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  1. Ethical Trade, Gender and Sustainable Livelihoods

    Women Smallholders and Ethicality in Kenya

    By Kiah Smith

    Fair and ethical trade is often criticized for being highly gendered, and for institutionalizing the ethical values of consumers, the priorities of NGOs and governments, and most of all, food retailers. But little is known about how women smallholder farmers experience diverse ethical...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus

    Lessons from India for Development

    Edited by M. Dinesh Kumar, Nitin Bassi, A. Narayanamoorthy, M.V.K. Sivamohan

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

    It is becoming increasingly recognized that for the optimal sustainable development and use of natural resources, an integrated approach to water management, agriculture, food security and energy is required. This "nexus" is now the focus of major attention by researchers, policy-makers and...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Alternative Food Networks

    Knowledge, Practice, and Politics

    By David Goodman, E. Melanie DuPuis, Michael K. Goodman

    Series: Routledge Studies of Gastronomy, Food and Drink

    Farmers’ markets, veggie boxes, local foods, organic products and Fair Trade goods – how have these once novel, "alternative" foods, and the people and networks supporting them, become increasingly familiar features of everyday consumption? Are the visions of "alternative worlds" built on ethics of...

    Published December 18th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Citizenship

    By Richard Yarwood

    Series: Key Ideas in Geography

    The idea of citizenship is widely used in daily life. ‘Citizenship tests’ are used to determine who can inhabit a country; ‘citizen charters’ have been used to prescribe levels of service provision; ‘citizens’ juries’ are used in planning or policy enquiries; ‘citizenship’ lessons are taught in...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Gender Research in Natural Resource Management

    Building Capacities in the Middle East and North Africa

    Edited by Malika Abdelali-Martini, Aden Aw-Hassan

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

    The aim of this book is to highlight the role that gender research can play in understanding natural resource management and rural development issues in the Middle East and North Africa region and how hands-on training and mentoring can be used as a capacity enhancement approach...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Neoliberal Regime in the Agri-Food Sector

    Crisis, Resilience, and Restructuring

    Edited by Steven A. Wolf, Alessandro Bonanno

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    For the last three decades, the Neoliberal regime, emphasising economic growth through deregulation, market integration, expansion of the private sector, and contraction of the welfare state has shaped production and consumption processes in agriculture and food. These institutional arrangements...

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Gender and Rural Migration

    Realities, Conflict and Change

    Edited by Glenda Tibe Bonifacio

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    Gender and Rural Migration: Realities, Conflict and Change explores the intersection of gender, migration, and rurality in 21st-century Western and non-Western contexts. In a world where heightened globalization is making borders increasingly porous, rural communities form part of the...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge

  8. Political Culture and Participation in Rural China

    By Yang Zhong

    Series: China Policy Series

    Despite China’s rapid urbanisation and industrialisation, most Chinese still live in the vast countryside or have rural household registration. Although there was significant economic improvement in rural areas in the 1980s, the rural economy has been stagnating or deteriorating since then, and the...

    Published October 6th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Rural Criminology

    By Joseph F Donnermeyer, Walter Dekeseredy

    Series: New Directions in Critical Criminology

    Rural crime is a fast growing area of interest among scholars in criminology. From studies of agricultural crime in Australia, to violence against women in Appalachia America, to poaching in Uganda, to land theft in Brazil -- the criminology community has come to recognize that crime manifests...

    Published September 25th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Land Grabbing and Global Governance

    Edited by Matias E. Margulis, Nora McKeon, Saturnino M. Borras Jr.

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    Land grabbing per se is not a new phenomenon, given its historical precedents in the eras of imperialism. However, the character, scale, pace, orientation and key drivers of the recent wave of land grabs is a distinct historical event closely tied to the changing dynamics of the global agri-food,...

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge