Land grabbing and global governance

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Land Grabbing and Global Governance

Globalizations, 10(1) February 2013

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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