Large-scale land acquisitions: focus on South-East Asia

Gironde, Christophe (ed.) ; Golay, Christophe (ed.) ; Messerli, Peter (ed.)

Leiden : Brill Nijhoff, 2015 . - xx, 300 p.

International Development Policy ; 6

Abstract: 4e de couv.: Large-scale land acquisitions, or "land grabbing", has become a key research topic among scholars interested in agrarian change, development, and the environment. The term "land acquisitions" refers to a highly contested process in terms of governance and impacts on livelihoods and human rights. This book focuses on South-East Asia. A series of thematic and in-depth case studies put "land grabbing" into specific historical and institutional contexts. The volume also offers a human rights analysis of the phenomenon, examining the potential and limits of human rights mechanisms aimed at preventing and mitigating land grabs' negative consequences

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