In a world of flux, when old territories are dissolving and new nations and entities such as the European Union are coming together, who controls goods and services, ideas, information, and creativity? Who patrols the new frontiers?
This volume opens a window to the dark side of globalization and the struggles for autonomy it has generated. The chapters focus on property regimes in crisis as sites where globalization, autonomy, and the political economy of international capitalism intersect. Sites of friction - from indigenous land claims to disputes over forests in British Columbia to conflicts between traditional farmers and the patent owners of genetically modified seeds - demonstrate not only how property laws and intellectual property rights are supporting the expansion of private property regimes through enclosures but also how local activists are using a politics of place to resist these forces.
The work of Palestinian poets, whose attachment to the land is explored in a powerful Coda in the last chapter of the book, shows that a politics of place can help local actors build new bases of autonomy to withstand the forces of globalization.
About the Author
William D. Coleman is CIGI Chair in Globalization and Public Policy at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and professor of political science at the University of Waterloo. Contriburibuributorsrs include A. Claire Cutler, Daniel Gorman, Anna Greenspan, Jasmin Habib, Eva Mackey, Sharlene Mollett, Susan M. Preston, Scott Prudham, and Austina J. Reed.
Table of Contents
1#160;#160;#160;#160;Introduction: Property, Autonomy, Territory, and Globalization /Scott Prudham and William D. Coleman
2#160;#160;#160;#160;& TheGlobalization of International Law, Indigenous Identity, and the NewConstitutionalism / A. Claire Cutler
3#160;#160;#160;#160;& Lifeworldsand Property: Epistemological Challenges to Cree Concepts of Land inthe Twentieth Century / Susan M. Preston
4#160;#160;#160;#160;& MakingForests “Normal”: Sustained Yield, Improvement, and theEstablishment of Globalist Forestry in British Columbia / ScottPrudham
5#160;#160;#160;#160;& ContestedAutonomy: Globalization and Miskito Customary Property Rights in theRio Plantano Biosphere Reserve / Sharlene Mollett
6#160;#160;#160;#160;Globalization, Intellectual Property, and the Emergence of New PropertyTypes / Daniel Gorman
7#160;#160;#160;#160;Competing or Relational Autonomies? Globalization, Property, andFriction over Land Rights / Eva Mackey
8#160;#160;#160;#160;& PlantGenetic Resources, Farmers' Rights, and the Globalization ofIntellectual Property Rights: Reinforcing Asymmetries in Autonomies /William D. Coleman and Austina J. Reed
9#160;#160;#160;#160;Globalization without World Order: Intellectual Property and ItsDiscontents / Anna Greenspan
10#160;#160;#160;& Property Rites:Cultural Narrations of the Palestinian Catastrophe / Jasmin Habib
Notes and Acknowledgments