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Routledge ISS Studies in Rural Livelihoods

Series Editor: A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi, Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Cristóbal Kay, Max Spoor

Routledge and the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, The Netherlands have come together to publish a new book series in rural livelihoods. The series will include themes such as land policies and land rights, water issues, food policy and politics, rural poverty, agrarian transformation, migration, rural-oriented social movements, rural conflict and violence, among others. All books in the series will offer rigorous, empirically grounded, cross-national comparative and inter-regional analysis. The books will be theoretically stimulating, but will also be accessible to policy practitioners and civil society activists.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 12 results in Routledge ISS Studies in Rural Livelihoods
  1. Rural Development and the Construction of New Markets

    Edited by Paul Hebinck, Sergio Schneider, Jan Douwe van der Ploeg

    Series: Routledge ISS Studies in Rural Livelihoods

    This book focuses on empirical experiences related to market development, and specifically new markets with structurally different characteristics than mainstream markets. Europe, Brazil, China and the rather robust and complex African experiences are covered to provide a rich multidisciplinary and...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Rural Livelihoods, Regional Economies, and Processes of Change

    Edited by Deborah Sick

    Series: Routledge ISS Studies in Rural Livelihoods

    For centuries, new technologies and expanding networks of production and consumption have been changing the face of rural economies in significant ways. Millions of rural dwellers have found survival increasingly difficult and have fled to urban centres. Others have remained: some retrenching,...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Public Policy and Agricultural Development

    Edited by Ha-Joon Chang

    Series: Routledge ISS Studies in Rural Livelihoods

    This book critically re-examines the currently dominant paradigm of agricultural development policy from historical and comparative perspectives. Examining the experiences of 11 developed countries in their earlier stages of development and the experiences of 10 developing and transition economies...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Reforming Land and Resource Use in South Africa

    Impact on Livelihoods

    Edited by Paul Hebinck, Charlie Shackleton

    Series: Routledge ISS Studies in Rural Livelihoods

    This book debates the emergent proprieties of rural and peri-urban South Africa since land and agrarian reforms were initiated after the transition to democracy in 1994. It explores how these reforms have broadened options for the use of land and natural resources. Reform-minded policies in South...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Water, Environmental Security and Sustainable Rural Development

    Conflict and cooperation in Central Eurasia

    Edited by Murat Arsel, Max Spoor

    Series: Routledge ISS Studies in Rural Livelihoods

    This co-edited volume provides a unified scholarly treatment of intensifying debates on the relationship between water scarcity and environmental security in Central Eurasia. Using discussions of sustainable rural development as its conceptual backdrop, the chapters in this volume combine solid...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Social Conflict, Economic Development and Extractive Industry

    Evidence from South America

    Edited by Anthony Bebbington

    Series: Routledge ISS Studies in Rural Livelihoods

    The extraction of minerals, oil and gas has a long and ambiguous history in development processes – in North America, Europe, Latin America and Australasia. Extraction has yielded wealth, regional identities and in some cases capital for industrialization. In other cases its main heritages have...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Ecotourism-Extraction Nexus

    Political Economies and Rural Realities of (un)Comfortable Bedfellows

    Edited by Bram Büscher, Veronica Davidov

    Series: Routledge ISS Studies in Rural Livelihoods

    Ecotourism and natural resource extraction may be seen as contradictory pursuits, yet in reality they often take place side by side, sometimes even supported by the same institutions. Existing academic and policy literatures generally overlook the phenomenon of ecotourism in areas concurrently...

    Published August 5th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Agrarian Angst and Rural Resistance in Contemporary Southeast Asia

    Edited by Dominique Caouette, Sarah Turner

    Series: Routledge ISS Studies in Rural Livelihoods

    Agrarian transformations, market integration and globalization processes are impacting upon rural Southeast Asia with increasingly complex and diverse consequences. In response, local inhabitants are devising a broad range of resistance measures that they feel will best protect or improve their...

    Published October 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  9. Risk and Social Change in an African Rural Economy

    Livelihoods in Pastoralist Communities

    By John G. McPeak, Peter D. Little, Cheryl R. Doss

    Series: Routledge ISS Studies in Rural Livelihoods

    Pastoralists’ role in contemporary Africa typically goes underappreciated and misunderstood by development agencies, external observers, and policymakers. Yet, arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL), which are used predominantly for extensive livestock grazing, comprise nearly half of the continent’s land...

    Published July 20th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Peasants and Globalization

    Political economy, rural transformation and the agrarian question

    Edited by A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi, Cristóbal Kay

    Series: Routledge ISS Studies in Rural Livelihoods

    In 2007, for the first time in human history, a majority of the world’s population lived in cities. However, on a global scale, poverty overwhelmingly retains a rural face. This book assembles an unparalleled group of internationally-eminent scholars in the field of rural development and social...

    Published April 14th 2010 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Political Ecology of Agrofuels
    Edited by Kristina Dietz, Bettina Engels, Oliver Pye, Achim Brunnengräber
    To Be Published November 18th 2014
  2. Rural Wage Employment in Developing Countries: Theory, Evidence and Policy
    Edited by Carlos Oya, Nicola Pontara
    To Be Published January 29th 2015

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