Reclaiming the Land by Sam Moyo
The Resurgence of Rural Movements in Africa, Asia and Latin America

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This volume brings together for the first time across three continents - Africa, Latin America and Asia - an intellectually consistent set of original investigations into this new generation of rural social movements. These country studies seek to identify their social composition, strategies, tactics, and ideologies; to assess their relations with other social actors, including political parties, urban social movements, and international aid agencies and other institutions; and to examine their most common tactic, the land occupation, its origins, pace and patterns, as well as the responses of governments and landowners. At a more fundamental level, this volume explores the ways in which two decades of neoliberal policy - including new land tenure arrangements intended to hasten the commodification of land, and new land uses linked to global markets -- have undermined the social reproduction of the rural labour force and created the conditions for popular resistance.
 

About Sam Moyo

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Sam Moyo is Director of the newly founded Pan-African research organization, The African Institute for Agrarian Studies (AIAS). Paris Yeros is a Greek social scientist.
 
Published July 4, 2013 by Zed Books. 433 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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