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Record number 494733
Title Policy processes of a land grab : at the interface of politics ‘in the air’ and politics ‘on the ground’ in Massingir, Mozambique
Author(s) Milgroom, Jessica
Source The Journal of Peasant Studies 42 (2015)3-4. - ISSN 0306-6150 - p. 585 - 606.
Department(s) Knowledge Technology and Innovation
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2015
Keyword(s) green grab - land grab - Limpopo National Park - Mozambique - policy enactment - resettlement

The creation and enforcement of policies have been proposed as necessary to protect rural dwellers from dispossession by land grabs. Failing to consider the influence of the micro-politics of the policy implementation phase, these policies are insufficient. Based on an in-depth case study from southern Mozambique of a collision between a green grab and a land grab, this paper describes how two policies were used, first to facilitate a land grab and then to rescind the land concession. At a shifting intersection between politics ‘in the air’ and politics ‘on the ground’, convergence and later divergence among powerful groups shaped the space for policy enactment.

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