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  1. 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 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Rural Policy Implementation in Contemporary China

    New Socialist Countryside

    By Anna L. Ahlers

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    At the turn of the millennium, the disparities between rural and urban livelihoods, underdevelopment and administrative shortcomings in the Chinese countryside were increasingly seen as posing a manifest threat to social harmony and economic and political stability. At that time the term "three...

    Published January 14th 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Agro-Ecological Intensification of Agricultural Systems in the African Highlands

    Edited by Bernard Vanlauwe, Piet van Asten, Guy Blomme

    There is an urgent need to increase agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa in a sustainable and economically-viable manner. Transforming risk-averse smallholders into business-oriented producers that invest in producing surplus food for sale provides a formidable challenge, both from a...

    Published December 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  5. Gender Research in Natural Resource Management

    Building Capacities in the Middle East and North Africa

    Edited by Malika Abdelali-Martini, Aden Aw-Hassan

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

    The aim of this book is to highlight the role that gender research can play in understanding natural resource management and rural development issues in the Middle East and North Africa region and how hands-on training and mentoring can be used as a capacity enhancement approach...

    Published December 13th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Neoliberal Regime in the Agri-Food Sector

    Crisis, Resilience, and Restructuring

    Edited by Steven A. Wolf, Alessandro Bonanno

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    For the last three decades, the Neoliberal regime, emphasising economic growth through deregulation, market integration, expansion of the private sector, and contraction of the welfare state has shaped production and consumption processes in agriculture and food. These institutional arrangements...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Identity and the State in Malaysia

    By Fausto Barlocco

    Series: The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

    Using the case study of the Kadazan of Sabah, a region in the Malaysian section of Borneo, this book examines national, ethnic and local identities in post-colonial states. It shows the importance of the connection between lived experience and identity and belonging, and by doing so, provides a...

    Published November 19th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Regional Inequality in China

    Trends, Explanations and Policy Responses

    Edited by Shenggen Fan, Ravi Kanbur, Xiaobo Zhang

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    China’s spectacular growth and poverty reduction has been accompanied by growing inequality which threatens the social compact and thus the political basis for economic growth. Chinese policy makers have realized the importance of the problem and have launched a series of investigations and policy...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Governing Rapid Growth in China

    Equity and Institutions

    Edited by Ravi Kanbur, Xiaobo Zhang

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    After three decades of spectacular economic growth in China, the problem is no longer how to achieve growth, but how to manage its consequences and how to sustain it. The most important consequence, at least as far as Chinese policy makers are concerned, is the rapidly growing inequality, between...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge