Land Grabs in Asia: What Role for the Law?

Author:   Connie Carter (Royal Roads University, Canada) ,  Andrew Harding (Andrew Harding, National University of Singapore)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
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9781138904019


Pages:   196
Publication Date:   14 May 2015
Format:   Hardback
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Although there is no universally accepted definition of the term land grabbing , ordinary people whose livelihoods are adversely affected by land grabbing know exactly what it is. It involves the physical capture and control of land and homes, including the usurpation of the power to decide how and when these will be used and for what purposes - with little or no prior consultation or compensation to the displaced communities. This thought-provoking book defines land grabbing, and examines aspects of the land grabs phenomenon in seven Asian countries, researched and written by country-specific legal scholars. The book provides unique perspectives on how and why land grabbing is practised in China, India, Pakistan, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Indonesia, and explores the surprising role that law plays in facilitating and legitimizing land grabs in each country. In contrast to most of the literature which law focuses on foreign investors' rights under international law, here the focus is on domestic laws and legal infrastructures. Finding that Asian States need to move beyond existing regimes that govern land to a regime that encourages more equitable land rights allocation and protection of stakeholders' rights, the book urges further research in the nexus between the use of law to facilitate development. Land Grabs in Asia is the first book to explore land grabbing in multiple jurisdictions in Asia. As such, it will appeal to students and scholars of law and development, law and society, and international relations, as well as being essential reading for development policy-makers and government ministers.

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Author:   Connie Carter (Royal Roads University, Canada) ,  Andrew Harding (Andrew Harding, National University of Singapore)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Dimensions:   Width: 15.60cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 23.40cm
Weight:   0.454kg
ISBN:  

9781138904019


ISBN 10:   1138904015
Pages:   196
Publication Date:   14 May 2015
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Connie Carter is Professor of Law & International Business in the Faculty of Management at Royal Roads University, Victoria, Canada. She is also a Barrister of Lincoln's Inn, currently non-practising. Her research focuses on law and development, foreign direct investment and corporate social responsibility in China and South East Asia. Andrew Harding is a Professor in the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, where he is also Director of the Centre for Asia Legal Studies and Director of the Asia Law Institute. He is a leading scholar in the fields of Asian legal studies and comparative constitutional law, on which has published widely.

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