Contested Global Landscapes

A Multidisciplinary Initiative of the Cornell Institute for the Social Sciences

There was a very positive response to our Call for Abstracts: approximately 300 abstracts were submitted, the majority of which were of very high quality. The organizers invited papers that offer rigorous and innovative analysis. Papers based on recent, original field research were especially welcomed. Only 138 abstracts have been selected and invited mainly due to the physical limitation of the venue.

Click to view the provisional list of titles, authors, and abstracts (pdf).

Papers we have received so far:

Narco-trafficking Landscapes: Drug flows as accelerants of land dispossession
356.9 KiB
548 Downloads
How land grabbing overturns the governance of irrigated areas in Mali? State, Donors, Farmers seeking to find new roles
300.5 KiB
482 Downloads
adam.pdf
Author: Adamczewski, Armandine, Thomas Hertzog, Jean-Philippe Tonneau, Jean-Christophe Poussin and Jean-Wes Jamin
Date:October 11, 2012
The Politics of Land Grabbing in Guatemala
1.0 MiB
1262 Downloads
alonso-fradejas.pdf
Author: Alonso-Fradejas, Alberto
Date:October 16, 2012
Political Memories, Economic Land Concessions, and Landscapes in the Lao People's Democratic Republic
593.4 KiB
987 Downloads
The Immutably Mobile Wasteland: How Wasteland Development Policies are Shaping Modern Land Politics in India
623.4 KiB
910 Downloads
Everyone Must Eat? Liberia, Food Security and Palm Oil
2.7 MiB
1859 Downloads
balachandran.pdf
Author: Balachandran, Lakshmi; Elizabeth Herb, Shahbano Timirzi and Erin O'Reilly
Date:October 18, 2012
Land Conflcts Along Highways in India: A Commentary on India's Agrarian to Industrial Transition
431.8 KiB
748 Downloads
Balakrishnan.pdf
Author: Balakrishnan, Sai
Date:September 20, 2012
Grassroots Masquerades: Development, Paramilitaries, and Land Laundering in Colombia
1.7 MiB
1348 Downloads
UN Special Rapporteur Human Rights Condemnation: Corporate Land Grabbing for Coal Mining in Bangladesh
485.8 KiB
821 Downloads
Heather P. Bedi.pdf
Author: Bedi, Heather P.
Date:September 20, 2012
Governance and resistance in Jujuy: territorial discourses and mechanisms of land control
661.8 KiB
810 Downloads
Landscapes of Fear: Water Grabbing, Wetland Conservation, and the Violence of Property in Colombia
513.7 KiB
773 Downloads
Dividing Environments: Rural Dispossession, Land Enclosures and the Construction of Environmental Resources in China
2.9 MiB
823 Downloads
Land Grabbing, Agribusiness and the Peasantry in Brazil and Mozambique
2.6 MiB
2591 Downloads
Clements_Fernandes.pdf
Author: Clements, Elizabeth Alice and Bernardo Mancano Fernandex
Date:September 20, 2012
What's in a Right? Gold mining, decentralisation and neoliberalisation in Burkina Faso
672.5 KiB
771 Downloads
Geographies of Construction and Trajectories of Agrarian Change in Oil-Boom Angola
543.7 KiB
496 Downloads
degrassi.pdf
Author: De Grassi, Aaron
Date:October 17, 2012
The corporate standard and the reproduction of the dominant class in Egypt
467.3 KiB
744 Downloads
M_Dixon_LDPI_2012_final[1].pdf
Author: Dixon, Marion
Date:September 20, 2012
The formalization fix?  Land titling, state land concessions and geographical transparency in contemporary Cambodia
552.3 KiB
550 Downloads
'Unused' Land and Unfulfilled Promises: Justifications for Displacing Communities in East Africa
545.1 KiB
944 Downloads
Multi-level governance of large-scale land acquisitions: Mapping and evaluating the terrain
1.3 MiB
689 Downloads
The rubber-tree boom in Cambodia: Assessing small landholders' optimism
541.5 KiB
1140 Downloads
gironde.pdf
Author: Gironde, Christophe
Date:October 18, 2012
How different are the UK and China? "Land grabbing" countries in comparative perspective
563.2 KiB
1127 Downloads
The frontiers of genetically modified soya in Argentina. Possession Rights and New Forms of Land Control and Governance
736.2 KiB
