Modes of Access.

Towards a comparative analysis of temporary and incomplete enclosures.

SNF Post-Doc Fellowship at the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley


This project engaged with enclosures of so-called natural resources, like land, that have in recent studies been described as incomplete or temporary. The aim of the project is to develop a theoretical framework that allows for comparative analyses of the dynamics and effects of such enclosures. In so doing, I intend to focus on social relations that are connected to local forms of organising access and analyse them under a categorisation of modes of access. This approach will not only allow for more clearly connecting practices of temporary and incomplete enclosures and dynamics of socio-economic transformation, but also for understanding complex instances of access-restriction, like forced displacement in course of warfare, as forms of temporary or incomplete enclosures.