Land Grabbing and Global Governance
Globalizations, 10(1) February 2013
Guest Editors: Matias E. Margulis, Nora McKeon & Saturnino M. Borras Jr.
The issue on land grabbing and global governance contains 14 articles: introductory essay, 8 original research articles and 5 review articles of transnational instruments to regulate land grabs. The special issue analyzes the recent global land rush from a global/transnational perspective and takes into account the ever greater flows of capital, goods, and ideas across borders and that these flows occur through axes of power that are far more polycentric than the North-South imperialist tradition. In addition, the special issue features contributions from scholars and global civil society activists engaged in the present global contests to regulate land grabs in an effort to co-produce and mobilize knowledge. The contribution of the articles in this collection to the broader scholarship on land grabbing is that it provides a framework for analyzing land grabbing as concurrent struggle for control over local pieces of land and transnational regulatory institutions.
Table of Contents
Land Grabbing and Global Governance: Critical Perspectives (introductory essay)
Matias E. Margulis, Nora McKeon & Saturnino M. Borras Jr.
Land Grabs Today: Feeding the Disassembling of National Territory
Land Grabbing as Security Mercantilism in International Relations
Governing the Global Land Grab: Multipolarity, Ideas and Complexity in Transnational Governance
Matias E. Margulis & Tony Porter
Gulf States and the Governance of Agro-Investments
“One Does Not Sell the Land Upon Which the People Walk”: Land Grabbing, Rural Social Movements, and Global Governance
International Human Rights and Governing Land Grabbing: A View From Global Civil Society
Rolf Künnemann & Sofía Monsalve Suárez
Certification Schemes and the Governance of Land: Enforcing Standards or Enabling Scrutiny?
Elizabeth Fortin & Ben Richardson
The Challenge of Global Governance of Land Grabbing: Changing International Agricultural Context and Competing Political Views and Strategies
Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Jennifer Franco & Chunyu Wang
Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests
The Principles for Responsible Agricultural Investment
The Minimum Human Rights Principles Applicable to Large-Scale Land Acquisitions or Leases
Priscilla Claeys & Gaëtan Vanloqueren
Private Governance and Land Grabbing: The Equator Principles and Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels
Restrictions on Foreign Acquisitions of Agricultural Land in Argentina and Brazil
Nicolás Marcelo Perrone