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  1. Emancipatory rural politics: confronting authoritarian populism

    • Ian Scoones, Mark Edelman, Jun Borras, Ruth Hall, Editors: Wendy Wolford, Ben White
    22 June 2017
    Paper
  2. Land politics, agrarian movements and scholar-activism

    • Jun Borras
    21 April 2016

    Land politics and the social movements mobilizing around land have changed profoundly, inspiring a new generation of scholar-activists. Professor Saturnino ('Jun') M. Borras explores land politics, agrarian movements and scholar-activism in his inaugural lecture at the International Institute for Social Studies. 

  3. Democratic land control and human rights

    Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras, Sofia Monsalve
    02 November 2015
    Article

    Democratic land control is inseparable from human rights. Demands for democratic land control need to be understood in the context of broadly distinct political conditions that in turn each require distinct political intervention, namely, respect/protect, promote, and/or restore democratic land control.

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    Aproximación a la dinámica política de los cultivos y las materias primas flexibles

    • Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras, Pietje Vervest, S. Ryan Isakson, Les Levidow
    21 August 2015
    Report

    Este documento de debate presenta un análisis preliminar del concepto y fenómeno de los “cultivos y las materias primas flexibles”, fundamentado en un análisis anterior e inicial y una idea resumida presentada por algunos de los autores y autoras de este trabajo.

  5. The Politics of Flex crops and Commodities

    • Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras, Pietje Vervest, S. Ryan Isakson, Les Levidow
    20 June 2014
    Report

    Flex crops are crops that can be used for food, feed, fuel or industrial material. Their emergence as critical global commodities is integral to understanding today's agroindustrial economy. 

  6. Governing the Global Land Grab

    • Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras, Chunyu Wang
    19 June 2013
    Policy briefing

    The rise of flex crops—crops with multiple uses across food, feed, fuel and industrial complexes—has far-reaching implications for global land governance.
     

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    Competing political tendencies in global governance of land grabbing

    • Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras, Chunyu Wang
    14 December 2012
    Paper

    Three political tendencies have emerged in response to land grabbing that are shaping the global debate and the potential future trajectory of land governance.

  8. Tendencias políticas en disputa para la gobernanza global del acaparamiento de tierras

    • Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras, Chunyu Wang
    12 December 2012
    Paper

    En respuesta a la actual oleada de acaparamientos de tierras, se está librando una batalla política para controlar el carácter, el ritmo, los parámetros y trayectoria del discurso, y los instrumentos de gobernanza de la tierra.

  9. Resisting contemporary land grabs

    Jun Borras
    24 October 2012
    Article

    Land grabs do not always play out the way the investors and their government backers expect, and people are mobilising to resist them.

  10. A ‘Land Sovereignty’ Alternative?

    • Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras
    30 September 2012

    Dramatic changes around food, climate, energy, and finance in recent years have pushed questions of land use and land control back onto the centre stage of development discourse, at the very moment when the same conditions are spurring an unprecedented rush for land and water across the globe.

  11. ¿La ‘soberanía de la tierra’ como alternativa?

    • Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras
    12 September 2012
    Paper

    Los cambios recientes y dramáticos en los sectores alimentario, climático, energético y financiero han vuelto a situar en el centro de los discursos sobre desarrollo cuestiones sobre el uso y control de la tierra, justo en el momento en que las mismas condiciones están impulsando una fiebre sin precedentes por hacerse con aguas y tierras en todo el mundo.

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    A ‘Land Sovereignty’ Alternative?

    • Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras
    06 July 2012
    Paper

    Land sovereignty is the right of working peoples to have effective access to, use of, and control over land and the benefits of its use and occupation, where land is understood as resource, territory, and landscape.

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    Global Land Grabbing and Trajectories of Agrarian Change: A Preliminary Analysis

    • Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras
    15 December 2011
    Paper

    The politics of change in land use and in property relations linked to cases of land grabbing are not well understood, and yet are crucial to a deeper understanding of the phenomenon.

  14. El acaparamiento de tierras en América Latina y el Caribe

    • Jun Borras, Jennifer Franco, Cristobal Kay, Max Spoor
    09 December 2011
    Report

    Un análisis crítico de un estudio de la FAO sobre el acaparamiento de tierras concluye que la limitada definición del fenómeno ha enmascarado sus dimensiones geográficas. Este informe presenta nuevas evidencias de Latinoamérica y el Caribe.

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    Land grabbing in Latin America and the Caribbean in broader international perspectives

    • Jun Borras, Jennifer Franco, Cristobal Kay, Max Spoor
    07 December 2011
    Report

    A critical re-assessment of a UN FAO study on land grabbing finds that a too-narrow definition has obscured evidence of land grabbing on a wider geographical scale than previously thought; this research includes new evidence of cases in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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    Land, conflict and the challenge of pro-poor peace-building

    • Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras
    25 October 2011
    Paper

    There is a lot of contention over approaches to land reform policy, in terms of how to involve the state, the market and communities; but what matters most for a socio-economically and politically sustainable solution, is that the policy is genuinely 'pro-poor'.

  17. La fiebre global de tierras

    Jun Borras
    03 October 2011

    "El actual acaparamiento global de tierras es parte de un largo proceso histórico de usurpación y desposesión en el Norte y en el Sur."

  18. Land tenure and International Investments in agriculture

    Jun Borras
    09 August 2011
    Article

    In the midst of a raging famine in the Horn of Africa and continuing expansion of land grabbing across the Global South, a new and critical report has been released by the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition, of the Committee on World Food Security.

  19. Meeting the challenge of feeding the world and cooling the Earth

    Jun Borras
    12 July 2011
    Article

    Two papers analysing the recent experience of Latin America, and Cuba in particular, support arguments that a shift from industrial-large scale farming to small-scale farming can bring environmental, economic and political benefits.

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