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“Global change – local conflicts? Land conflicts in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa in the context of interdependent transformation processes” (GLOCON) is a Junior Research Group working on the correlation between global change and local conflicts over land. The research project explores how global spatial-temporal transformation processes affect local land conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Its focus lies furthermore on the analysis of systematic similarities and differences between those regions. GLOCON analyses and compares conflicts over land in a range of sub-Saharan and Latin American countries.

Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the framework of the Ministry's funding program “Junior Research Group Global Change 4+1” (Nachwuchsgruppen Globaler Wandel 4+1).

Directors: Dr. Kristina Dietz and Jr.-Prof. Dr. Bettina Engels
Contact: kristina.dietz@fu-berlin.de and bettina.engels@fu-berlin.de