Contested Global Landscapes

A Multidisciplinary Initiative of the Cornell Institute for the Social Sciences

There was a very positive response to our Call for Abstracts: approximately 300 abstracts were submitted, the majority of which were of very high quality. The organizers invited papers that offer rigorous and innovative analysis. Papers based on recent, original field research were especially welcomed. Only 138 abstracts have been selected and invited mainly due to the physical limitation of the venue.

Click to view the provisional list of titles, authors, and abstracts (pdf).

Papers we have received so far:

Narco-trafficking Landscapes: Drug flows as accelerants of land dispossession
356.9 KiB
348 Downloads

How land grabbing overturns the governance of irrigated areas in Mali? State, Donors, Farmers seeking to find new roles
300.5 KiB
293 Downloads
adam.pdf
Author: Adamczewski, Armandine, Thomas Hertzog, Jean-Philippe Tonneau, Jean-Christophe Poussin and Jean-Wes Jamin
Date:October 11, 2012

The Politics of Land Grabbing in Guatemala
1.0 MiB
683 Downloads
alonso-fradejas.pdf
Author: Alonso-Fradejas, Alberto
Date:October 16, 2012

Political Memories, Economic Land Concessions, and Landscapes in the Lao People's Democratic Republic
593.4 KiB
622 Downloads

The Immutably Mobile Wasteland: How Wasteland Development Policies are Shaping Modern Land Politics in India
623.4 KiB
535 Downloads

Everyone Must Eat? Liberia, Food Security and Palm Oil
2.7 MiB
965 Downloads
balachandran.pdf
Author: Balachandran, Lakshmi; Elizabeth Herb, Shahbano Timirzi and Erin O'Reilly
Date:October 18, 2012

Land Conflcts Along Highways in India: A Commentary on India's Agrarian to Industrial Transition
431.8 KiB
395 Downloads
Balakrishnan.pdf
Author: Balakrishnan, Sai
Date:September 20, 2012

Grassroots Masquerades: Development, Paramilitaries, and Land Laundering in Colombia
1.7 MiB
789 Downloads

UN Special Rapporteur Human Rights Condemnation: Corporate Land Grabbing for Coal Mining in Bangladesh
485.8 KiB
538 Downloads
Heather P. Bedi.pdf
Author: Bedi, Heather P.
Date:September 20, 2012

Governance and resistance in Jujuy: territorial discourses and mechanisms of land control
661.8 KiB
455 Downloads

Landscapes of Fear: Water Grabbing, Wetland Conservation, and the Violence of Property in Colombia
513.7 KiB
466 Downloads

Land Grabbing, Agribusiness and the Peasantry in Brazil and Mozambique
2.6 MiB
1306 Downloads
Clements_Fernandes.pdf
Author: Clements, Elizabeth Alice and Bernardo Mancano Fernandex
Date:September 20, 2012

What's in a Right? Gold mining, decentralisation and neoliberalisation in Burkina Faso
672.5 KiB
441 Downloads

Geographies of Construction and Trajectories of Agrarian Change in Oil-Boom Angola
543.7 KiB
292 Downloads
degrassi.pdf
Author: De Grassi, Aaron
Date:October 17, 2012

The corporate standard and the reproduction of the dominant class in Egypt
467.3 KiB
436 Downloads
M_Dixon_LDPI_2012_final[1].pdf
Author: Dixon, Marion
Date:September 20, 2012

The formalization fix? Land titling, state land concessions and geographical transparency in contemporary Cambodia
552.3 KiB
344 Downloads

'Unused' Land and Unfulfilled Promises: Justifications for Displacing Communities in East Africa
545.1 KiB
571 Downloads

Multi-level governance of large-scale land acquisitions: Mapping and evaluating the terrain
1.3 MiB
451 Downloads

The rubber-tree boom in Cambodia: Assessing small landholders' optimism
541.5 KiB
684 Downloads
gironde.pdf
Author: Gironde, Christophe
Date:October 18, 2012

How different are the UK and China? "Land grabbing" countries in comparative perspective
563.2 KiB
658 Downloads

The frontiers of genetically modified soya in Argentina. Possession Rights and New Forms of Land Control and Governance
736.2 KiB
345 Downloads

