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Situating global finance in the Land Rush Debate : A critical review

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Ouma, Stefan:
Situating global finance in the Land Rush Debate : A critical review.
In: Geoforum. Vol. 57 (2014) . - pp. 162-166.
ISSN 0016-7185
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2014.09.006

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This paper provides a critical review of the literature exploring the growing interest of global finance in farmland and agriculture, which has ensued at a global level since the financial and food crises of 2007/08. It finds that many of the existing works have approached this phenomenon through a more or less structuralist political economy framework that operates with a particular notion of "financialization". Despite the insights that work rooted in this intellectual tradition has provided at a macro-level, such a reading exposes several lacunae when it comes to the more practical, sociotechnical dimensions of the finance-driven land rush. After elaborating on these "black boxes", the review sketches a research agenda that seeks to develop an alternative reading of finance’s new love affair with "real things" from below rather than from above.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Farmland; Agriculture; Food; Financial markets; Financial crisis; Financialization
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Economic Geography
Faculties
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
500 Science > 550 Earth sciences, geology
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2019 08:20
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2019 07:18
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/48637