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The political economy and political ecology of land 
Tom Lavers (University of Manchester)
Matt Kandel (University of Southampton)
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Leadership and the environment
Thursday 18 June, -, -
Time zone: Europe/London

Short Abstract:

This panel explores the political economy and political ecology of land and natural resource tenure. We seek theoretical, empirical and policy-driven papers, analysing the factors shaping change in land tenure and enforcement, and how social differentiation creates scope for new policy leadership.

Long Abstract:

This panel explores the political economy and political ecology of land and natural resource tenure. Access to and authority over land and natural resources remains a key locus for distributional struggles along lines of class, generation, ethnicity and gender. Many working within the fields of agrarian political economy and political ecology have long argued that social differentiation impacts development pathways and interventions. However, this remains underappreciated by many researchers, development actors, and policymakers. Another important gap pertains to understanding what sorts of leadership are needed to address social inequities that are reinforced or exacerbated by land and natural resource policies.

We invite papers that critically engage with the political economy and political ecology of land through theoretical engagement and empirical analysis, as well as more applied, policy-focused treatments. We are particularly interested in contributions that ground their theory and applied research in place-based approaches.

This panel seeks to explore these issues through papers that address the following and related questions:

• What political economic factors shape change in land tenure policy and enforcement and, in particular, what space does this provide for agency and leadership?

• What impacts have changes in land tenure regimes had on social differentiation on community scales?

• Why does social differentiation matter for forest and landscape restoration interventions?

• Do land rights formalisation schemes, focused on customary as well as private titling, resolve extant problems or merely create new pathways for dispossession?

• How can national or devolved land policies better address issues of differentiated access and control over land?

Accepted papers:

Session 1 Thursday 18 June, 2020, -