Thursday, June 14, 2012


PUBLICATION: JPS Special Issue on Green Grabbing: a new appropriation of nature?

The special issue of the Journal of Peasant Studies was guest-edited by James Fairhead, Melissa Leach and Ian Scoones.

Across the world, ‘green grabbing’ – the appropriation of land and resources for environmental ends – is an emerging process of deep and growing significance. In recent years there has been a veritable explosion of scholarship examining the neoliberalization of environments, nature and conservation, drawing partly on older traditions of ecological/green Marxism and critical political ecology. The contributions to this Special Issue are indebted to this work, but also move beyond it, locating the discussions in a particular concern for the implications of changing agrarian relations resulting from these multiple and diverse appropriations of nature.

Access all 18 articles here.

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