The Church, Transnational Land Deals and Empowering Local Communities in Northern Ghana

A Christian Socio-ethical Perspective
 
 
Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 13. August 2018
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • XVI, 229 Seiten
978-3-506-78841-2 (ISBN)
 
Imagine having a property that your family has been building for generations. One day, a foreign company submits documents and demands ownership of the land. What should the village community do about it? In Ghana, land has increasingly become an object of trade as a result of new growing, agriculture-based value chains for global biofuel markets. The ethical choices we make about land and its use are at the core of this book. It investigates the challenges of land acquisition for biofuels production exploring the concept of empowerment and Christian ethics within the socio-political power settings of the people of Northern Ghana. It thus considers the historical, theological, ethical and sociological foundations of the Ghanaian land issue.
2018
  • Deutsch
  • Deutschland
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • 1 Karte, 1 s/w Abbildung
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  • 1 s/w Grafik, 1 s/w Karte
  • Höhe: 236 mm
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  • Breite: 156 mm
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  • Dicke: 21 mm
  • 441 gr
978-3-506-78841-2 (9783506788412)
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Emmannuel Zumabakuro Dassah is from Fian in the Upper West Region of Ghana. After four years of teaching, he proceeded to the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität of Münster, Germany. There, he gained a Licentiate in Missiology and was awarded a PhD in Theology. His work focuses on Christian Social Ethics, especially in the African context.

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