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    State of extraction: The new scramble for Africa

    • David Fig
    06 February 2014
    Report

    In recent years Africa has experienced waves of new investment, particularly in mining, energy and agriculture, and has seen elevated commodity exports. These flows are tantamount to a new scramble, creating wealth for foreign direct investors, some local entrepreneurs and a growing comprador class. Resources are typically exploited without raising the living standards of the people and at significant environmental cost. On the ground this has engendered significant resistance. The new scramble is a modification of traditional imperialist relationships which Africa experienced with former occupying colonial powers. But how do we understand the differences between the old and new scrambles? Who ultimately holds the power?

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    New ‘Webs of Power’ and Agrarian Transformations in Cambodia: Where are the women?

    • Clara Mi Young Park
    18 May 2015
    Paper

    In February 2012 Economic Land Concessions granted to private companies in Cambodia totalled 2,033,664 ha., and increased to 2,289,490 ha. by June 2013, covering 63 per cent of the country’s arable land. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows to Cambodia grew by 73 per cent from 2011 to 2012. The country, together with Myanmar and Vietnam, is referred to as one of the ‘emerging bright spots of the subregion’.

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    State of the land: Reconfiguration of the power of the state and capital in the global land rush

    • Jun Borras
    06 February 2014
    Report

    Who gets how much and what kinds of land, how, and for what purposes? These are the basic questions around the politics of land. The question of land politics has been resurrected in a big way recently, worldwide, and in ways significantly different from the past.

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    Heidi Bachram
    18 September 2006
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    07 August 2006
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    Ricardo Soberón Garrido Soberon
    17 November 2005
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    Virginia Montañés Montanes
    17 November 2005
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    Boris Kagarlitsky
    06 July 2006
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    Fred Halliday
    15 November 2005
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    Boris Kagarlitsky
    21 September 2006
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    Susan George
    05 January 2006
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    Saul Landau
    18 July 2005
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    WTO resources

    01 December 2005
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    Articles by TNI Fellows

    18 July 2005
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    Articles, speeches, booklets

    17 November 2005
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    Articles by TNI Fellows

    30 June 2005
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    Reactions to Michael Shuman's article

    Michael Shuman
    01 May 2006
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  19. Resources on coca

    01 February 2008
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    Interesting articles on the culture and tradition of coca 

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    Resources on the web

    16 November 2005
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