651 Downloads
Where is Japan in the Global Land Grab Debate
510.7 KiB
1157 Downloads
hall.pdf
Author: Hall, Derek
Date:September 25, 2012
Foxes Guarding the Hen-house: The Fragmentation of 'The Staet' in Negotiations ovre Land Deals in Congo and Mozambique
728.6 KiB
735 Downloads
The Missing Middle: Exploring Mozambican Refusals and Preferences in Agricultural Directions
704.6 KiB
733 Downloads
State Land Transfers and Local Authorities in Zambia
364.4 KiB
527 Downloads
honig.pdf
Author: Honig, Lauren
Date:October 3, 2012
Jordanian Investments in Agriculture Abroad and at Home: the quest for secure access to food
884.4 KiB
674 Downloads
Consolidating land, consolidating control: What future for smallholder farming in Rwanda’s ‘Green Revolution’?
835.3 KiB
2815 Downloads
Land Acquisitions: How will they Impact Transboundary Waters?
2.0 MiB
482 Downloads
Jagerskog_Cascao.pdf
Author: Jagerskog, A., A. Cascao, M. Harsmar and K. Kim
Date:September 20, 2012
Green Governance or Green Grab? The biopolitics of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and its processes in Ecuador
496.1 KiB
1336 Downloads
Property and Negotiation in Waza National Park
710.1 KiB
498 Downloads
kelly.pdf
Author: Kelly, Alice
Date:October 10, 2012
Land Grabs,Women's Farming, and Women's Activism in Africa
817.5 KiB
1008 Downloads
Koopman.pdf
Author: Koopman, Jeanne and Iba Mar Faye
Date:October 10, 2012
South Korean External Strategy Qualms: Analysis of Korean Overseas Agricultural Investment within the Global Food System
1.1 MiB
2354 Downloads
The Politics of Dispossession: Theorizing India’s “Land Wars”
666.1 KiB
1938 Downloads
Levien.pdf
Author: Levien, Michael
Date:September 25, 2012
What is Land? Anthropological Perspectives on the Global Land Rush
1.4 MiB
1324 Downloads
li.pdf
Author: Li, Tania
Date:October 15, 2012
A Case Study of Land Transfer in Rural China
689.4 KiB
686 Downloads
Kan Liu.pdf
Author: Liu, Kan
Date:September 20, 2012
Land Grabbing and Global Governance: Some Initial Observations
300.3 KiB
971 Downloads
margulis.pdf
Author: Margulis, Matias E.
Date:September 21, 2012
The Accumulation of Dispossession and Resistance in Northern Uganda
474.4 KiB
917 Downloads
martiniello.pdf
Author: Martiniello, Giuliano
Date:October 10, 2012
Selling nature through green grabbing: discourses and resistances
269.1 KiB
790 Downloads
McAfee, Kathleen.pdf
Author: McAfee, Kathleen
Date:September 19, 2012
Rubber, rights and resistance: the evolution of local struggles against a Chinese rubber concession in Northern Laos
643.8 KiB
857 Downloads
The Sugarcane Industry and the Global Econmic Crisis
2.1 MiB
570 Downloads
mendoncafin.pdf
Author: Mendonca, Maria Luisa, Fabio T. Pitta and Carlos Vincius Xavier
Date:October 22, 2012
Property and Collectivity: The Making of Ethnic Claims to Land Restitution in Colombia
520.5 KiB
586 Downloads
morris.pdf
Author: Morris, Meghan L.
Date:October 10, 2012
Reading Fractures Resistances
1.2 MiB
760 Downloads
menezesfin.pdf
Author: Mujumdar, Rohit and Benita Menezes
Date:October 23, 2012
Land from the Tiller: China's Role in Global Processes of Land Dispossession
1.6 MiB
207 Downloads
Muldavin, Joshua(2).pdf
Author: Muldavin, Joshua
Date:November 18, 2013
Large Scale Land Deals, Global Capital and the Politics of Livelihoods: Experiences of Women Small- Holder Farmers in Chisumbanje, Zimbabwe
293.4 KiB
935 Downloads
Cornell- Mutopo and Chiweshe- Large Scale Land Deals and the Politics of Livelihoods.pdf
Author: Mutopo, Patience and Manase Chiweshe
Date:September 17, 2012
The Global Land Rush: Markets, Rights and the Politics of Food
796.2 KiB
1605 Downloads
naural.pdf
Author: Narula, Smita
Date:October 2, 2012
Land Grabbing in Cambodia: Narratives, Mechanisms, Resistance
1.1 MiB
1624 Downloads
Neef.pdf
Author: Neef, Andreas and Siphat Touch
Date:September 21, 2012
Land Grabbing and Political Transformation in Tanzania
891.9 KiB
3496 Downloads
nelson.pdf
