Book Chapter

Containing conflict: Authoritative transnational actors and the management of company-community conflict

K MacDonald

Transnational Actors in War and Peace: Militants, Activists, and Corporations in World Politics | Georgetown University Press | Published : 2017

Abstract

Amidst intensified competition for land available to private investors in sectors such as mining, agribusiness and forestry, disputes over land between transnational investors and local communities are emerging in many parts of the world as an increasingly visible form of transnational conflict. Whereas land conflicts were once seen as a quintessentially ‘local’ problem, to be managed by national or sub-national political authorities, they are now becoming transnationally politicized. Such conflicts may be expressed in episodes of violent confrontation between members of local communities and police, military or private security officials. At other times, they take the form of non-violent r..

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