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Agri-investment scholars of the world unite! : The finance-driven land rush as boundary object

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Ouma, Stefan:
Agri-investment scholars of the world unite! : The finance-driven land rush as boundary object.
In: Dialogues in Human Geography. (20 January 2022) .
ISSN 2043-8214
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/20438206211069711

Abstract in another language

This response addresses several of the issues raised by the commentaries on my book Farming as Financial Asset – Global Finance and the Making of Institutional Landscapes (2020). Reflecting upon the intentions and limitations of the book, it makes a call for treating agri-investments to which scholars contribute from different geographical, theoretical, and methodological angles. In detail, it engages with the question of how farmland investments relate to other ‘asset classes’ in terms of the practical (and political) problem of institutional investibility, the material and human dimensions of institutional landscapes, the ownership question, as well as the challenge to write a book that has a global historical outlook and offers situated accounts at the same time. It also engages with questions of comparativism, methodology, and the political implications of an opening-the-black box approach.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: No
Keywords: Agrarian transformations; Aotearoa New Zealand; Assetization; Financialization; Global finance; Global land rush; Institutional investors; Investment chains; Operations of capital; Tanzania
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Economic Geography > Chair Economic Geography - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Ouma
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
900 History and geography
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2022 06:48
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2022 06:48
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/68882