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Critical Agrarian Studies

Series Editor: Saturnino M. Borras Jr.

Critical Agrarian Studiesis the new accompanying book series to the Journal of Peasant Studies. It publishes selected special issues of the journal and, occasionally, books that offer major contributions in the field of critical agrarian studies. The book series builds on the long and rich history of the journal and its former accompanying book series, the Library of Peasant Studies (1973-2008) which had published several important monographs and special-issues-as-books.

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  1. Green Grabbing: A New Appropriation of Nature

    Edited by James Fairhead, Melissa Leach, Ian Scoones

    Series: Critical Agrarian Studies

    Across the world, ecosystems are for sale. ‘Green grabbing’ – the appropriation of land and resources for environmental ends – is an emerging process of deep and growing significance. A vigorous debate on ‘land grabbing’ already highlights instances where ‘green’ credentials are called...

    Published May 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  2. The New Enclosures: Critical Perspectives on Corporate Land Deals

    Edited by Ben White, Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Ruth Hall, Ian Scoones, Wendy Wolford

    Series: Critical Agrarian Studies

    This collection explores the complex dynamics of corporate land deals from a broad agrarian political economy perspective, with a special focus on the implications for property and labour regimes, labour processes and structures of accumulation. This involves looking at ways in which existing...

    Published March 17th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Politics of Biofuels, Land and Agrarian Change

    Edited by Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Philip McMichael, Ian Scoones

    Series: Critical Agrarian Studies

    This book addresses key questions on biofuels within agrarian political economy, political sociology and political ecology. Contributions are based on fresh empirical materials from different parts of the world. The book starts with four key questions in agrarian political economy: Who owns what?...

    Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Outcomes of post-2000 Fast Track Land Reform in Zimbabwe

    Edited by Lionel Cliffe, Jocelyn Alexander, Ben Cousins, Rudo Gaidzanwa

    Series: Critical Agrarian Studies

    The struggle over land has been the central issue in Zimbabwe ever since white settlers began to carve out large farms over a century ago. Their monopolisation of the better-watered half of the land was the focus of the African war of liberation war, and was partially modified following...

    Published October 28th 2012 by Routledge

  5. New Frontiers of Land Control

    Edited by Nancy Lee Peluso, Christian Lund

    Series: Critical Agrarian Studies

    Questions about land control have invigorated thinkers in agrarian studies and economic history since the nineteenth century. ‘Exclusion’, ‘alienation’, ‘expropriation’, ‘dispossession’, and ‘violence’ animate histories of land use, property rights, and territories. More recently, agrarian...

    Published August 29th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Critical Perspectives in Rural Development Studies

    Edited by Saturnino M. Borras Jr.

    Series: Critical Agrarian Studies

    Agrarian transformations within and across countries have been significantly and dynamically altered during the past few decades compared to previous eras, provoking a variety of reactions from rural poor communities worldwide. The recent convergence of various crises – financial, food, energy and...

    Published July 6th 2010 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Rural Politics in Contemporary China
    Edited by Emily T. Yeh, Kevin J. O'Brien, Jingzhong Ye
    To Be Published August 11th 2014

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