Natural resource grabbing has become an increasingly prominent topic in academic circles, among development practitioners and in policy arenas. This series sustains this intellectual momentum by advancing methodological, theoretical and empirical insights. The series presents and discusses ‘resource grabbing’ research in a holistic manner by addressing how the rush for land and other natural resources (water, forests, minerals, etc.) is intertwined with agriculture, mining, tourism, energy, carbon markets, climate change, and disasters.
The series welcomes contributions from a wide range of inter-disciplinary approaches, inclusive of both social and natural sciences, and on a global basis. It includes research monographs, textbooks and titles aimed at professionals, NGOs and policy-makers. Authors or editors of potential new titles should contact Hannah Ferguson, Editor ([email protected]).
Tourism, Land Grabs and Displacement The Darker Side of the Feel-Good Industry
By Andreas Neef
May 31, 2023
This book examines the global scope of tourism-related grabbing of land and other natural resources. Tourism is often presented as a peaceful and benevolent sector that brings people from different cultural backgrounds together and contributes to employment, poverty alleviation, and global ...
By Andreas Exner, Sarah Kumnig, Stephan Hochleithner
August 01, 2022
Capitalism and the Commons focuses on the political and social perspectives that commons offer, how they are appropriated or suppressed by capital and state, and how social initiatives and movements contest these dynamics or build their struggles on commoning. The volume comprises theoretical and ...
By Kristina Lanz
April 28, 2022
This book examines a large-scale land acquisition project for rice production in Ghana’s Volta Region, which has been purported by some to be a social and ecological showcase of a company entering a "community–private partnership" with affected communities. Celebrated by national and international...
By Sara Vigil
February 28, 2022
This book provides a theoretical and empirical examination of the links between environmental change, land grabbing, and migration, drawing on research conducted in Senegal and Cambodia. While the impacts of environmental change on migration and of environmental discourses on land grabs have ...
By Jacobo Grajales
June 17, 2021
Based on extensive research conducted in Colombia since 2009, this book addresses the connection between land grabbing and agrarian capitalism, as well as the unfulfilled promises of peace and justice. While land remains a key resource at the core of many contemporary civil wars, the impact of ...
By Yunan Xu
March 17, 2020
This book analyses the political and economic causes, mechanisms and impacts of the industrial tree plantation boom in China. In the past two decades, the industrial tree plantation sector has been expanding rapidly in China, especially in Guangxi Province. Based on extensive primary data, this ...