Conference | Large-Scale Land Acquisitions: Focus on South-East Asia – Geneva
The launch event of DevPol’s latest issue will take place at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, on 7 December 2015 between 12:30 and 2 PM.
Large-scale land acquisitions, or ‘land grabbing’, have become a key research topic among scholars interested in agrarian change, development, and the environment. The term ‘land acquisitions’ refers to a highly contested process in terms of governance and impacts on livelihoods and human rights. This special issue focuses on South-East Asia. A series of thematic and in-depth case studies puts ‘land grabbing’ into specific historical and institutional contexts. The volume also offers a human rights analysis of the phenomenon, examining the potential and limits of human rights mechanisms aimed at preventing and mitigating the negative consequences of ‘land grabbing’.
Welcome and Introduction
- Gilles Carbonnier, Professor at the Graduate Institute, Geneva | Editor-in-Chief, International Development Policy
- Bernhard Fuhrer, Director, Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS)
Presentation by the guest editors
- Christophe Gironde, Senior Lecturer in Development Studies, the Graduate Institute, Geneva
- Christophe Golay, Research Fellow, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
- Peter Messerli, Director, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern
Comments from the discussants
- Shaila Seshia Galvin, Assistant Professor, the Graduate Institute, Geneva
- Ben White, Emeritus Professor, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Gironde, C., C. Golay and P. Messerli (Eds.) (2015) Large-Scale Land Acquisitions: Focus on South-East Asia, International Development Policy series No.6, Geneva: Graduate Institute Publications, Boston: Brill-Nijhoff, 220 p. | ISBN13: 9789004304741| €80