Preparatory articles for the Summerschool Land Governance 2011.
These are the required and suggested readings per session. Where possible, a direct link is made to the full-text of the article; in other cases, access to the abstract is provided. At the bottom you will also find more suggestions on where to find information for your assignments.
In case of any questions or difficulties in accessing the documents, participants of the Summerschool Land Governance 2011 can get in touch with Femke van Noorloos.
4 July. Welcome and Introduction. Setting the stage: the current debate on large-scale land acquisitions and land governance.
Prof. Annelies Zoomers, Dr. Guus van Westen, Femke van Noorloos (IDS UU)
(also general introductory literature for all sessions)
· Annelies Zoomers (2010) Globalisation and the foreignisation of space: seven processes driving the current global land grab. Journal of Peasant Studies 37: 2, 429 — 447
· Sikor, Thomas & Muller, Daniel 2009 "The limits to state-led land reform: an introduction", World Development, Vol. 37, No. 8, pp 1307-1316. [access to abstract]
· Bromley, D.W. (2008). Formalising property relations in the developing world: The wrong prescription for the wrong malady. Land Use Policy 26, 20-27.
· German, L., Schoneveld, G. & Mwangi, E. (2011). Processes of large-scale land acquisition by investors: case studies from Sub-Saharan Africa.
· Hilhorst, T. (2010). Decentralization, land tenure reforms and local institutional actors: Building partnerships for equitable and sustainable land governance in Africa. Land Tenure Journal. Pp 35 – 59.
· Special Issue of journal Development (Society for International Development) will be made available at the start of the summerschool.
· World Bank (2010). Rising global interest in farmland. Can it yield sustainable and equitable benefits? Washington, DC: World Bank.
5 July. Land issues in post-conflict situations
Dr. Gemma van der Haar (WUR)
· Myers, G.W. (1994). Competitive rights, competitive claims: land access in post-war Mozambique. Journal of Southern African Studies 20 (4), 603-632. [access to abstract]
· Unruh, J.D. (2003). Land tenure and legal pluralism in the peace process. Peace & Change 28 (3), 352-378. [access to abstract]
8 July. Land deals and the agro-food-fuel complex
Dr. Jun Borras (ISS)
· Saturnino Borras & Jennifer Franco (2010). Towards a broader view of the politics of global land grab: rethinking land issues, reframing resistance. ICAS Review Paper Series No. 1.
· Ruth Hall (2011). The many faces of the investor rush in Southern Africa: towards a typology of commercial land deals. ICAS Review Paper Series No. 2.
11 July.Responsible investments in land: regulations & sustainability (with case study from the soy industry)
Lucia Goldfarb (IDS UU) & Thea Hilhorst (KIT)
· FAO, IFAD, UNCTAD and the World Bank Group (2010). Principles for Responsible Agricultural Investment that Respects Rights, Livelihoods and Resources.
· Olivier de Schutter. Responsibly Destroying the World’s Peasantry. Project Syndicate 2010
· Wegner, L. & Zwart, G. (2011). Who will feed the world ? The production challenge. Oxfam Research Reports.
· East AfricaFarmers Federation (EAFF). (2010). The Entebbe declaration on large foreign land acquisitions.
· Policy Roundtable on land tenure and international investment in agriculture (De Schutter, Myers).
· FAO (2011). Zero Draft Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests.
14 July. Exploring the migration-land nexus
Prof. Annelies Zoomers, Dr. Guus van Westen
· Warner, K., Hamza, M., Oliver-Smith, A., Renaud, F., and Julca, A. (2010). Climate change, environmental degradation and migration. Natural Hazards 55, 689-715. [access to abstract]
· Geest, K. van der, Vrieling, A., and Dietz, T. (2010). Migration and environment in Ghana: a cross-district analysis of human mobility and vegetation dynamics. Environment & Urbanization 22 (1), 107-124.
Useful literature for assignment (ideas for topics, visuals etc.):
Reports on short-term research projects LANDac
Also on this website: resources, links
LDPI Conference on Global Land Grabbing: many papers on different countries and topics
FAO poverty, food insecurity & environment database