Networked, rooted and territorial: green grabbing and resistance in Chiapas

  title={Networked, rooted and territorial: green grabbing and resistance in Chiapas},
  author={Dianne Rocheleau},
  journal={Journal of Peasant Studies},
  pages={695 - 723}
  • D. Rocheleau
  • Published 12 May 2015
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Peasant Studies
Land grabbing has been characterized by large-scale commercial land deals or green grabs of large conservation tracts. In Chiapas, Mexico, green grabs employ a networked strategy across state, corporate and civil society lines to evict peasant and indigenous communities, and facilitate entry of extractive industries, plantations and industrial ‘ecotourism’. The resistance is rooted in place(s) and in a coalition of civil society organizations and autonomous communities. Network illustrations… 

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