Grabbing the 'clean slate' : The politics of the intersection of land grabbing, disasters and climate change: insights from a local Philippine community in the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan

Maria Angelina M. Uson

Research output: Working paperAcademic

Abstract

Land grabs in the wake of a disaster are nothing new. However this phenomenon
gains certain particularities and interest when it happens within the current
context of climate change policy initiatives and the global land rush. This nexus
produces a new set of political processes containing new actors and alliances,
legitimizations, and mechanisms of dispossession that set off a different pace for
land grabs. This study explores this nexus which has the potential to swiftly
reboot spatial, institutional and political land arrangements in poor communities
on a large scale, globally.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Haag
PublisherInternational Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Number of pages56
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

SeriesISS working papers. General series
Number603
ISSN0921-0210

Series

  • ISS Working Paper-General Series

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