Where is Japan in the Global Land Grab Debate
510.7 KiB
695 Downloads
hall.pdf
Author: Hall, Derek
Date:September 25, 2012

Foxes Guarding the Hen-house: The Fragmentation of 'The Staet' in Negotiations ovre Land Deals in Congo and Mozambique
728.6 KiB
399 Downloads

The Missing Middle: Exploring Mozambican Refusals and Preferences in Agricultural Directions
704.6 KiB
448 Downloads

State Land Transfers and Local Authorities in Zambia
364.4 KiB
293 Downloads
honig.pdf
Author: Honig, Lauren
Date:October 3, 2012

Jordanian Investments in Agriculture Abroad and at Home: the quest for secure access to food
884.4 KiB
355 Downloads

Consolidating land, consolidating control: What future for smallholder farming in Rwanda’s ‘Green Revolution’?
835.3 KiB
1328 Downloads

Land Acquisitions: How will they Impact Transboundary Waters?
2.0 MiB
310 Downloads
Jagerskog_Cascao.pdf
Author: Jagerskog, A., A. Cascao, M. Harsmar and K. Kim
Date:September 20, 2012

Green Governance or Green Grab? The biopolitics of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and its processes in Ecuador
496.1 KiB
737 Downloads

Property and Negotiation in Waza National Park
710.1 KiB
256 Downloads
kelly.pdf
Author: Kelly, Alice
Date:October 10, 2012

Land Grabs,Women's Farming, and Women's Activism in Africa
817.5 KiB
599 Downloads
Koopman.pdf
Author: Koopman, Jeanne and Iba Mar Faye
Date:October 10, 2012

South Korean External Strategy Qualms: Analysis of Korean Overseas Agricultural Investment within the Global Food System
1.1 MiB
1343 Downloads

The Politics of Dispossession: Theorizing India’s “Land Wars”
666.1 KiB
1019 Downloads
Levien.pdf
Author: Levien, Michael
Date:September 25, 2012

What is Land? Anthropological Perspectives on the Global Land Rush
1.4 MiB
716 Downloads
li.pdf
Author: Li, Tania
Date:October 15, 2012

A Case Study of Land Transfer in Rural China
689.4 KiB
398 Downloads
Kan Liu.pdf
Author: Liu, Kan
Date:September 20, 2012

Land Grabbing and Global Governance: Some Initial Observations
300.3 KiB
609 Downloads
margulis.pdf
Author: Margulis, Matias E.
Date:September 21, 2012

The Accumulation of Dispossession and Resistance in Northern Uganda
474.4 KiB
494 Downloads
martiniello.pdf
Author: Martiniello, Giuliano
Date:October 10, 2012

Selling nature through green grabbing: discourses and resistances
269.1 KiB
464 Downloads
McAfee, Kathleen.pdf
Author: McAfee, Kathleen
Date:September 19, 2012

Rubber, rights and resistance: the evolution of local struggles against a Chinese rubber concession in Northern Laos
643.8 KiB
446 Downloads

The Sugarcane Industry and the Global Econmic Crisis
2.1 MiB
356 Downloads
mendoncafin.pdf
Author: Mendonca, Maria Luisa, Fabio T. Pitta and Carlos Vincius Xavier
Date:October 22, 2012

Property and Collectivity: The Making of Ethnic Claims to Land Restitution in Colombia
520.5 KiB
330 Downloads
morris.pdf
Author: Morris, Meghan L.
Date:October 10, 2012

Reading Fractures Resistances
1.2 MiB
390 Downloads
menezesfin.pdf
Author: Mujumdar, Rohit and Benita Menezes
Date:October 23, 2012

Large Scale Land Deals, Global Capital and the Politics of Livelihoods: Experiences of Women Small- Holder Farmers in Chisumbanje, Zimbabwe
293.4 KiB
485 Downloads
Cornell- Mutopo and Chiweshe- Large Scale Land Deals and the Politics of Livelihoods.pdf
Author: Mutopo, Patience and Manase Chiweshe
Date:September 17, 2012

The Global Land Rush: Markets, Rights and the Politics of Food
796.2 KiB
815 Downloads
naural.pdf
Author: Narula, Smita
Date:October 2, 2012

