Grabbing land legally: A Marxist analysis

  title={Grabbing land legally: A Marxist analysis},
  author={Umut {\"O}zsu},
  journal={Leiden Journal of International Law},
  pages={215 - 233}
  • Umut Özsu
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • Leiden Journal of International Law
Abstract This article lays the groundwork for a Marxist theory of the international law of land-grabbing. It argues that any comprehensive politico-economic analysis of land-grabbing must also be a politico-economic analysis of the law of land-grabbing. It argues further that Marx’s account of ‘primitive accumulation’ in Capital – an account it presents as an historical explanation of the transition to capitalism as well as a general theory of ‘extra-economic’ force deployed through state power… Expand
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