Author: Nelson, Fred, Emmanuel Sulle and Edward Lekaita
Date:October 18, 2012
The Displacement and Dispossession of the Aweer (Boni) Community: The Kenya Government dilemna on the new Port of Lamu
926.5 KiB
1421 Downloads
Land appropriation under changing environmental governance in the Amazon: The cases of lowland Bolivia and the State of Para, Brazil
795.1 KiB
554 Downloads
Mega-Projects and State-Driven Land Grabbing in Brazil: Violence and Dispossession in the Name of Economic Development
1.2 MiB
700 Downloads
Pedlowski_paper.pdf
Author: Pedlowski, Marcos Antonio
Date:September 20, 2012
Land enclosures, surplus people and a battle over visions of futures in Africa
211.1 KiB
935 Downloads
JPS 13 40-3 Peters Land appropriation, surplus people and a battle over visioins of agrarian futures in Africa (1).pdf
Author: Peters, Pauline E.
Date:September 20, 2012
Negotiating gendered property relations over land: oil palm expansion in Kalangala district, Uganda
3.9 MiB
752 Downloads
Theorizing Sovereignty in Empty Land: the Land Tenure Implications of Concentrated Solar Power in pre-Saharan Morocco
671.5 KiB
741 Downloads
Resistance to Land Grabs and Peasants' Practices of Citizenship in Democratic Development States: Case Studies from India
827.8 KiB
884 Downloads
Sugarcane Ethanol Production in Colombia: Assessing the Potential of Bonsucro Certification for Addressing Land and Water "Grabs"
784.5 KiB
650 Downloads
selfafin.pdf
Author: Selfa, Theresa, Carmen Bain, and Renata Moreno
Date:December 5, 2012
The Quest for Development Through Dispossession: Examining Amuru Sugar Works in Lakang-Amuru District of Northern Uganda
1.2 MiB
844 Downloads
Rural-Urban Migration and Domestic Land Grabbing in China: Drivers, Impacts and Trade-offs
767.1 KiB
1394 Downloads
siciliano.pdf
Author: Siciliano, Giuseppina
Date:September 25, 2012
Accumulation by Reconversion in Southern Mexico
527.3 KiB
550 Downloads
sinkler.pdf
Author: Sinkler, Adrian
Date:October 11, 2012
"A fam manager should get his hands dirty". Global land acquisitions and the export of western farm  models to Russia
1.0 MiB
827 Downloads
steggerda.pdf
Author: Steggerda, Michelle and Oane Visser
Date:October 12, 2012
Governance of Large-Scale Land Acquisitions in Uganda: The role of the Uganda Investment Authority
947.7 KiB
1765 Downloads
stickler.pdf
Author: Stickler, M. Mercedes
Date:September 21, 2012
"Occupying" Agribusiness: Land Protest Camps and Third Party Labor Contractors in Mato Gross do Sul, Brazil
288.2 KiB
774 Downloads
Land Grabbing and Speculation for Energy Business: A Case Study of ExxonMobil Business Expansion in Bojonegoro of East Java, Indonesia
1.4 MiB
1300 Downloads
Mapping resistance & resilience to the global landgrab: definitions, financial activism and alliances
483.4 KiB
1427 Downloads
Temper_Alier_LDPI.pdf
Author: Temper, Leah and Joan Martinez-Alier
Date:September 17, 2012
Conservation and Development: Justice, Inequality, and Attitudes around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
301.1 KiB
453 Downloads
tumusiime(2).pdf
Author: Tumusiime, David Mwesigye and Espen Sjaastad
Date:October 11, 2012
Sector-Wide Analysis of U.S. Investment in Large-Scale Land Acquisitions
1.1 MiB
1360 Downloads
oxfamfin.pdf
Author: Tumusiime, Emmanuel
Date:October 15, 2012
Resisting Land Grabbing in Latin America during the Cold War and Globalization Eras
1.1 MiB
929 Downloads
welchfin.pdf
Author: Welch, Clifford Andrew
Date:October 18, 2012
Let Them Eat (Maize) Cake: Climate Change Discourse, Misinformation and Land Grabbing in Tanzania
842.6 KiB
915 Downloads
wisner.pdf
Author: Wisner, Ben; Adolfo Mascarehas, Charles Bwenge, Tom Smucker, Edna Wargui, Dan Weiner and Pantaleo Munishi
Date:September 26, 2012
Commoning, Dispossession Projects and Resistance: A Land Dispossession Project for Sand Iron Mining in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
850.7 KiB
985 Downloads