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New and Published Books

  1. Conservation and Development in Cambodia

    Exploring frontiers of change in nature, state and society

    Edited by Sarah Milne, Sango Mahanty

    Series: Earthscan Conservation and Development

    Written by leading authorities from Australasia, Europe and North America, this book examines the dynamic conflicts and synergies between nature conservation and human development in contemporary Cambodia. After suffering conflict and stagnation in the late twentieth century, Cambodia has...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Food Sovereignty in International Context

    Discourse, politics and practice of place

    Edited by Amy Trauger

    Series: Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

    Food sovereignty is an emerging discourse of empowerment and autonomy in the food system with the development of associated practices in rural and some urban spaces. While literature on food sovereignty has proliferated since the first usage of the term in 1996 at the Rome Food Summit, most has...

    Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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 January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Nature's Place (Routledge Revivals)

    Conservation Sites and Countryside Change

    By Bill Adams

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Nature conservation has become increasingly important in Britain over the last three decades. This title, first published in 1986, deals with the critical issues surrounding nature conservation and wildlife protection. The book is broad in scope, with a focus on the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside...

    Published January 18th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Land Problem in the Developed Economy (Routledge Revivals)

    By Andrew H. Dawson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Land is an important finite commodity in the modern world. In the past wars have been fought over it and land shortage has been the cause of many famines. In modern times debates rage over just how land should be controlled by government and over whether land should be publicly or privately owned....

    Published January 4th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Shifting Cultivation and Environmental Change

    Indigenous People, Agriculture and Forest Conservation

    Edited by Malcolm F. Cairns

    Shifting cultivation is one of the oldest forms of subsistence agriculture and is still practised by millions of poor people in the tropics. Typically it involves clearing land (often forest) for the growing of crops for a few years, and then moving on to new sites, leaving the earlier ground...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Changing Face of Land and Conservation in Post-colonial Africa

    Old Land, New Practices?

    Edited by George Barrett, Shirley Brooks, Jenny Josefsson, Nqobile Zulu

    The year 2013 marked the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Land Act in South Africa which legalised the violent dispossession and alienation of the African majority from the land. It is common cause that the alienation of land for conservation purposes, introduced to Africa under colonial rule, has...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Unknown

  8. Progress in Agricultural Geography (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Michael Pacione

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In the second half of the twentieth century, significant changes were occurring within the agricultural industry, including an increase in efficiency and government intervention, as well as expanded and more complicated patterns of trade. This comprehensive volume, first published in 1986, reflects...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Progress in Rural Geography (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Michael Pacione

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This wide-ranging volume, first published in 1983, reflects the increasing scope of the field of rural geography in the second half of the twentieth century. Although traditional areas of study such as agriculture and the land-use patterns of the countryside remained important, scholars also began...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Rural Resource Management (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Paul Cloke, Chris C. Park

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1985, provides an overview of resource management, together with a geographical treatment of physical, landscape and social resources. Drawing on British, European and North American material, the book has three main objectives: to offer an integrated review of the...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge