By Wendy Wolford, Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Ruth Hall, Ian Scoones, Ben White
This selection of essays in Governing international Land Deals provides new empirical and theoretical analyses of the relationships among worldwide land grabs and tactics of presidency and governance.
- Reframes debates on international land grabs by means of targeting the connection among large-scale land bargains and tactics 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 international land deals
- Provides new empirical information at the diversified actors considering modern land offers taking place around the globe and specializes in the categorical institutional, political, and financial contexts within which they're acting
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