Saskia Vermeylen is a sociolegal scholar at the Lancaster Environment Centre, University of Lancaster, UK. Her main areas of research are (tangible and intangible) property rights, the commodification of nature, and “law from below.” Vermeylen is particularly interested in the fate of the subaltern when formal, institutionalized law and informal, local, customary law meet and are enacted in daily social practices.

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The development of biofuels over the last decade has been highly controversial, with negative media attention focusing on the impacts of subsidized biofuel production on food prices, the destruction of the rainforest to make way for new plantations or farms, and the trampling of local land rights. This criticism has led to the quest for […]

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