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Handbook of Research on In-Country Determinants and Implications of Foreign Land Acquisitions

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Several studies have investigated the impetus and implications behind large-scale land acquisitions/deals at the global level; however, intranational factors within communities and societies have not received much attention from researchers. The Handbook of Research on In-Country Determinants and Implications of Foreign Land Acquisitions examines the economic, sociological, and environmental issues surrounding land transactions and the impact these deals may have on local households and communities. Focusing on international issues as well as domestic concerns, this publication is a useful reference for policymakers, academics, researchers, and advanced-level students in various disciplines.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. NEW TRENDS, NEW CHALLENGES, AND THE NEED FOR NEW SOLUTIONS
    3. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    4. REFERENCES
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Overview, Historical Issues, and the General State of Affairs
    1. Chapter 1: Equitable and Sustainable Development of Foreign Land Acquisitions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DETERMINANTS OF FDI AND/OR FLA
      4. POLICY SYNDROMES AND IMPLICATIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Implications of Foreign Land Acquisitions in Sub-Saharan Africa
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCEPTUAL AND ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORKS
      4. CHARACTERISTICS OF LAND AND ITS RESOURCES IN AFRICA
      5. OBSERVATIONS FROM LITERATURE ON THE IMPLICATIONS OF FOREIGN LAND ACQUISITIONS IN AFRICA
      6. CONCLUSION AND SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Sino-African Foreign Direct Investment in Land
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DETERMINANTS OF AFRICAN LAND RUSH
      5. CHALLENGES OF SINO-AFRICAN LAND ACQUISITIONS
      6. CREATING PROSPECTS FOR A WIN-WIN RELATIONSHIP
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 4: Land Acquisition and the Semantic Context of Land within the Normative Construction of “Modern Development”
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE ROLE OF LAND WITHIN THE IDEA OF DEVELOPMENT
      4. CASE STUDY
      5. TEXT ANALYSIS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
      12. APPENDIX
    5. Chapter 5: Exploring the Food Security Strategy and Scarcity Arguments in Land Grabbing in Africa
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      4. CONCEPTUAL CLARIFICATIONS
      5. FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN AFRICA AND LAND GRABBING
      6. ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS OF LAND GRABBING IN AFRICA
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 2: Land Acquisitions and the Gender Nexus
    1. Chapter 6: Missing Gender Concerns in Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WOMEN’S QUESTION IN DISPLACEMENT DISCOURSE
      4. THEORETICAL MODELS ON DISPLACEMENT
      5. LOCATING ‘WOMEN’ IN RESETTLEMENT POLICIES
      6. CONCLUSION: THE QUESTION OF GENDER (IN)JUSTICE
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 7: Large-Scale Land Acquisitions, Livelihoods, and Gender Configurations in Zimbabwe
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GENDERED DIMENSIONS ON LAND ACQUISITIONS IN AFRICA
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
      6. NEW FORMS OF LIVELIHOODS AND GENDER CONFIGURATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 3: Country and Inter-Country Variations of Land Acquisitions
    1. Chapter 8: Foreign Land Acquisition
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE STUDY LOCATION
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW AND THEORETICAL ORIENTATION
      5. METHODS AND MATERIALS
      6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
      7. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 9: International Land Deals and Agricultural Investment in Ethiopia
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOME BACKGROUND ISSUES
      4. ETHIOPIAN LAND POLICY: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
      5. THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF LAND INVESTMENT IN ETHIOPIA
      6. EMPIRICAL RESEARCH WORKS AND THE GAP
      7. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY REGIONS
      8. DATA AND METHODOLOGICAL STRATEGIES
      9. EMPIRICAL RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
      10. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
      11. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      12. REFERENCES
      13. ADDITIONAL READING
      14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      15. ENDNOTES
      16. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 10: Foreign Direct Investment in Land Acquisitions in India
