This handbook provides a cutting-edge, comprehensive overview of global land and resource grabbing.

Global land and resource grabbing has become an increasingly prominent topic in academic circles, among development practitioners, human rights advocates, and in policy arenas. The Routledge Handbook of Global Land and Resource Grabbing sustains this intellectual momentum by advancing methodological, theoretical and empirical insights. It presents and discusses resource grabbing research in a holistic manner by addressing how the rush for land and other natural resources, including water, forests and minerals, is intertwined with agriculture, mining, tourism, energy, biodiversity conservation, climate change, carbon markets, and conflict. The handbook is truly global and interdisciplinary, with case studies from the Global South and Global North, and chapter contributions from practitioners, activists and academics, with emerging and Indigenous authors featuring strongly across the chapters.

The handbook will be essential reading for students and scholars interested in land and resource grabbing, agrarian studies, development studies, critical human geography, global studies and natural resource governance.

The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

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part 1|44 pages

Historical Trajectories of Land and Resource Grabbing

chapter 2|12 pages

From the Colonial Doctrine of Discovery to Contemporary Land Grabs

‘Dignity Taking’ against the Poor
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chapter 3|14 pages

Riro Whenua Atu, Hoki Whenua Mai

Land Grabbing in British Settler States and Contested Land Restitution to Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand
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chapter 4|16 pages

Ruptures and Continuities

How the Global Land “Rush” (Re)produces Slow Violence on Latin America's Resource Frontiers
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part 2|47 pages

Enabling Mechanisms and Governance of Land and Resource Grabbing

chapter 5|16 pages

Capture Land

Anti-squatting Policy as Processual Land Grab in Jamaica
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chapter 6|15 pages

The Rule of Technocrats?

Historical Conditions for a Land Grab in Northern Guatemala
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part 3|45 pages

Large-Scale Land Acquisitions for Food, Feed and Biofuels

chapter 8|15 pages

Sugar Agro-Extractivism

Land Enclosures, Contract Farming and the Sugar Frontier in Africa
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part 4|63 pages

Taking Land for Conservation, Eco-Tourism, Renewable Energy and Carbon Markets

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chapter 12|16 pages

Towards Climate-Smart Land Policy

Land Grabbing under a Changing Political Landscape in Mozambique
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chapter 13|16 pages

Renewables Grabbing

Land and Resource Appropriations in the Global Energy Transition
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chapter 14|15 pages

Geospatial Technologies in Tourism Land and Resource Grabs

Evidence from Guatemala's Protected Areas
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part 5|44 pages

Land Grabbing by Extractive Industries

chapter 16|15 pages

Territorial Control, Dispossession and Resistance

The Political Economy of Large-Scale Mining in Asia
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chapter 17|16 pages

Phosphate Mining in Distant Places

The Dark Side of New Zealand's Agricultural Economic Success
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part 6|65 pages

Blue Grabbing

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chapter 20|18 pages

Resource Grabbing and the Blue Commons

The Evolution of Institutions in Scallop Production in Sechura Bay, Peru
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part 7|42 pages

Land Grabs for Large Infrastructure Projects

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chapter 24|15 pages

The Great ‘Anti-politics’ Progress Machine

Mega-Infrastructure Projects, Disenchanted Institutional Change and Dramas of Grabbed Commons
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part 8|42 pages

Urban Land Grabs and Special Economic Zones

chapter 25|11 pages

Urban Land Grabs

An Overview of the Issues
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chapter 27|14 pages

Transnational NGO Advocacy to Address Land Grabbing Injustices

The Case of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone in Myanmar
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part 9|53 pages

Land and Resource Grabbing

chapter 28|13 pages

After the Rubber Boom

A Cautionary Tale from Southern Laos and Northeastern Cambodia
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chapter 29|14 pages

Gender and Dispossession in India

Dynamics of Women's Participation in Anti–Land Grabbing Struggles
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chapter 31|9 pages

Filling Gaps in International Human Rights Law to Address Global Land and Resource Grabbing

Extraterritorial Human Rights Law Obligations of States and the Rights of Future Generations
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