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Governing Access to Essential Resources

Katharina Pistor and Olivier De Schutter (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172783
eISBN:
9780231540766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172783.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Essential resources do more than satisfy people’s needs. They ensure a dignified existence. Since the competition for essential resources, particularly fresh water and arable land, is increasing and ... More


Commissions of Inquiry and the Idea of a New Social Contract

Miranda Johnson

in The Land Is Our History: Indigeneity, Law, and the Settler State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600020
eISBN:
9780190600051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600020.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 4 turns to the commissions of inquiry that the Australian and Canadian governments created when they realized they had to respond to some of the demands of indigenous peoples as a consequence ... More


Conclusion: “Land Wars” and Development

Michael Levien

in Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190859152
eISBN:
9780190872830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859152.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter argues that the case of Rajpura provides insights into the causes and trajectory of India’s “land wars” and their implications for development. It suggests that the exclusionary ... More


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