By Wendy Wolford, Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Ruth Hall, Ian Scoones, Ben White
This number of essays in Governing worldwide Land Deals provides new empirical and theoretical analyses of the relationships among international land grabs and approaches of presidency and governance.
- Reframes debates on worldwide land grabs by means of concentrating on the connection among large-scale land bargains and techniques of governance
- Offers new theoretical insights into the various types and results of world land acquisitions
- Illuminates either the micro-processes of transaction and expropriation, in addition to the wider structural forces at play in worldwide land deals
- Provides new empirical info at the varied actors excited by modern land bargains happening around the globe and specializes in the explicit institutional, political, and fiscal contexts within which they're acting
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This section will analyse the relationship between economic opportunities, paramilitary groups and historical practices of dispossession. The central argument is that contemporary counter-insurgent discourse is determined by a historical path of territorial marginalization. 3. Government officials, NGO and grassroots activists, as well as business consultants were interviewed. Land Grabbing and Counter-Insurgency in Colombia 27 Figure 1. Colombia and Uraba Source: Wikipedia A Territory in Dispute The Lower Atrato Valley is comprised of the territories situated around its eponymous river, the neighbouring Darien jungle (Panamanean border) and the Gulf of Uraba (see Figure 1).
This study will contribute to contemporary analyses of land grabbing not only by exploring central issues such as the limited recognition of land rights (Deininger, 2011) and the relations between small farmers and large investors (Li, 2011; de Schutter, 2011), but also by illuminating key features of the Colombian case, namely, the relation between organized armed violence, land grabbing and the state. Through an investigation of the violent events that occurred in the Lower Atrato region from 1996 until the mid-2000s, I analyse the means through which state regulations, private counter-insurgency and land-grabbing processes interact.
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