The Land and Its People: Civil Society Voices Adress the Crisis over Natural Resources in the Middle East / North Africa
The Middle East / North Africa (MENA) region is perhaps best known in the world over time as a veritable crossroad, where traders, political powers, resource extractors and external agents have vied for strategic advantages. However, the following chapters tell of the very local struggles over land and natural resources that abide within this more-familiar geostrategic context. Thus, The Land and Its People trains our focus on the local peoples and domestic dynamics that often are obscured from the sweeping global perspective. Like the Land Forum itself, this volume takes a view from the ground and explains those dynamics and ongoing struggles within states, as both also seek to identify common cause among them.