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Forthcoming Rural Studies Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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...

    To Be Published January 4th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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....

    To Be Published January 4th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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...

    To Be Published January 7th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    To Be Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Food Sovereignty in International Context

    Discourse, politics and practice of place

    Edited by Amy Trauger

    Series: Routledge Studies in Food, Society and 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...

    To Be Published January 27th 2015 by Routledge

  6. 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...

    To Be Published January 28th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Revisiting Integrated Water Resources Management

    From concept to implementation

    Edited by Cecilia Tortajada

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    The book includes seventeen excellent researched and documented papers that reflect the diversity of thought, ideas and experiences related to IWRM. They draw from an extensive, inclusive and geographically representative range of theoretical propositions and practical examples. These include...

    To Be Published January 31st 2015 by Routledge

  8. Climate Change Adaptation and Social Resilience in the Sundarbans

    Edited 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...

    To Be Published February 18th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Ecological Sustainability for Non-timber Forest Products

    Dynamics and Case Studies of Harvesting

    Edited 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...

    To Be Published March 29th 2015 by Routledge

  10. 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...

    To Be Published April 9th 2015 by Routledge