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"THE 'LAND QUESTION' AND ITS RADICAL NATURE: BRINGING THE DEABTE ON LAND AND LAND RIGHTS MOVEMENTS BACK TO THE FOREFRONT"

Authors:
Alka Pal

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Alka Pal
Ph.D Research Scholar, Centre for Political studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067.

MLA 8
Pal, Alka. ""THE 'LAND QUESTION' AND ITS RADICAL NATURE: BRINGING THE DEABTE ON LAND AND LAND RIGHTS MOVEMENTS BACK TO THE FOREFRONT"." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 2, Feb. 2018, pp. 644-657, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=45. Accessed 2018.
APA
Pal, A. (2018, February). "THE 'LAND QUESTION' AND ITS RADICAL NATURE: BRINGING THE DEABTE ON LAND AND LAND RIGHTS MOVEMENTS BACK TO THE FOREFRONT". Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(2), 644-657. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=45
Chicago
Pal, Alka. ""THE 'LAND QUESTION' AND ITS RADICAL NATURE: BRINGING THE DEABTE ON LAND AND LAND RIGHTS MOVEMENTS BACK TO THE FOREFRONT"." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 2 (February 2018), 644-657. Accessed , 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=45.

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Abstract:
The article provides a brief discussion on the various conceptualisations which have tried to make sense of the land rights movements. For instance Michael Levien argues that how Karl Polanyi's concept of a 'counter-movement' and David Harvey's concept of 'accumulation by dispossession' and even Partha Chatterjee's concept of 'political society', fails to do complete justice to the specificity of land rights movement simply because they provide sweeping generalisations and try to club land rights movement with other poor people's movements. Not realising that land being an issue of livelihood resource can throw up radical protest movements. A distinction has been made between struggles for land reforms and struggles for land acquisition. The article broadly tries to map the movement scenario: framing, organisation, networking and alliance making done by the movements. And to see that, to what extent these can help in maintaining the autonomy of the movement and thereby allowing it to remain both institutionalised and a radical movement at the same time.