Skip to Content

Books by Subject

Rural Studies Books

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 98 new and published books in the subject of Rural Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For books that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming books.

New and Published Books

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. An Introduction to Rural Settlement Planning (Routledge Revivals)

    By Paul Cloke

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1983, provided the first thorough and informative introduction to the theory, practice and politics of rural settlement planning. It surveys the conceptual and ideological leanings of those who have developed, implemented and revised rural settlement practice, and...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Policies and Plans for Rural People (Routledge Revivals)

    An International Perspective

    Edited by Paul Cloke

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This edited collection, first published in 1988, was the first title to bring international perspectives into the field of rural planning. Using a comparative approach and a broad range of case studies, including Britain, Scandinavia, the U.S.S.R. and New Zealand, the authors review the major...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Rural Land-Use Planning in Developed Nations (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Paul Cloke

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This edited collection, first published in 1989, provides a detailed analysis of rural land-use policies on a country-specific basis. Case studies include analyses of planning and legislation in Britain, The Netherlands, Japan, the U.S.A. and Australia. Alongside a comprehensive overview of the...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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 November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. 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