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"You cannot fly without wings" - A post-development perspective on the failure of the Kosovo cadastre reconstruction

Björklund, Hanna LU (2013) SIMV29 20131
Department of Political Science
Graduate School
Abstract
This thesis analyses the failure of the post-war cadastre reconstruction that has been taking place in Kosovo since 1999, from the perspective of post-development theory. The “failure” is to be understood not as that the project process failed, but that the project failed in the sense that the finished product (the cadastre register) is not being used to the extent it was intended and is therefore unable to deliver the intended benefits. The study is a single-case study and the main form of empirical material collection was made through semi-structured informant interviews while on a field trip to Kosovo during the spring of 2013. The analysis is made by comparing what post-development theory argues to be common reasons for the failure of... (More)
This thesis analyses the failure of the post-war cadastre reconstruction that has been taking place in Kosovo since 1999, from the perspective of post-development theory. The “failure” is to be understood not as that the project process failed, but that the project failed in the sense that the finished product (the cadastre register) is not being used to the extent it was intended and is therefore unable to deliver the intended benefits. The study is a single-case study and the main form of empirical material collection was made through semi-structured informant interviews while on a field trip to Kosovo during the spring of 2013. The analysis is made by comparing what post-development theory argues to be common reasons for the failure of development projects, with the reasons for the failure of the cadastre reconstruction. The conclusions are that while there are many ways in which the failure of the Kosovo cadastre reconstruction project can be understood, post-development theory can be used to form an explanation to the outcome. (Less)
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author
Björklund, Hanna LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMV29 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Kosovo, development, cadastre, land administration, post-development theory
language
English
id
4002275
date added to LUP
2013-09-03 08:17:02
date last changed
2013-09-03 08:17:02
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  abstract     = {This thesis analyses the failure of the post-war cadastre reconstruction that has been taking place in Kosovo since 1999, from the perspective of post-development theory. The “failure” is to be understood not as that the project process failed, but that the project failed in the sense that the finished product (the cadastre register) is not being used to the extent it was intended and is therefore unable to deliver the intended benefits. The study is a single-case study and the main form of empirical material collection was made through semi-structured informant interviews while on a field trip to Kosovo during the spring of 2013. The analysis is made by comparing what post-development theory argues to be common reasons for the failure of development projects, with the reasons for the failure of the cadastre reconstruction. The conclusions are that while there are many ways in which the failure of the Kosovo cadastre reconstruction project can be understood, post-development theory can be used to form an explanation to the outcome.},
  author       = {Björklund, Hanna},
  keyword      = {Kosovo,development,cadastre,land administration,post-development theory},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"You cannot fly without wings" - A post-development perspective on the failure of the Kosovo cadastre reconstruction},
  year         = {2013},
}