Land Grabbing in Cambodia: Narratives, Mechanisms, Resistance
1.1 MiB
835 Downloads
Neef.pdf
Author: Neef, Andreas and Siphat Touch
Date:September 21, 2012

Land Grabbing and Political Transformation in Tanzania
891.9 KiB
1475 Downloads
nelson.pdf
Author: Nelson, Fred, Emmanuel Sulle and Edward Lekaita
Date:October 18, 2012

The Displacement and Dispossession of the Aweer (Boni) Community: The Kenya Government dilemna on the new Port of Lamu
926.5 KiB
686 Downloads

Land appropriation under changing environmental governance in the Amazon: The cases of lowland Bolivia and the State of Para, Brazil
795.1 KiB
234 Downloads

Mega-Projects and State-Driven Land Grabbing in Brazil: Violence and Dispossession in the Name of Economic Development
1.2 MiB
395 Downloads

Land enclosures, surplus people and a battle over visions of futures in Africa
493.5 KiB
559 Downloads
PetersPauline.pdf
Author: Peters, Pauline E.
Date:September 20, 2012

Negotiating gendered property relations over land: oil palm expansion in Kalangala district, Uganda
3.9 MiB
416 Downloads

Theorizing Sovereignty in Empty Land: the Land Tenure Implications of Concentrated Solar Power in pre-Saharan Morocco
671.5 KiB
396 Downloads

Sugarcane Ethanol Production in Colombia: Assessing the Potential of Bonsucro Certification for Addressing Land and Water "Grabs"
784.5 KiB
231 Downloads
selfafin.pdf
Author: Selfa, Theresa, Carmen Bain, and Renata Moreno
Date:December 5, 2012

The Quest for Development Through Dispossession: Examining Amuru Sugar Works in Lakang-Amuru District of Northern Uganda
1.2 MiB
423 Downloads

Rural-Urban Migration and Domestic Land Grabbing in China: Drivers, Impacts and Trade-offs
767.1 KiB
806 Downloads
siciliano.pdf
Author: Siciliano, Giuseppina
Date:September 25, 2012

Accumulation by Reconversion in Southern Mexico
527.3 KiB
298 Downloads
sinkler.pdf
Author: Sinkler, Adrian
Date:October 11, 2012

"A fam manager should get his hands dirty". Global land acquisitions and the export of western farm models to Russia
1.0 MiB
455 Downloads
steggerda.pdf
Author: Steggerda, Michelle and Oane Visser
Date:October 12, 2012

Governance of Large-Scale Land Acquisitions in Uganda: The role of the Uganda Investment Authority
947.7 KiB
657 Downloads
stickler.pdf
Author: Stickler, M. Mercedes
Date:September 21, 2012

"Occupying" Agribusiness: Land Protest Camps and Third Party Labor Contractors in Mato Gross do Sul, Brazil
288.2 KiB
401 Downloads

Land Grabbing and Speculation for Energy Business: A Case Study of ExxonMobil Business Expansion in Bojonegoro of East Java, Indonesia
1.4 MiB
612 Downloads

Mapping resistance & resilience to the global landgrab: definitions, financial activism and alliances
483.4 KiB
753 Downloads
Temper_Alier_LDPI.pdf
Author: Temper, Leah and Joan Martinez-Alier
Date:September 17, 2012

Conservation and Development: Justice, Inequality, and Attitudes around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
301.1 KiB
246 Downloads
tumusiime(2).pdf
Author: Tumusiime, David Mwesigye and Espen Sjaastad
Date:October 11, 2012

Sector-Wide Analysis of U.S. Investment in Large-Scale Land Acquisitions
1.1 MiB
709 Downloads
oxfamfin.pdf
Author: Tumusiime, Emmanuel
Date:October 15, 2012

Resisting Land Grabbing in Latin America during the Cold War and Globalization Eras
1.1 MiB
420 Downloads
welchfin.pdf
Author: Welch, Clifford Andrew
Date:October 18, 2012

Let Them Eat (Maize) Cake: Climate Change Discourse, Misinformation and Land Grabbing in Tanzania
842.6 KiB
570 Downloads
wisner.pdf
Author: Wisner, Ben; Adolfo Mascarehas, Charles Bwenge, Tom Smucker, Edna Wargui, Dan Weiner and Pantaleo Munishi
Date:September 26, 2012