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New and Published Books

  1. Famines in European Economic History

    The Last Great European Famines Reconsidered

    Edited by Declan Curran, Lubomyr Luciuk, Andrew G. Newby

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This volume explores economic, social, and political dimensions of three catastrophic famines which struck mid-nineteenth and early-twentieth century Europe; the Irish Famine (An Gorta Mór ) of 1845–1850, the Finnish Famine (Suuret Nälkävuodet) of the 1860s and the Ukrainian Famine (Holodomor) of...

    Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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 April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Water, Power and Identity

    The Cultural Politics of Water in the Andes

    By Rutgerd Boelens

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    This book addresses two major issues in natural resource management and political ecology: the complex conflicting relationship between communities managing water on the ground and national/global policy-making institutions and elites; and how grassroots defend against encroachment, question the...

    Published April 13th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Ecological Sustainability for Non-timber Forest Products

    Dynamics and Case Studies of Harvesting

    By Charlie M. Shackleton, Ashok K. Pandey, Tamara Ticktin

    Series: People and Plants International Conservation

    There is growing knowledge about and appreciation of the importance of Non-timber Forest Products (NTFPs) to rural livelihoods in developing countries, and to a lesser extent, developed countries. However, there is also an assumption on the part of policy-makers that any harvesting of wild animal...

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Rural Development in the Third World

    By Chris Dixon

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The rural landscape of the Third World is generally seen as one worked by the impoverished. Chris Dixon shows that this is an increasingly inaccurate picture. This book, first published in 1990, provides a general introduction to the approaches, policies, and problems associated with Third World...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Climate Change Adaptation and Social Resilience in the Sundarbans

    By Anna O'Donnell, Quentin Wodon

    Household vulnerability to weather shocks and changing climatic conditions has become a major concern in developing countries. Yet the empirical evidence remains limited on the impact that changing environmental conditions have on households. This book explores climate change adaptation using a...

    Published March 19th 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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 9th 2015 by Routledge

  8. 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 27th 2015 by Routledge

  9. 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 19th 2015 by Routledge

  10. 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 5th 2015 by Routledge