Natacha Bruna

Natacha Bruna
Erasmus University Rotterdam | EUR · International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

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The land rush has remained, and is likely to remain, a significant global phenomenon despite waning international media attention. The scope of the phenomenon is likely to be wider than previously thought. Quantifying the extent of land deals in order to study the social phenomenon spotlights the relevance of two distinct but dialectically linked ‘...
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This paper explores how varying degrees of authoritarianism and populism, although not always coinciding, have been intrinsic to the imposition of agrarian policies in Mozambique. Taking the case of ProSAVANA, a highly controversial agrarian development program, we look at how its undemocratic imposition by the state has given rise to a vigorous re...
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Global climate change policy enforcement has become the new driving force of resource grabbing in the context of the “scramble of resources” in Africa. Nevertheless, the environmental crisis should not be seen as an isolated phenomenon amid contemporary capitalism. On the contrary, a very distinct feature of the current wave of land grabs is the co...
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The main objective of this paper is to critically address the existing rural development model in Mozambique focusing on the Nacala Corridor by analyzing the dynamics, external and internal actors, rural development strategies and policies in the region. Some trends and implications of the region’s development model were identified: land grabbing a...
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The main objective of this paper is to critically address the existing rural development model in Mozambique focusing on the Nacala Corridor by analyzing the dynamics, external and internal actors, rural development strategies and policies in the region. Some trends and implications of the region’s development model were identified: land grabbing a...
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A economia moçambicana nas últimas décadas caracteriza-se por um elevado nível de crescimento económico, dinamizado pela introdução de recursos externos em forma de investimento directo estrangeiro e Grandes Projectos. Este facto é acompanhado pela manutenção e reprodução do poder de um aparelho do Estado com altos níveis de corrupção e fraca capac...

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