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Book review: the global land grab: beyond the hype, edited by Mayke Kaag and Annelies Zoomers

Bernal-Bermúdez, Laura (2014) Book review: the global land grab: beyond the hype, edited by Mayke Kaag and Annelies Zoomers. LSE Review of Books (31 Mar 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

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 defenseless, 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 empirically diverse volume – taking in case studies from across Africa, Asia and Latin America – seeks to step back from the hype to explore if the Global Land Grab actually exists, and what, beyond the immediately visible dynamics and practices, are the real problems? Laura Bernal-Bermúdez concludes that this is an important contribution to the literature.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
D History General and Old World > DT Africa
F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2014 08:07
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2014 08:07
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57470

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