Accumulation by Dispossession and Resistance in Uganda

  • Giuliano MartinielloEmail author
Part of the Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development book series (AAESPD)


This chapter explores the dynamics of escalating large-scale land acquisitions in Uganda, their impact on the agrarian social structure and their underlying political and social struggles. In so doing, it seeks to shed light on the drivers, agents and implications of large-scale land enclosures, as well as the related social struggles, which have all been amplified by neo-liberalism. It enquires into why and how land enclosures are occurring in Uganda, as well as the ways in which everyday struggles are shaped by, and are shaping, the mechanisms for uneven capitalist development. Framing land struggles at the core of social analysis illuminates the relational character of accumulation, dispossession and resistance.


Land grabs Uganda Accumulation by dispossession Enclosures Peasant resistance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Agricultural and Food SciencesAmerican University of BeirutBeirutLebanon

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