Reclaiming the Land

The Resurgence of Rural Movements in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Author: Sam Moyo,Paris Yeros

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1848137656

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

View: 3317

Rural movements have recently emerged to become some of the most important social forces in opposition to neoliberalism. From Brazil and Mexico to Zimbabwe and the Philippines, rural movements of diverse political character, but all sharing the same social basis of dispossessed peasants and unemployed workers, have used land occupations and other tactics to confront the neoliberal state. This volume brings together for the first time across three continents - Africa, Latin America and Asia - an intellectually consistent set of original investigations into this new generation of rural social movements. These country studies seek to identify their social composition, strategies, tactics, and ideologies; to assess their relations with other social actors, including political parties, urban social movements, and international aid agencies and other institutions; and to examine their most common tactic, the land occupation, its origins, pace and patterns, as well as the responses of governments and landowners. At a more fundamental level, this volume explores the ways in which two decades of neoliberal policy - including new land tenure arrangements intended to hasten the commodification of land, and new land uses linked to global markets -- have undermined the social reproduction of the rural labour force and created the conditions for popular resistance. The volume demonstrates the longer-term potential impact of these movements. In economic terms, they raise the possibility of tackling immiseration by means of the redistribution of land and the reorganisation of production on a more efficient and socially responsible basis. And in political terms, breaking the power of landowners and transnational capital with interests in land could ultimately open the way to an alternative pattern of capital accumulation and development.
Posted in Political Science

Reclaiming the Land

Rethinking Superfund Institutions, Methods and Practices

Author: Gregg Macey,Jonathan Z. Cannon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 038748857X

Category: Science

Page: 305

View: 6936

Nearly thirty years after creation of the most advanced and expensive hazardous waste cleanup infrastructure in the world, this book provides a much-needed lens through which the Superfund program should be assessed and reshaped. Focusing on the lessons of adaptive management, it explores new concepts and tools for the cleanup and reuse of contaminated sites, and for dealing with the uncertainty inherent in long-term site stewardship.
Posted in Science

Reclaiming the Land

Author: Rusty Kuhn

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490814795

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 9695

It doesn't take the most spiritually discerning person among us to see that we stand in desperate need of revival within our land. We see churches in drastic decline, leading to moral decay and opening wide the door for the devourer to enter in and destroy our families and community. The sole purpose of this book is to see the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ rise to its full potential, call by seeking the face of God, and see this land reclaimed in the name and for the glory of Jesus Christ. In Reclaiming the Land, Pastor Rusty Kuhn has clearly outlined God's formula for revival that God has given in II Chronicles 7:14. Reclaiming the Land unfolds the biblical principle that if you plan and promote your agenda, bestowing glory and honor upon yourself rather than Jesus, the hand of God's blessings will not fall. However, as demonstrated in this book through the principles of God's Word, if we choose to pursue God's way for His glory, His promise will be kept: "Then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land." In Reclaiming the Land you will discover the prayer that God heard; the signs of the need of revival; the knowledge that we are saved with a holy calling; the need of humility for His honor; the power of prayer; the blessings of seeking His face; the need of honoring his presence; and the end result of doing things God's way.
Posted in Religion

Reclaiming the Land

What It's All about

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reclamation of land

Page: 1

View: 5066

Posted in Reclamation of land

Land Restoration

Reclaiming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future

Author: Ilan Chabay,Martin Frick,Jennifer Helgeson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128013532

Category: Science

Page: 598

View: 8257

Land Restoration: Reclaiming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future provides a holistic overview of land degradation and restoration in that it addresses the issue of land restoration from the scientific and practical development points of view. Furthermore, the breadth of chapter topics and contributors cover the topic and a wealth of connected issues, such as security, development, and environmental issues. The use of graphics and extensive references to case studies also make the work accessible and encourage it to be used for reference, but also in active field-work planning. Land Restoration: Reclaiming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future brings together practitioners from NGOs, academia, governments, and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) to exchange lessons to enrich the academic understanding of these issues and the solution sets available. Provides accessible information about the science behind land degradation and restoration for those who do not directly engage with the science allowing full access to the issue at hand. Includes practical on-the-ground examples garnered from diverse areas, such as the Sahel, Southeast Asia, and the U.S.A. Provides practical tools for designing and implementing restoration/re-greening processes.
Posted in Science

Trust in the Land

New Directions in Tribal Conservation

Author: Beth Rose Middleton

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816529280

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

View: 3507

"This book sets into motion a new wave of ideas concerning land conservation. It will appeal to Native and non-Native individuals and organizations interested in protecting the land as well as serving as a useful tool for environmentalists and government agencies."-back cover.
Posted in Social Science

