.B. 2007, ‘Review of Customary Property Rights and Formal and Informal Institutions for Economic Development and Conflict Minimisation’, accessUTS, Sydney, pp. 1-151.

Boydell, S., Small, G.R. & Sheehan, J.B. 2007, ‘Review of Financial Management of Customary and other Land in the Pacific’, accessUTS, Sydney, pp. 1-120.

SPLTC Symposium – Official Declaration & Resolutions

As the full resources of the FAO/USP/RICS Foundation South Pacific Land Tenure Conflict Symposium, Suva, 10-12 April 2002 convened by Spike Boydell are  unfortunately no longer easily accessible through the University of the South Pacific School of Land Management and Development website, we have archived it here as a single interactive PDF (5MB).  The 2002 Symposium papers are actually still available from an archive site at USP that you can also access here, and you will also find a link to the FAO/USP Regional Seminar on Good Governance in Land Tenure and Land Administration, Suva, 16-18 July 2008, convened by Mele Rakai, here.

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