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*International Symposium “Conflicts over Land and Gobal Change”* of the Junior Research Group GLOCON “Global Change - Local Conflicts?” (land-conflicts.net)
December 1-2, 2016, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Over the past 20 years a growing demand for raw materials as well as the financial and food price crisis have until recently led to a sharp increase in prices for mining and agricultural products. These global dynamics together with national policy and legal reforms have provoked large and rapid land use changes for agro-industrial and mining purposes worldwide. Land and resources are central to social power and belonging, human (re)production, political control, ecological systems and cultural representation. Their changing use, control, distribution and representation are contested and in many cases lead to conflict. The international symposium addresses these conflicts with a focus on four thematic dimensions (panels): (1) spatiality; (2) state, authority and citizenship; (3) labor; (4) social movements.
Michael Watts (Keynote), Bernd Belina, Akua Britwum, Jan Brunner, Kristina Dietz, Bettina Engels, Katy Jenkins, Sarah Kirst, Géraud Magrin, Victor Munnik, Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan, Louisa Prause, Oliver Pye, Elisabet Rasch, Astrid Ulloa, Boris Verbrugge, and others