Special Issue "Land Governance and (Im)mobility: Exploring the Nexus between Land Acquisition, Displacement and Migration"
A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019).
Interests: socioenvironmental justice; climate adaptation; ecosystem services and restoration; stewardship of the commons
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Interests: digitalization and datafication in urban and land governance; citizens’ role in smart city development; citizen perceptions; mobile geo-technologies in land rights documentation and registration
Interests: land governance; migration; livelihood analysis; impact assessment
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We invite you to submit your paper for open access publication in this Special Issue of Land, “Land Governance and (Im)mobility: Exploring the Nexus between Land Acquisition, Displacement and Migration”. This Special Issue takes the land–mobility nexus as a starting point and focuses on the multiple ways in which access and rights to land relate to mobility processes.
Providing people with secure and equal access to land is fundamental in giving people the “right to remain”, but land acquisitions simultaneously contribute to evictions and displacements, and the resettlement of groups. Up to now, the discussion has focused on respecting land rights, informing residents in advance, and, in the case of forced displacement, offering fair compensation. Given the variety of mobilities, what are good ways forward in land governance? How can land governance contribute to inclusive development—preventing eviction and displacement, while supporting vulnerable groups to settle in safe places and build secure and sustainable livelihoods?
How can property regimes (and ideas of fixing people to the land) move along with these changes and be made more suitable? How do economic transformations – value chain integration, market liberalization or reregulation—affect the ability of people to make a living on their lands? What do we know about the stability of ´foreign´ investor communities—and what are the implications of their land investments for the (im)mobility of local communities? At the heart of the debate are the Sustainable Development Goals—what is the role of land governance in the context of the ambition to “leave no one behind”?
This Special Issue emerges from contributions of the LANDac Annual International Conference that takes place 28–29 June, 2018, in Utrecht, the Netherlands. You are invited to submit an abstract by 15 September 2018 and full-paper manuscripts to Land by 15 January 2019. Contributions may address the Special Issue topic from different angles and focus on, for example:
- Infrastructure development and involuntary settlement
- Land reforms and conflict-induced displacement
- Gender differentials, specifically women’s and youth’s role in migration and resettlement processes
- Strategies of inclusive governance and inclusive business in the context of displacement induced migration (including, but also going beyond fair compensation, informed consent)
- The role of digital and data technologies in monitoring and governing displacement induced mobility.
Dr. Marthe Derkzen
Dr. Christine Richter
Prof. Dr. Annelies Zoomers
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Land is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Land governance
- Land rights
- Land investments
- Fair compensation
- UN SDGs
- Inclusive cities
- Water-Energy-Food Nexus
- Land-based financing