[OPE-L] Basu, Political Economy of Land Grab

From: Jerry Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Tue Apr 17 2007 - 08:19:03 EDT

*Attached* is an article by Pranab Kanti Basu from the latest
_Economic & Political Weekly_ entitled:

                "Political Economy of Land Grab"

The abstract which precedes the articles says:

"A new phase of capitalist expansion led by 'global capital'
is driving governments,  including those of the left, to dispossess
and displace peasants from agricultural land, even using 
force to breakup peasant resistance. This article offers an 
understanding of this new phase, with a focus on the role and
compulsions of governments. The analysis is in the tradition 
of radical political economy,  and is based on a revaluation 
and expansion of Marx's conceptualization of rent and the
primitive accumulation of capital."

7 pages, PDF

In solidarity, Jerry


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