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Description - Governing Global Land Deals by Wendy Wolford

This collection of essays in Governing Global Land Deals provides new empirical and theoretical analyses of the relationships between global land grabs and processes of government and governance. * Reframes debates on global land grabs by focusing on the relationship between large-scale land deals and processes of governance * Offers new theoretical insights into the different forms and effects of global land acquisitions * Illuminates both the micro-processes of transaction and expropriation, as well as the broader structural forces at play in global land deals * Provides new empirical data on the different actors involved in contemporary land deals occurring across the globe and focuses on the specific institutional, political, and economic contexts in which they are acting

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781118688267
ISBN-10: 1118688260
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 154mm x 15mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Wendy Wolford

Wendy Wolford is the Robert A. and Ruth E. PolsonProfessor of Development Sociology at Cornell University. Saturnino M. Borras, Jr . is Associate Professor ofRural Development Studies at the International Institute of SocialStudies (ISS) in The Hague, The Netherlands. Ruth Hall is an Associate Professor at the Institutefor Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University ofthe Western Cape. Ian Scoones is a Professorial Fellow at theInstitute of Development Studies at the University of Sussexand co-director of the ESRC STEPS Centre at Sussex and jointconvener of the IDS-hosted FutureAgricultures Consortium. Ben White is Emeritus Professor of RuralSociology at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) inThe Hague, the Netherlands. The editors are co-coordinators of the Land Deal PoliticsInitiative (LDPI:, an internationalnetwork of scholars doing engaged research on the issue of globalland grabbing.