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Book review: Dispossession without development: land grabs in neoliberal India by Michael Levien

Deb, Nikhil (2020) Book review: Dispossession without development: land grabs in neoliberal India by Michael Levien. LSE Review of Books (23 Jun 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India, Michael Levien examines how the shift from state-directed capitalism to neoliberalism in India from the 1990s has led to a new regime of dispossession, in which land becomes ‘for the market’ rather than ‘for production’ and rural residents lose their land and livelihoods. Using the case study of Rajpura to evidence the consequences of Rajasthan’s transition to a ‘land broker state’, this rich, theoretically engaged book is sure to remain at the centre of academic discussions of development, dispossession, resistance and neoliberalism, writes Nikhil Deb.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD100 Land Use
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2020 14:03
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2020 14:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/105455

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