Drylands, frontiers, and the politics of change

Angela Kronenburg García*, Tobias Haller, Han van Dijk, Jeroen Warner, Cyrus Samimi

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Abstract

Change is of all times, but it would appear that in the drylands of Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia/Inner Asia it is happening in an overwhelming manner. Climate change, growing political instability, and increasing enclosures of large expanses of land are some of the changes with far-reaching consequences for those who make their living in the drylands. This edited volume is about the changes that arise from the entanglement of global interests and narratives with the local struggles that have always existed in the drylands. In this chapter, the notion of ‘frontier’ is proposed as a metaphor to frame this entanglement and as a way to bring the different chapters in the volume together. Overviews of the chapters show that to understand the full politics of frontier processes, analytical approaches are necessary that take into account historical institutional changes and different forms of power relations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDrylands Facing Change
Subtitle of host publicationInterventions, Investments and Identities
EditorsA. Kronenburg García, T. Haller, H. van Dijk, C. Samimi, J. Warner
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Chapter1
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781003174486
ISBN (Print)9781032005089
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2022

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