Global land grabbing is politically contested process, partly explaining for its uneven outcomes from one setting to another. The political contestations around land grabbing vary in character, actors, agendas, forms, ideology, politics and trajectory. This panel (one of the two panels on this theme) will critically examine these issues towards a better understanding of resistance and mobilization around land grabbing.
Chair: Eric Holt-Gimenez, Food First
- Shapan Adnan, Visiting Research Fellow, Universityof Oxford, Resistance to Accumulation by Dispossession in the Context Of Neoliberal Capitalism And Globalization: Struggles for Defending and Gaining Land Rights by the Poor Peasantry in the Noakhali Chars Of Bangladesh (Presentation)
- Cécile Famerée and Peter Ho, Leiden University, Netherlands, Land grabbing and popular resistance: case studies in the Peruvian jungle (Presentation)
- Devparna Roy, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges,USA, Gujarat’s Gain and Bengal’s Loss? Development, Land acquisition in India and the Tata Nano Project: A comparison of Singur with Sanand (Presentation)
- Venusia Vinciguerra, (former Centre for Intercultural Communication, Norway), Foreign Land Acquisitions and Conflicts: How Daewoo’s land acquisition in Madagascar contributed to the country’s political crisis