This special issue aims at investigating large-scale land acquisitions (LaSLA) from an ethical perspective. It encompasses four case studies, namely the case of Limphasa Sugar Corporation in Malawi, financed by a Malawian and some British Investors; Chinese-based land-acquisitions in Cambodia; a Norwegian land appropriation in Ghana aiming at biofuel production; and three projects in Tanzania, encompassing two afforestation projects under the Kyoto Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and one project aiming at bioenergy production. These case studies back the underlying thesis of this issue, namely that LaSLA constitutes a moral problem that asks for ethical analysis and reflection. In terms of such ethical reflection, this issue spans a broad range of issues, among them sustainability issues, human rights, and an analysis from a Rawlsian framework of thought. Finally, engaging in a thorough analysis of LaSLA necessitates acknowledging issues of power, corruption, and policy.
|Publication Title||Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics|
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