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Dezember 2016, Berlin: Conflicts over Land and Global Change

August 2016: Over the past 20 years a growing demand for raw materials as well as the financial and food price crisis have until recently led to a sharp increase in prices for mining and agricultural products. These global dynamics together with national policy and legal reforms have provoked large and rapid land use changes for agro-industrial and mining purposes worldwide. Land and resources are central to social power and belonging, human (re)production, political control, ecological systems and cultural representation. Their changing use, control, distribution and representation are contested and in many cases lead to conflict. The international symposium “Conflicts over Land and Gobal Change” (December 1 - 2, 2016) addresses these conflicts with a focus on four thematic dimensions: spatiality; state, authority and citizenship; labor; social movements.More information