Layered Inequalities

ab 34,90 

Jairo Baquero Melo

Land grabbing, collective land rights and Afro-descendant resistance in Colombia

ISBN 978-3-643-90559-8
Band-Nr. 16
Jahr 2014
Seiten 440
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Politik, Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft in einer globalisierten Welt /


Since the 1990s, thousands of Afro-descendants have been
benefited with collective land rights in Colombia. However,
many peasants were violently displaced to introduce
industrial crops. And several groups of peasants have
resisted those land grabs. By studying these processes, this
book analyzes various paradoxes of recent development
policies: the agribusiness expands through land grabs; land
and labor conflicts overlap in regions with agribusiness;
and there, both the Afro-descendants and mestizos demand
land rights. The author proposes the concept of „layered
inequalities“ to study these processes.

Jairo Baquero Melo is researcher at the
Institute for Latin American Studies at the Free University
of Berlin and affiliate of