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  1. Development, Poverty and Power in Pakistan

    The impact of state and donor interventions on farmers

    By Syed Mohammad Ali

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Rural development remains a major challenge for governments of developing countries such as Pakistan. While a broad range of state and donor interventions impact the lives of poor farmers -who provide a significant proportion of the labour force - comprehensive consideration of these combined...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Global Land Grabs

    History, Theory and Method

    Edited by Marc Edelman, Carlos Oya, Saturnino M. Borras Jr.

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    Since the 2008 world food crisis a surge of land grabbing swept Africa, Asia and Latin America and even some regions of Europe and North America. Investors have uprooted rural communities for massive agricultural, biofuels, mining, industrial and urbanisation projects. ‘Water grabbing’ and ‘green...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Climate Change Adaptation and Development

    Transforming Paradigms and Practices

    Edited by Tor Håkon Inderberg, Siri Eriksen, Karen O'Brien, Linda Sygna

    Climate change poses multiple challenges to development. It affects lives and livelihoods, infrastructure and institutions, as well as beliefs, cultures and identities. There is a growing recognition that the social dimensions of vulnerability and adaptation now need to move to the forefront of...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Political Ecology of Agrofuels

    Edited by Kristina Dietz, Bettina Engels, Oliver Pye, Achim Brunnengräber

    Series: Routledge ISS Studies in Rural Livelihoods

    This book explores the political ecology of agrofuels as an encompassing socio-spatial transformation process consisting of a series of changing contexts, political reconfigurations, and the restructuring of social and labour relations. It includes conceptual chapters as well as case studies from...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  5. New Challenges to Food Security

    From Climate Change to Fragile States

    Edited by Ian Christoplos, Adam Pain

    Food security is high on the political agenda. Fears about societal insecurity due to food price increases and hunger, grave scenarios regarding the effects of climate change and general uncertainty about the impacts of investments in biofuels and so-call “land grabbing” on food prices and...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Political Ecology of Climate Change Adaptation

    Livelihoods, agrarian change and the conflicts of development

    By Marcus Taylor

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    This book provides the first systematic critique of the concept of climate change adaptation within the field of international development. Drawing on a reworked political ecology framework, it argues that climate is not something ‘out there’ that we adapt to. Instead, it is part of the social and...

    Published November 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Food Security and Development

    Country Case Studies

    Edited by Udaya Sekhar Nagothu

    The global food system is characterized by large numbers of people experiencing food insecurity and hunger on the one hand, and vast amounts of food waste and overconsumption on the other. This book brings together experiences from different countries addressing the challenges associated with food...

    Published November 6th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Governance of Rangelands

    Collective Action for Sustainable Pastoralism

    Edited by Pedro M. Herrera, Jonathan Davies, Pablo Manzano Baena

    Rangelands are large natural landscapes that can include grasslands, shrublands, savannahs and woodlands. They are greatly influenced by, and often dependent on, the action of herbivores. In the majority of rangelands the dominant herbivores are found in domestic herds that are managed by mobile...

    Published October 12th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Food Safety and Informal Markets

    Animal Products in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Edited by Kristina Roesel, Delia Grace

    Animal products are vital components of the diets and livelihoods of people across sub-Saharan Africa. They are frequently traded in local, unregulated markets and this can pose significant health risks. This volume presents an accessible overview of these issues in the context of food safety,...

    Published October 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Empirical Development Economics

    By Måns Söderbom, Francis Teal, Markus Eberhardt, Simon Quinn, Andrew Zeitlin

    Series: Routledge Advanced Texts in Economics and Finance

    Understanding why so many people across the world are so poor is one of the central intellectual challenges of our time. This book provides the tools and data that will enable students, researchers and professionals to address that issue. Empirical Development Economics has been designed as a...

    Published October 6th 2014 by Routledge