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Civic engagement and protest movements

by Yunan Xu in 2016

In the last two decades, Industrial Tree Plantation (ITP) sector has gained ground and expanded rapidly and massively in the province of Guangxi in southern China, leading to important land-use and land control changes, involving both international and domestic investors. The villagers who are...

by Awanish Kumar, Silva Lieberherr in 2016

In the state of Maharashtra, India, agrarian changes have been limited in scope and future potential. The agenda of land reforms has been a failure and the economy has not witnessed structural transformation of the kind expected in the process of capitalist development. The class and caste...

by Daniel Huizenga in 2016

Socio-legal scholarship on transnational law, in particular, can make important contributions to how we frame the role of law in the context of agrarian change. Rather than ascribing to the dominant view of international law, one that understands it simply as law that exists between nations and...

by Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity in 2016

On 23-24 August 2016, two hundred and seventy two representatives from civil society, trade unions, women, young people, men, people living with disabilities, parliamentarians, media organisations and faith-based groups, from across Africa and the African diaspora gathered in Arusha, Tanzania...

by Jonny Steinberg in 2015

In 1996, Ugandan academic Mahmoud Mamdani issued a warning to South Africans, one that many of us thought too eccentric to take seriously. Mamdani was talking about the ways in which the countryside was governed. In his analysis, the apartheid state was bifurcated; it ruled its urban and rural...

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