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Peasant Relocation and Deterritorialization

You‐tien Hsing

in The Great Urban Transformation: Politics of Land and Property in China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199568048
eISBN:
9780191721632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568048.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Chapter 7 looks at peasants who lost their land to urban expansion in the last three decades. It seeks a territorial explanation for the gap between the magnitude of peasants' ... More


Emergent Global Land Governance

Matias E. Margulis

in Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026901
eISBN:
9780262322126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026901.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Land governance is currently the focus of many new global rule-making projects, marking a sharp break with past practices that sought to exclude land as an international governance issue. ... More


Large-Scale Land Transactions: Actors, Agency, Interactions

Carol A. Hunsberger, Saturnino M. Borras, Jennifer C. Franco, and Wang Chunyu

in Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026901
eISBN:
9780262322126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026901.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Large-scale land acquisitions, popularly known as “land deals” or “land grabs,” bring together several important themes in global land-use change: competition for land, distal land connections, and ... More


Global Perspectives on Land-Grabbing

Peer Ghulam Nabi Suhail

in Pieces of Earth: The Politics of Land-Grabbing in Kashmir

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199477616
eISBN:
9780199091003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477616.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

While situating and contextualizing land-grabbing in Kashmir within the global land-grabbing debate, this chapter provides a detailed and critical account of the dominant assumptions about the ... More


From Land to the Tiller to Land Liberalization *

Nikita Sud

in Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and the State: A Biography of Gujarat

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076933
eISBN:
9780199080908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076933.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The transition from ideas and policies that sought to redistribute ‘land to the tiller’ to those that promote ‘land liberalization’ is a snapshot of Gujarat’s story of development from independence ... More


Introduction

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/9780190859152.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This introductory chapter provides the context of India’s “land wars” and growing global interest in “land grabs.” It then details and critiques the three main theories of the relationship between ... More


Redirecting Regulation?: Land Titling and Cambodia’s Post-Neoliberal Conjuncture

Michael B. Dwyer

in Governing Access to Essential Resources

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172783
eISBN:
9780231540766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172783.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Dwyer documents the failure of ambitious land titling schemes in the aftermath of Cambodia’s civil war. The post-war Cambodian government allowed farmers to apply for recognition of title, which ... More


Global Land Grabbing: A Tale of Three Legal Homogenizations

Tomaso Ferrando

in Private International Law and Global Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198727620
eISBN:
9780191793684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727620.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Private International Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In the attempt to transform private international law (PIL) into an instrument of global governance, it is important not to lose sight of the underlying substantive law and of the importance of legal ... More


Pieces of Earth: The Politics of Land-Grabbing in Kashmir

Peer Ghulam Nabi Suhail

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199477616
eISBN:
9780199091003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477616.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Resource exploitation in the form of land-grabbing has become a major debate worldwide. Based on extensive field research conducted at the India-Pakistan border, using Kishanganga Hydroelectric ... More


Transformation and Development: The Political Economy of Transition in India and China

Amiya Kumar Bagchi and Anthony P. D'Costa (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082286
eISBN:
9780199082377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082286.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

India and China—the two largest and fastest growing economies in the world—are contributing to the realignment of the global economy while most of the advanced capitalist countries are reeling under ... More


An Ethnographer’s Journey through Land Grab for Capitalists by the Left Front Government in West Bengal

Abhijit Guha

in The Land Question in India: State, Dispossession, and Capitalist Transition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198792444
eISBN:
9780191834431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792444.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter attempts to construct a multisite ethnography of land grab by the government for private profit-making companies in Paschim (west) Medinipur district of West Bengal under the pro-peasant ... More


Green Land and State Territory

Carl Death

in The Green State in Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215830
eISBN:
9780300224894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215830.003.0004
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter examines how green discourses and governmental rationalities – principally conservation initiatives but also the environmental dimensions of land reform programmes – produce particular ... More


The Global Land Grab Phenomenon

Eckart Woertz

in Oil for Food: The Global Food Crisis and the Middle East

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199659487
eISBN:
9780191749155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659487.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 5 introduces the phenomenon of global farmland investments that have made headlines since 2008. It outlines the global playing field that Gulf countries encounter when they strive to secure ... More


Land Grabs, Primitive Accumulation, and Resistance in Neoliberal India: Persistence of the Self-Employed and Divergence from the “Transition to Capitalism”?

Shapan Adnan

in The Land Question in India: State, Dispossession, and Capitalist Transition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198792444
eISBN:
9780191834431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792444.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

In order to analyze land alienation in contemporary India, Shapan Adnan follows a theoretical approach in which mechanisms of primitive accumulation are not restricted to use of force, but include ... More


The Invisible Grabbing Hand: Translocal Ecologies of Economic Development

Sabina Lawreniuk and Laurie Parsons

in Going Nowhere Fast: Mobile Inequality in the Age of Translocality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198859505
eISBN:
9780191891854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859505.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 5 explores the translocal nature of agriculture and land use. Introducing a translocal ecology lens, it examines the hitherto largely unexplored linkages between land grabs, natural resource ... More


“Community Interests” and the Role of International Law in the Creation of a Global Market for Agricultural Land

Jochen von Bernstorff

in Community Interests Across International Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198825210
eISBN:
9780191863844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825210.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The chapter explores the notion of “community interests” with regard to the global “land-grab” phenomenon. Over the last decade, a dramatic increase of foreign investment in agricultural land could ... More


Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India

Michael Levien

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190859152
eISBN:
9780190872830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859152.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Since the mid-2000s, India has been beset by widespread farmer protests against “land grabs.” Dispossession without Development argues that beneath these conflicts lay a profound transformation in ... More


Comparing State Agendas of Land Monetization

Gavin Shatkin

in Cities for Profit: The Real Estate Turn in Asia's Urban Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709906
eISBN:
9781501709715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709906.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter develops a comparative framework for analyzing state land strategies across cities. This framework focuses on two fundamental variables that differentiate societies—the relative autonomy ... More


Clash of Resource Use Regimes in Colonial Assam: A Nineteenth Century Puzzle Revisited 1

Sanjib Baruah

in Durable Disorder: Understanding the Politics of Northeast India

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195690828
eISBN:
9780199081769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690828.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

During the latter part of the nineteenth century, there was an attempt by the British colonial government in Assam to change the land titles of Assamese peasants from annual leases to decennial ... More


Bowles and Apalache on Separate Paths, 1792–1798

Gilbert C. Din

in War on the Gulf Coast: The Spanish Fight against William Augustus Bowles

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037523
eISBN:
9780813042145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037523.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses both Bowles's travels and Apalache during these years. Colonial authorities sent Bowles to Spain and the Philippines as a prisoner. He created so much mischief in Manila that ... More


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