Reclaiming the Commons

Community Farms and Forests in a New England Town

Author: Brian Donahue,Wes Jackson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300089127

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 5800

This book is a lively account of a community working to combat suburban sprawl, to protect a large part of the landscape as common land, and to enjoy the land productively in an ecologically sustainable way. Based on the practical experience of one New England town, the book urges suburban environmentalists to go beyond preserving open space to actively engaging people with the places where they live. Brian Donahue, an environmental historian, in 1980 was a founder of Land's Sake, a community farm in Weston, Massachusetts. Working with the town's Conservation Commission, Land's Sake cultivates a twenty-five-acre organic fruit, flower, and vegetable farm, makes apple cider and maple syrup, maintains a sixty-five-mile trail system, harvests firewood and timber from fifteen hundred acres of town forest, and has kept draft horses and sheep. Donahue recounts the joys and sorrows of farming the suburbs. But beneath the light hearted tales of sheep straying into tennis courts and middle-school students tapping sugar maples in the town cemetery runs an incisive ecological history of New England and a penetrating analysis of how to live responsibly with this difficult but rewarding land. Donahue concludes with a call for all places to protect common land and establish community farms -- especially in the suburbs, where most Americans live and where, like it or not, environmentalists may make their most lasting mark on the world. - Publisher.
Posted in Nature

Reclaiming disturbed lands

Author: Darrell Brown,Richard Hallman,Equipment Development Center (Missoula, Mont.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 91

View: 1066

Posted in Business & Economics

Reclaiming Contaminated Land

Author: T. Cairney

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401165041

Category: Science

Page: 260

View: 7314

Chemically contaminated land has only recently been recognized as an immediate or long-term potential hazard, and published guidance on how to tackle such land has been sparse. Indeed much of the available technical work emphasizes the risks and dangers, rather than indicating safe and economical strategies of reclamation. This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the important aspects of land reclamation. Its basic aim is to dispel the myths that have become associated with the subject and to indicate methods and strategies that can be used for safe and economical reclamation. The authors concentrate on the more important facets of reclamation and indicate where advice and information is more or less certain. As in any newly developed field there are still uncertainties and, for this reason, not all the chapters contain equivalent amounts of detail. All the authors have expertise in the field of land reclamation, and differences in emphasis between authors reflect the present state of the subject. Overall, the book emphasizes that contaminated land can be reclaimed safely provided that sufficient attention is paid to detail and that the proposed end use of the land is appropriate and based on a detailed knowledge of the site.
Posted in Science

Reclaiming paradise

American women photograph the land

Author: Gretchen Garner,Tweed Museum of Art

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 64

View: 9762

Posted in Photography

Living on the Land

Indigenous Women’s Understanding of Place

Author: Nathalie Kermoal ,Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

ISBN: 1771990414

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 8326

From a variety of methodological perspectives, contributors to Living on the Land explore the nature and scope of Indigenous women’s knowledge, its rootedness in relationships, both human and spiritual, and its inseparability from land and landscape. The authors discuss the integral role of women as stewards of the land and governors of the community and points to a distinctive set of challenges and possibilities for Indigenous women and their communities.
Posted in Social Science

The Jamun Tree and other Stories on the Environment

Author: Pamela Chatterjee

Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

ISBN: 8179934403

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 204

View: 8218

The Jamun Tree and other stories on the environment provides an insider's viewfrom the villages, of work related to natural resource management. It describes the process by which farmers were motivated and involved to regard the work to be done as their own. It is a narration of the personal experience of people in those village areas where the author worked.Starting the endeavour with just 95 farmers on a mere 18 hectares land, the programme has benefitted over 10,000 farmers by reclaiming over 4,600 hectares in just two years. Till date, with the intervention of the World Bank, a total of 6.25 lakh hectares has been reclaimed and the work is still on. The action taken found an echo with local people as it followed the need of the hour, right there in the field, with innovative techniques and new ideas.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Report of the Public Lands Commission

Author: United States. Public Lands Commission (1903-1905)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Land tenure

Page: 690

View: 2528

Posted in Land tenure

Reclaiming the Commons

Community Farms and Forests in a New England Town

Author: Brian Donahue,Wes Jackson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300089127

