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Commodity & Land Rushes and Regimes

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Asia and the Pacific
Sub-Saharan Africa
Latin America & the Caribbean
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Commodity & land rushes and regimes: Reshaping five spheres of global social life (RRUSHES-5) sets out to answer these questions. It focuses on three countries that have been global hotspots of commodity and land rushes: Ethiopia, Myanmar and Colombia.

Guided by a multi-disciplinary theoretical framework and grounded in empirical work, the project will engage in practical policy questions aimed at probing the potential for socially just and ecologically sustainable reforms.

This €2.5 million project – funded through the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Advanced GrantOpens external – is led by Professor Jun Borras. The team furthermore comprises Dr Tsegaye Moreda as well as 5 PhD candidates and a postdoctoral researcher.