Panel 5 – POLITICS: Conflict and Violence

Contemporary land grabbing is often associated with violent conflict. This can be seen in the way enclosures are being carried out, or how contract farming or labour recruitment are being framed and enforced, and when ordinary villagers resist getting dispossessed or the differentiating currents of land grabs. This panel will critically examine how and in what ways violent conflict and land grabs are linked to each other when and where they do occur.

Chair: Jeff Boyer, Appalachia State University, North Carolina,USA