Available Online: Land Grabbing and Global Governance

Land Grabbing and Global Governance

Globalizations, 10(1)  

Guest Editors: Matias E. Margulis, Nora McKeon & Saturnino M. Borras Jr.

The issue on land grabbing and global governance contains 14 articles: introductory essay, 8 original research articles and 5 review articles of transnational instruments to regulate land grabs. The special issue analyzes the recent global land rush from a global/transnational perspective and takes into account the ever greater flows of capital, goods, and ideas across borders and that these flows occur through axes of power that are far more polycentric than the North-South imperialist tradition. In addition, the special issue features contributions from scholars and global civil society activists engaged in the present global contests to regulate land grabs in an effort to co-produce and mobilize knowledge. The contribution of the articles in this collection to the broader scholarship on land grabbing is that it provides a framework for analyzing land grabbing as concurrent struggle for control over local pieces of land and transnational regulatory institutions.

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Table of Contents

Land Grabbing and Global Governance: Critical Perspectives (introductory essay)

Matias E. Margulis, Nora McKeon & Saturnino M. Borras Jr.


Land Grabs Today: Feeding the Disassembling of National Territory

Saskia Sassen                                                                                    


Land Grabbing as Security Mercantilism in International Relations

Philip McMichael                                                             


Governing the Global Land Grab: Multipolarity, Ideas and Complexity in Transnational Governance

Matias E. Margulis & Tony Porter                                                      


Gulf States and the Governance of Agro-Investments

Eckart Woertz


“One Does Not Sell the Land Upon Which the People Walk”: Land Grabbing, Rural Social Movements, and Global Governance

Nora McKeon                                                                                    


International Human Rights and Governing Land Grabbing: A View From Global Civil Society

Rolf Künnemann & Sofía Monsalve Suárez


Certification Schemes and the Governance of Land: Enforcing Standards or Enabling Scrutiny?

Elizabeth Fortin & Ben Richardson                                                  


The Challenge of Global Governance of Land Grabbing: Changing International Agricultural Context and Competing Political Views and Strategies

Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Jennifer Franco & Chunyu Wang                          


Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests

Philip Seufert                                                                                   


The Principles for Responsible Agricultural Investment

Phoebe Stephens                                                                                  


The Minimum Human Rights Principles Applicable to Large-Scale Land Acquisitions or Leases

Priscilla Claeys & Gaëtan Vanloqueren                   


Private Governance and Land Grabbing: The Equator Principles and Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels

Ariane Goetz                                                                                     


Restrictions on Foreign Acquisitions of Agricultural Land in Argentina and Brazil

Nicolás Marcelo Perrone                                                                


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