This collection explores the complex dynamics of corporate land deals in a broad agrarian political economy perspective, with a special focus on the implications for property and labour regimes, labour processes and structures of accumulation. Among other things this can involve looking at ways in which existing patterns of rural social differentiation – in terms of class and gender, perhaps also ethnicity and generation – are being shaped by changes in land use and property relations, as well as by the re-organization of production and exchange as rural communities and resources are incorporated in global commodity chains.
It goes further than the descriptive ‘what?’ and ‘who?’ questions, in order to understand the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of these patterns. It is empirically solid and theoretically sophisticated, making it a robust and knowledge boundary-changing work. Contributors come from various scholarly disciplines. Covering nearly all regions of the world, the collection will be of interest to scholars from various disciplines, policymakers and activists.
The collection builds on two years of collaboration through the Land Deal Politics Initiative, of which Future Agricultures Consortium is a member.
Anon. The New Enclosures: Critical Perspectives on Corporate Land Deals. Journal of Peasant Studies (2012) 39 (3-4) 619-1101.