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New Terra Nullius Narratives and the Gentrification of Africa's "Empty Lands"
Journal of World-Systems Research
Extraterritorial ownership and control of sub-Saharan African land have a long and troubledhistory. This research investigates a much-studied practice the recent enclosure of African landand resources but asks a little-studied question: how are non-Africans reasserting terra nulliusnarratives of the past to justify the present transformation of African landscapes? The answersuggested here lies in a bulwark of de facto terra nullius claims couched in security needs of theglobal North anddoi:10.5195/jwsr.2012.484 fatcat:ozrjet5ngjhjhkkyi7eipkzlpq