The global land grab: beyond the hype

TitleThe global land grab: beyond the hype
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsM.M.A. Kaag, and A. Zoomers
Pagination 272
Date Published2014///
PublisherZed Books
Place PublishedLonden [etc.]
Publication Languageeng

The last two years have seen a huge amount of academic, policy-making and media interest in the increasingly contentious issue of land grabbing - the large-scale acquisition of land in the global South. It is a phenomenon against which locals seem defenceless, and one about which multilateral organizations, such as the World Bank, as well as civil-society organizations and action NGOs have become increasingly vocal. This in-depth and empirically diverse volume - taking in case studies from across Africa, Asia and Latin America - takes a step back from the hype to explore a number of key questions: Does the 'global land grab' actually exist? If so, what is new about it? And what, beyond the immediately visible dynamics and practices, are the real problems? A comprehensive and much-needed intervention on one of the most hotly contested but little-understood issues facing countries of the South today.

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