Special Issue "The Politics of Natural Resources in the Era of Climate Change and Populism"
A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
Interests: resource extractivism; climate change adaptation and mitigation; social justice movements; politics of agrarian and environmental transformation
Assistant Guest Editor
Interests: political economy of agriculture and development; macro perspective on agrarian change (especially in Brazil and Mozambique); politics of agrarian transformation; populism
Interests: agrarian studies; land politics and policies; climate change politics and land grabs; converging social justice issues and movements (agrarian, environmental, climate, labour justice, migration)
Interests: land grabbing; rise of extractivism; large-scale development interventions and environmental and climate change governance
Over the past two decades, there has been an increasing convergence of multiple global crises around food, energy, environment, climate change, and finance. This contemporary convergence of multiple crises has triggered profound global agrarian and environmental transformations, which have, in turn, entailed far-reaching implications for various social classes and groups in the rural world. The responses to the crises are multiple and distinct. The dominant response to these converging crises is capitalism’s relentless search for more opportunities from these crises, which are its own creation, to make more profits out of them. Contemporary land grabs are a capitalist response to the convergence of crises in which corporations seek to acquire control of more natural resources such as land, water, forests, and minerals to turn them into profitable use. Such resource grabs and the ensuing transformations have provoked widespread reactions ‘from below’ and from state actors.
The politics of natural resources, i.e., “who gets which natural resources, how, how much, why, for what purposes and with what implications?” have been transformed. While there are continuities from the past in terms of appropriate governance response to the contemporary challenges, there are clear changes as well—principally brought about by the era of climate change politics, and increasingly reshaped in the context of the rise of various strands of populism and authoritarianism in various parts of the world today.
In view of this, for this Special Issue, we are interested in original contributions dealing with the changing character of the politics of natural resources—land, water, forests, and minerals—examined in the context of converging issues of global resource rush, climate change, and populism. We would like to receive contributions with a special emphasis on the rise of agro-extractivism, land grabbing, climate change mitigation and adaptation and on the various forms of political reactions by different social classes and groups towards dynamic changes in the political economy of natural resources.Dr. Alberto Alonso-Fradejas
Ms. Daniela Andrade
Prof. Dr. Saturnino M. Borras Jr.
Dr. Tsegaye Moreda
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- land grabbing
- climate change mitigation and adaptation