Friday, February 12, 2010

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Land Deal Politics Initiative

The Land Deal Politics Initiative is currently running a SMALL GRANT competition aimed at doctoral or post-doctoral researchers.

A convergence of factors has been driving a revaluation of land by powerful economic and political actors. This is occurring across the world, but especially in the global South. As a result, we are seeing a dramatic rise in the extent of cross-border, transnational corporation-driven and, in some cases foreign government-driven, large-scale land deals unfolding worldwide. The phrase ‘global land grab’ has become a catch-all phrase to describe this explosion of (trans)national commercial land transactions revolving around the production and sale of food and biofuels, conservation and mining activities.

Successful applicants will receive grants of up to US$2000 per study.

More information available here.

Deadline: April 15, 2010

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