Africa for Sale?: Positioning the State, Land and Society in Foreign Large-Scale Land Acquisitions in Africa - Afrika-Studiecentrum Series 29 (Paperback)Sandra Evers (volume editor), Caroline Seagle (volume editor), Froukje Krijtenburg (volume editor)
Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 08/05/2013
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The past several decades have witnessed a rise in foreign and domestic investments in Africa's arable land. While such land projects are currently the focus of widespread media and scholarly interest, the role of the state in driving, negotiating and facilitating these acquisitions deserves closer attention. This book analyzes how state land policies, stakeholder interactions and privatization schemes interact to facilitate large-scale land acquisitions. It includes a study of the various forms of state intervention, the influence of foreign agencies, governments and private entities, and a look at how states interact with local populations. The inclusion of case studies in settings throughout the African continent should attract the interest of both an academic and non-academic readership.
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 496 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 18 mm
'... this volume is an excellent contribution to the debate about land grabbing and a useful reminder about the role about the African State in these processes'. Tor A. Benjaminsen in The Journal of African History, 56, pp 175-176.
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