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 5008

This book is a lively account of a community working to combat suburban sprawl, to protect a large part of the landscape as common land, and to enjoy the land productively in an ecologically sustainable way. Based on the practical experience of one New England town, the book urges suburban environmentalists to go beyond preserving open space to actively engaging people with the places where they live. Brian Donahue, an environmental historian, in 1980 was a founder of Land's Sake, a community farm in Weston, Massachusetts. Working with the town's Conservation Commission, Land's Sake cultivates a twenty-five-acre organic fruit, flower, and vegetable farm, makes apple cider and maple syrup, maintains a sixty-five-mile trail system, harvests firewood and timber from fifteen hundred acres of town forest, and has kept draft horses and sheep. Donahue recounts the joys and sorrows of farming the suburbs. But beneath the light hearted tales of sheep straying into tennis courts and middle-school students tapping sugar maples in the town cemetery runs an incisive ecological history of New England and a penetrating analysis of how to live responsibly with this difficult but rewarding land. Donahue concludes with a call for all places to protect common land and establish community farms -- especially in the suburbs, where most Americans live and where, like it or not, environmentalists may make their most lasting mark on the world. - Publisher.
Posted in Nature

African Land Questions, Agrarian Transitions and the State

Contradictions of Neo-liberal Land Reforms

Author: Sam Moyo

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 2869782020

Category: Law

Page: 159

View: 2499

This empirically grounded study provides a critical reflection on the land question in Africa, research on which tends to be tangential, conceptually loose and generally inadequate. It argues that the most pressing research concern must be to understand the precise nature of the African land question, its land reforms and their effects on development. To unravel the roots of land conflicts in Africa requires thorough understanding of the complex social and political contradictions which have ensued from colonial and post-colonial land policies, as well as from Africa's 'development' and capital accumulation trajectories, especially with regard to the land rights of the continent's poor. The study thus questions the capacity of emerging neo-liberal economic and political regimes in Africa to deliver land reforms which address growing inequality and poverty. It equally questions the understanding of the nature of popular demands for land reforms by African states, and their ability to address these demands under the current global political and economic structures dictated by neo-liberalism and its narrow regime of ownership. The study invites scholars and policy makers to creatively draw on the specific historical trajectories and contemporary expression of the land and agrarian questions in Africa, to enrich both theory and practice on land in Africa.
Posted in Law

Reclaiming Your Land

Transformed Through the Word of God

Author: Shari Lordi

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512790079

Category: Religion

Page: 146

View: 2444

“As I was approaching my mid-forties, I was as weary and broken as a human being could be. “ Living in bondage for several years, had taken its toll on me. I was barely existing. Although the Spirit of God was always with me, I was unable to gain a breakthrough until I finally, and totally, surrendered “ALL” to the Lord Jesus Christ. When I let go of everything, regardless of what the outcome could or would be, was when the miraculous began to take place and happen in my life. The Holy Spirit used simple and practical elements in nature to impart deep and life changing revelation into my soul. One of the most powerful breakthroughs I received, was given to me through the revelation of the metamorphosis process that butterflies go through. It was through that journey that the blinders began to slowly fall off. Born into a fallen world, we must have a transformation experience through the redemption and shed blood of Jesus Christ. Just as the butterfly goes through that very painful transition from what was to what is to be, “from the old man to the new creation,” we as children of God must also go through this process. Liberation is beautiful and so worth the process. Remember, once a caterpillar transforms from crawling on the ground to a beautiful butterfly soaring through the air, he can never go back. He is a new creation. Not a perfect creation but a new creation. You can be Free!!! Jesus really does love You.
Posted in Religion

Re-conceiving Property Rights in the New Millennium

Towards a New Sustainable Land Relations Policy

Author: Ben Chigara

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136656243

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 1141

This book constitutes volume two of a two volume examination of development community land issues in Southern Africa. Following from volume one Southern African Development Community Land Issues, this book considers the possibility of a new, sustainable land relations policy for Southern African Development Community States (SADC) that are currently mired up in land disputes that have become subject of domestic, regional and international tribunals. Chigara demonstrates that land relations in the SADC have always been, and will perhaps remain, a matter for constitutional regulation. Because constitutional laws are distinctive from other laws only by constitutional design, legal contests appear to be the least likely means for settlement in the sub-region. Only human rights inspired policies, that respond to the call for social justice by acknowledging both the current and the underlying contexts to the disputes, hold the most potential to resolve these disputes. The book recommends efficient pedagogical counter-apartheid-rule psychological distortions regarding the significance of human dignity (PECAPDISH) as a pre-requisite and corollary to the dismantling of the salient physical legacy of apartheid-rule in affected SADC States. The book shows that PECAPDISH’s potential and benefits would be enormous. The book will be of interest to students and researchers of Property and Conveyancing Law, Human Rights Law, and Land Law.
Posted in Law