As world leaders gather at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this week, the effects of climate change have already created serious security threats in many parts of the developing world. While slowing climate change is an unavoidable responsibility, from a security perspective the most pressing challenge for the international community in the next five years is dealing with the impacts of climate change on vulnerable regions. With or without an international regime, the world is already responding to climate change in ways that do not always foster cooperation and stability. One recent example is northeastern Uganda, where more frequent cycles of drought have led to greater competition for scarce water resources and pastureland, failing crops and an increase in cattle raiding to pay for food.
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De Maria, M. PhD thesis, University of Reading. It is advisable to refer to the publisher's version if you intend to cite from this work. See Guidance on citing. This thesis explores the economics of the most recent rush for land in human history, with a series of different but intertwined essays. The surge in Large-Scale Land Acquisitions LSLAs observed in the last two decades expresses elements of discontinuity and novelty compared to other land rushes that occurred in the past.
Land has been a source of political conflict in Zimbabwe since colonization, when the country was known as Rhodesia, both within indigenous black communities and especially between white settlers and the black rural communities. Under British colonial rule and under the white minority government that in unilaterally declared its independence from Britain, white Rhodesians seized control of the vast majority of good agricultural land, leaving black peasants to scrape a living from marginal "tribal reserves. However, the new government was bound by "sunset clauses" in the Lancaster House Agreement that gave special protections to white Zimbabweans for the first ten years of independence.
LAND acquisition has been much in the news for the last decade. First, there were the conflicts: in mining sites like Jagatsinghpur and Niyamgiri, then in Special Economic Zones like Nandigram and Maha Mumbai, later in various locations, from car factories like Singur to highways like the Yamuna Expressway. As I write this, the BJP has backed off its amendment because, after a string of electoral defeats over a year, the Congress finally re discovered and effectively mobilized on a galvanizing issue: land.