Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics

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| Editors: David M. Kaplan

Land Acquisitions in Post-Conflict Countries

  • Anne Hennings
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6167-4_588-1



For nearly a decade, the discussion of the benefits and disadvantages of large-scale land acquisitions (Land Acquisitions for Food and Fuel) has become a hotly debated topic characterized by strong positions. Proponents, including neoliberal scholars, corporations, and numerous host governments, welcome this recent trend and tirelessly emphasize its advantages, i.e., infrastructure development, technological transfer, revenues, and the emergence of new (regional) markets. Notwithstanding, most land deals turn out be land grabs (Land Grabbing) that have been linked to human rights violations, an inadequate participation of, communication with, or compensation of affected communities, a lack of thorough environmental or social assessments, and/or are devoid of the free, prior, and informed consent of the affected land-users. This being said (and despite certain risks), profitable conditions in...


Corporate Social Responsibility Foreign Direct Investment Food Sovereignty Transitional Justice Land Acquisition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Political ScienceUniversity of MuensterMuensterGermany