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Large-Scale Land Acquisitions. Focus on South-East Asia

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Editors (peer-reviewed)
Publication date 2015
Project Land Commercialisation, Gendered Agrarian Transformation, and the Right to Food
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Editors (peer-reviewed)

Editor , Golay Christophe
Publisher International Development Series, Graduate Institute
ISBN 978-90-04-30474-1

Open Access

Type of Open Access Publisher (Gold Open Access)


Large-scale land acquisition, 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.