Kojo Opoku Aidoo: The Dynamics of Contemporary Capital Accumulation in Europe, Imperialist Domination and Land Grabbing in Africa (Working Paper)

It is of historical significance that the Rosa Luxemburg international conference is taking place in the year 2014 as it is the 130th anniversary of the scramble for and the partition of Africa by the major European powers at the 1884 Berlin Conference. The paper addresses the emergence of a new global market for farmland, the commodification of African lands, and the alienation and disempowerment of African peasants. The internal dynamics and laws of motion of capitalism were the driving force that spawned such aggressive imperialist expansion which led to the colonial subjugation of Africa. More

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