Please, check my new research guide to land grabbing which is posted on SSRN:
Here is the introduction of one of professors:
Here is the abstract:
Researching contemporary land grabbing issues is complicated and more difficult than traditional land grabbing research which covered between the colonial period and the early twenty-first century. Contemporary land grabbing research is difficult for researchers because of the complex reasons and motivations behind the contemporary land grabbing, the number of stakeholders involved, the interdisciplinary nature of research, the many different types of legal sources to search — international treaties, custom, jurisprudence, soft law, and domestic statutes and customary law — lack of empirical evidence, and scattered resources in many different places. The research is a mixture of international and domestic legal research and legal and non-legal research. In this article, the author first investigates the contemporary land grabbing and land alienation and their definitions and identify the difficulties of research. Next, the article delineates various mechanisms and international principles which can be useful for the protection of the rights of indigenous and local people from the attack of State and non-State actors. Finally, the author selectively reviews several books and articles with annotations which provide great starting points for contemporary land grabbing research.
Any comments will be welcomed!
Jootaek (“Juice”) Lee, J.D., LL.M., M.L.S.
Senior Law Librarian (Research Librarian for Foreign, Comparative, and International Law) & ILL Manager & Affiliated Faculty of PHRGE