Figures and Tables vi
1 Introduction 1
2 Interstate Struggles 23
3 Frontiers 52
4 Land Booms 82
5 Titling and Conservation 112
6 Social Movements 139
7 Conclusion 167
Selected Readings 175
Notes and References 181
LSE Review of Books
"A very good introduction to and overview of the "transnational politics of land" in the early twenty-first century."
"Theoretically astute, lucidly written and argued with rigour and impeccable logic, this wide-ranging magisterial synthesis is indispensable reading for anybody concerned with war and peace, colonialism and post-colonialism, indigenous rights, contemporary land-grabbing, debates over sovereignty, agricultural development, social justice movements, environmental conservation or the human future."
Marc Edelman, City University of New York
"Chinese planning eco-tourist resorts in Iceland, Saudi Arabians planting rice in sub-Saharan Africa and South Koreans raising cattle in Australia? In Land, Derek Hall explains how and why these unfamiliar associations may soon become the new norm. The explanation rests on the contention that land and its control are as fundamental as ever to national and international geopolitics, transnational trade and human survival."
Nancy Lee Peluso, University of California, Berkeley
Kurt Schock, Rutgers University
"An excellent overview of a very complicated set of issues. Derek Hall does a skillful job of bringing multiple literatures, examples and ideas together in an insightful and eminently readable book. Particularly impressive is Hall's ability to maintain a conceptual framework while providing good analysis and rich empirical detail."
Wendy Wolford, Cornell University
- Develops an original interdisciplinary framework for understanding political struggles over land
- Draws on a range of compelling contemporary examples from across the globe
- Examines the ways in which conflicts over land relate to issues of territory, property and regulation
- Will be of immense interest to students across the social sciences, as well as anyone with an interest in this vital issue