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DRIVERS OF FOREIGN LAND ACQUISITIONS
      4. SMALLHOLDERS AND LAND ACQUISITIONS
      5. LAND ACQUISITIONS AND INDIAN EXPERIENCES
      6. SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES AND LAND ACQUISITIONS
      7. CONCLUSION AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 11: Factors Influencing Foreign Land Acquisition and Sustainable Development in Nigeria
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCEPTUAL DISCUSSION
      4. THEORETICAL MODELS
      5. FOREIGN LAND ACQUISITION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: THE NEXUS
      6. FOREIGN LAND ACQUISITION IN AFRICA: A CRITIQUE
      7. FACTORS INFLUENCING LAND ACQUISITION IN NIGERIA
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 12: Foreign Land Acquisitions, Corruption, and Sustainable Livelihood in Sub-Saharan Africa
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESEARCH METHODS
      4. BACKGROUND
      5. CONCEPTUALIZING SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD AND CORRUPTION
      6. CORRUPTION
      7. ANALYTICAL EVIDENCES
      8. UNRAVELING POSSIBLE REMEDY
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Section 4: Households and Community Implications of Land Acquisitions
    1. Chapter 13: Agents and Implications of Foreign Land Deals in East African Community
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOME BACKGROUND ISSUES
      4. INSIGHTS FROM LITERATURE AND ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK
      5. DATA AND METHODOLOGICAL STRATEGIES
      6. EMPIRICAL RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
      7. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. ENDNOTES
      13. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 14: Foreign Land Acquisitions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
      5. LITERATURE REVIEW
      6. METHODOLOGY
      7. EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE AND DISCUSSION
      8. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 15: Land Deals, Dispossession, and the Threat to Peasant Livelihood in Northern Ghana
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LAND AS THE NEXUS OF SOCIAL RELATIONS IN NORTHERN GHANA
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. ADDITIONAL READING
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 16: Land Deals and Sustainable Income
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE STUDY SITE
      4. REVIEW OF LITERATURE ON LAND DEALS
      5. RESEARCH METHOD
      6. EMPIRICAL RESULTS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. ENDNOTES
  13. Section 5: Land Reforms, Legal Framework, and Agricultural Transformation
    1. Chapter 17: Sowing Political Capital and Harvesting Economic Regression
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      4. BACKGROUND TO LAND QUESTION IN ZIMBABWE
      5. UNDERLYING CAUSES OF FTLRP
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 18: Nigeria's Legal Instruments for Land and Water Use
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR LAND USE IN NIGERIA
      5. WATER IN ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVE
      6. NIGERIA’S WATER GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE
      7. A CRITIQUE OF CURRENT WATER LAWS
      8. IMPLICATIONS OF CURRENT LAND AND WATER USE PRACTICES IN NIGERIA
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 19: Compensating Landholders in Tanzania
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TANZANIAN POLITICAL ECONOMY IN THE LIGHT OF FOREIGN LAND ACQUISITIONS
      4. METHODOLOGY AND SCOPE OF ANALYSIS
      5. LEGAL FRAMEWORK GOVERNING LAND COMPENSATION
      6. COMPENSATING LAND HOLDERS: REALITIES ON THE GROUND
      7. THE SITUATION IN OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES
      8. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 20: Land Reform, Tobacco Production, and Wood Resources in Zimbabwe
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. POLITICAL ECOLOGY THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      4. METHOD AND MATERIALS
      5. ESTIMATES OF WOOD USED FOR TOBACCO CURING IN ZIMBABWE
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 21: Transformation from Subsistence to Commercial Agriculture in Nigeria
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND AND BRIEF LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. TRANSITION FROM SUBSISTENCE TO COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE THROUGH LARGE-SCALE LAND ACQUISITION IN NIGERIA: RATIONALE AND MAJOR CONTROVERSIES
      5. RECOMMENDATIONS ON TRANSFORMING SUBSISTENCE AGRICULTURE TO COMMERCIAL THROUGH LARGE-SCALE LAND ACQUISITION IN NIGERIA
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
      11. APPENDIX: INFORMATION ON INTERVIEWS AND FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSIONS
  14. Compilation of References
  15. About the Contributors