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Forthcoming Rural Studies Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Community Seed Banks

    Origins, Evolution and Prospects

    Edited by Ronnie Vernooy, Pitambar Shrestha, Bhuwon Sthapit

    Series: Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

    Community seed banks first appeared towards the end of the 1980s, established with the support of international and national non-governmental organizations. This book is the first to provide a global review of their development and includes a wide range of case studies. Countries that...

    To Be Published May 15th 2015 by Routledge

  2. International Librarianship

    Edited by Ravindra N. Sharma

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    The International Federation of Library Associations was founded as early as 1927, but in recent years serious academic and practical work on and around international librarianship has flourished as never before. Now, this new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies...

    To Be Published May 15th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Guardians of the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest: Environmental Organizations and Development

    By Luiz C. Barbosa

    The Amazon region is the focus of intense conflict between conservationists concerned with deforestation and advocates of agro-industrial development. This book focuses on the contributions of environmental organizations to the preservation of Brazilian Amazonia. It reveals how...

    To Be Published May 15th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Political Ecologies of Meat

    Edited by Jody Emel, Harvey Neo

    Series: Routledge Studies in Political Ecology

    Livestock production worldwide is increasing rapidly, in part due to economic growth and demand for meat in industrializing countries. Yet there are many concerns about the sustainability of increased meat production and consumption, from perspectives including human health, animal welfare, climate...

    To Be Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Sustainability in Coffee Production

    Creating Shared Value Chains in Colombia

    By Andrea Biswas-Tortajada, Asit K. Biswas

    Coffee, as a commodity and through its global value chains, is the focus of much interest to achieve fair trade and equitable outcomes for producers, processors and consumers. It has iconic cultural and economic significance for Colombia, which is one of the world's major coffee producers for the...

    To Be Published May 28th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Introduction to Rural Planning

    Economies, Communities and Landscapes, 2nd Edition

    By Nick Gallent, Iqbal Hamiduddin, Meri Juntti, Sue Kidd, Dave Shaw

    Series: Natural and Built Environment Series

    Introduction to Rural Planning: Economies, Communities and Landscapes provides a critical analysis of the key challenges facing rural places and the ways that public policy and community action shape rural spaces. The second edition provides an examination of the composite nature of ‘rural...

    To Be Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  7. New Directions in Political Economy

    Global Agrarian Transformations, Volume 1

    Edited by Ryan Isakson

    Series: Critical Agrarian Studies

    How relevant are the classic theories of agrarian change in the contemporary context? This volume explores this question by focusing upon the defining features of agrarian transformation in the 21st century: the financialization of food and agriculture, the blurring of rural and urban livelihoods...

    To Be Published July 10th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Critical Perspectives on Food Sovereignty

    Global Agrarian Transformations, Volume 2

    Edited by Marc Edelman

    Series: Critical Agrarian Studies

    This volume is a pioneering contribution to the study of food politics and critical agrarian studies, where food sovereignty has emerged as a pivotal concept over the past few decades, with a wide variety of social movements, on-the-ground experiments, and policy innovations flying under its broad...

    To Be Published July 13th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Governing Agricultural Sustainability

    Global lessons from GM crops

    Edited by Phil Macnaghten, Susana Carro-Ripalda

    Series: Pathways to Sustainability

    Although GM crops are seen by their advocates as a key component of the future of world agriculture and as part of the solution for world poverty and hunger, their uptake has not been smooth nor universal: they have been marred by controversy and all too commonly their regulation has been...

    To Be Published July 14th 2015 by Routledge

  10. The Rise and Fall of Countryside Management

    A Historical Account

    By Ian D. Rotherham

    For at least half a century since the emergence of Country Parks and Forest Parks, countryside services have provided leisure, tourism, conservation, restoration and regeneration across Britain. Yet these services are currently being decimated as public services are sacrificed to the new era...

    To Be Published July 21st 2015 by Routledge