Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2118: Land, Power and Politics: a Critical Problem-Based Approach

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Core texts:

Farley, J. Erickson, J. Daly, H. (2005). Ecological economics: A workbook for problem-based learning. Island Press. London. First Ed.

Winter, M. & Lobley, M. (2009). What is land for?. Earthscan. London. First Ed.

Robbins, P. (2014). Political Ecology: A Critical Introduction. Wiley. London. Second Ed.


Contextual reading (illustrative):

Albertus, M. (2015). Autocracy and Redistribution: the politics of land reform. Cambridge University Press. New York. First Ed.

Agrawal, B. (1994). A field of one’s own: ender and land rights in South Asia. South Asian Studies 58. Cambridge University Press. New York. First Ed.

Basu, P-K. (2007). The Political economy of land grab. Economic and political weekly: 42 (14)

Das, R. (2016). ‘The Politics of Land, Consent, and Negotiation: Revisiting the Development-Displacement Narratives from Singur in West Bengal’. SAMAJ: 13

Frankema, E. (2009). ‘The colonial roots of land inequality: geography, factor endowments, or institutions?’ The economic history review. Blackwall Publishing. Oxford.

Fukuyama, F. (2014). Origins of the political order. Profile Books. New York. First Ed.

Leach, M. (2007). Earth mother myths and other ecofeminist fables : how a strategic notion rose and fell. Development and change: 38 (1)

Meszros, G. (2015). ‘Social movements, law, and the politics of land reform’. Routledge. Abingdon. First Ed.

Segal, A. (1968). The Politics of land in East Africa. Economic development and cultural change: 16 (2) 274-296