Land grabbing, investors, and indigenous peoples: new legal strategies for an old practice?

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Gilbert, J. 2015. Land grabbing, investors, and indigenous peoples: new legal strategies for an old practice? Community Development Journal. 51 (3), pp. 350-366.
AuthorsGilbert, J.
Abstract

This article examines how new legal strategies need to be adopted by indigenous peoples to react to the
increasing phenomenon of ‘land grabbing’ taking place across the globe. In examining the specificity
of the ‘land grab’ and how it particularly affects indigenous peoples, it analyses how new legal
strategies targeting the investors need to be adopted by communities to mitigate some of the negative
aspects of land grabbing. It argues that since the current ‘land grab’ is driven by investors it is
important that indigenous peoples, and their supportive organisations, target investors and lending
institutions which are behind the massive investments in land acquisitions.

JournalCommunity Development Journal
Journal citation51 (3), pp. 350-366
ISSN1468-2656
0010-3802
Year2015
PublisherOxford University Press
Accepted author manuscript
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1093/cdj/bsv025
Publication dates
Print04 Aug 2015
Publication process dates
Deposited25 Aug 2015
Copyright informationThis is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Community Development Journal following peer review. The version of record Gilbert, Jérémie (2015), Land grabbing, investors, and indigenous peoples: new legal strategies for an old practice? is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cdj/bsv025
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