STEPS Centre researchers will be among the speakers at the Critical Agrarian Studies Colloquium No. 4, which takes place in The Hague on 11 June 2012.
After a few years dominated by important reports on land grabbing from NGOs and the media, as well as initial scoping studies from some academics, the year 2012 sees a number of fresh academic studies on the subject. This meeting brings together leading international scholars working on these broad themes, and who have recently guest edited journal special issues or authored key articles on this subject.
STEPS Centre’s involvement
The Colloquium includes discussions on:
- the recent special issue of the Journal of Peasant Studies, ‘Green grabbing: a new appropriation of nature’
- research to be featured in a special issue of the journal Water Alternatives, on the topic of ‘water grabbing’
Speakers from the STEPS Centre will be Ian Scoones (who is co-chair of the Colloquium), Melissa Leach and Lyla Mehta. Fred Pearce, a member of our Advisory Committee, will also be speaking about his new book, The landgrabbers: the new fight over who owns the earth.
Date and venue
Global land grabbing
towards broader and deeper theoretical and empirical perspectives
A day-long Colloquium
11 June 2012, 9:00 to 18:00
International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
2518AX The Hague
The deadle for the call for papers is 4 June 2012.
More information and call for papers: