Land Grabbing, Large-Scale Land Acquisition and Gender

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This bibliography aims to provide a guide to the landscape of research on land grabbing, large-scale land acquisition (LSLA) and gender. This bibliography is primarily comprised of academic literature but includes a non-comprehensive selection of non-academic resources, such as research from international organizations and NGOs.

This bibliography not only compiles literature on gendered vulnerabilities to land grabbing and LSLA, including women’s insecure land tenure, whether customary or statutory (also addressed in the Consortium’s “Land Tenure and Gender” bibliography); it also addresses gendered implications of land grabs, including inequalities in labor, leadership and compensation. This bibliography draws a distinction between the broader questions of land rights (for resources on land rights, see the Consortium’s “Land Rights and Gender” bibliography) and those of land grabbing and LSLA, underscoring how the systems and institutions that benefit from such control rely on distinctly gendered distributions of power.

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