Contested Global Landscapes

A Multidisciplinary Initiative of the Cornell Institute for the Social Sciences

Development and Change special issue, March 2013: Governing Global Land Deals: The Role of the State in the Rush for Land Guest Edited by Wendy Wolford, Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Ruth Hall, Ian Scoones and Ben White Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in large-scale land deals, often from public lands to the hands of foreign or domestic investors. Popularly referred to as a ‘global […]

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This panel involved four distinguished scholars: Farshad Araghi, Florida Atlantic University; Tania Li, University of Toronto; Philip McMichael, Cornell University; and Pauline Peters, Harvard University. The panel was chaired by Esteve Corbera, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Farshad Araghi’s talk centrally identified four historical transformations of land rights, namely primitive accumulation, colonial accumulation, developmentalist land rights and neoliberal land rights, and traced the historical conditions of modern land grabs. Tania Li […]

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