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Development and underdevelopment: an examination of land grabbing in the DRC

Mutambala, Alice LU (2017) STVK02 20162
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
As foreign investments are conducted to a larger extent on the African continent and governments as well as corporations from the Western world are profiting from the countries’ resources, cases of exploitation of vulnerable groups are likewise being observed. These cases indicate how parties with great, economic power occasionally use their superior position when negotiating with, for example, rural communities that lack any means to oppose them. By a single case study of land grabbing in the DRC, this thesis will problematize foreign investments in the agricultural sector of developing countries and the consequences that may be accompanying them.
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author
Mutambala, Alice LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20162
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Foreign Investments, Land grabbing, Neocolonialism, Dependency, Capitalism
language
English
id
8897648
date added to LUP
2017-02-10 09:32:15
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2017-02-10 09:32:15
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  abstract     = {As foreign investments are conducted to a larger extent on the African continent and governments as well as corporations from the Western world are profiting from the countries’ resources, cases of exploitation of vulnerable groups are likewise being observed. These cases indicate how parties with great, economic power occasionally use their superior position when negotiating with, for example, rural communities that lack any means to oppose them. By a single case study of land grabbing in the DRC, this thesis will problematize foreign investments in the agricultural sector of developing countries and the consequences that may be accompanying them.},
  author       = {Mutambala, Alice},
  keyword      = {Foreign Investments,Land grabbing,Neocolonialism,Dependency,Capitalism},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Development and underdevelopment: an examination of land grabbing in the DRC},
  year         = {2017},
}