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Global land governance: from territory to flow?
journal contributionposted on 2013-07-23, 10:48 authored by Thomas Sikor, Graeme Auld, Anthony J. Bebbington, Tor A Benjaminsen, Bradford S. Gentry, Carol Hunsberger, Anne-Marie Izac, Matias E. Margulis, Tobias Plieninger, Heike Schroeder, Caroline Upton
This article reviews recent research on contemporary transformations of global land governance. It shows how changes in global governance have facilitated and responded to radical revalorizations of land, together driving the intensified competition and struggles over land observed in many other contributions to this special issue. The rules in place to govern land use are shifting from “territorial” towards “flow-centered” arrangements, the latter referring to governance that targets particular flows of resources or goods, such as certification of agricultural or wood products. The intensifying competition over land coupled with shifts towards flow-centered governance has generated land uses involving new forms of social exclusion, inequity and ecological simplification.
CitationCurrent Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 2013, 5 (5), pp. 522-527
Author affiliation/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING/Department of Geography/Human Geography
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