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  1. The Politics of Biofuels, Land and Agrarian Change

    Edited by Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Philip McMichael, Ian Scoones

    Series: Critical Agrarian Studies

    This book addresses key questions on biofuels within agrarian political economy, political sociology and political ecology. Contributions are based on fresh empirical materials from different parts of the world. The book starts with four key questions in agrarian political economy: Who owns what?...

    Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Outcomes of post-2000 Fast Track Land Reform in Zimbabwe

    Edited by Lionel Cliffe, Jocelyn Alexander, Ben Cousins, Rudo Gaidzanwa

    Series: Critical Agrarian Studies

    The struggle over land has been the central issue in Zimbabwe ever since white settlers began to carve out large farms over a century ago. Their monopolisation of the better-watered half of the land was the focus of the African war of liberation war, and was partially modified following...

    Published October 28th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Politics of Land and Food Scarcity

    Edited by Paolo De Castro, Felice Adinolfi, Fabian Capitanio, Salvatore Di Falco, Angelo Di Mambro

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    In recent years the issue of food security has become centre stage in the global agenda. Since the 2007/8 food price crisis, a number of works have been published on the topic, addressed from various perspectives: economic, social and cultural, environmental, agronomic and...

    Published October 21st 2012 by Routledge

  4. Rural Governance

    International Perspectives

    Edited by Lynda Cheshire, Vaughan Higgins, Geoffrey Lawrence

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Geography

    Recent decades have witnessed the transition from the government of rural areas towards processes of governance in which the boundaries between the state and civil society are blurred. As a result, governance is commonly linked to ‘bottom-up’ or community-based approaches to planning and...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  5. New Frontiers of Land Control

    Edited by Nancy Lee Peluso, Christian Lund

    Series: Critical Agrarian Studies

    Questions about land control have invigorated thinkers in agrarian studies and economic history since the nineteenth century. ‘Exclusion’, ‘alienation’, ‘expropriation’, ‘dispossession’, and ‘violence’ animate histories of land use, property rights, and territories. More recently, agrarian...

    Published August 29th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Rural Development Theory and Practice

    By Ruth McAreavey

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society

    Rural development is inherently viewed as a positive thing; it is seen as something that brings together groups of individuals with automatic positive implications and outcomes. Policy rhetoric frequently uses popular terms such as involvement, participation and power sharing to describe rural...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Agricultural Development in China and Africa

    A Comparative Analysis

    By Li Xiaoyun, Qi Gubo, Tang Lixia, Zhao Lixia, Jin Leshan, Guo Zhanfeng, Wu Jin

    Many African countries are increasingly interested in learning from China's experiences in achieving effective agricultural development. The Chinese government and academic community are also keen to share experiences and lessons with Africa. China made agriculture one of its development assistance...

    Published April 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  8. Global Food-Price Shocks and Poor People

    Themes and Case Studies

    Edited by Marc J. Cohen, Melinda Smale

    Series: Development in Practice Books

    This book examines the effects of high and volatile food prices during 2007-08 on low-income farmers and consumers in developing, transition, and industrialized countries. Previous studies of this crisis have mostly used models to estimate the likely impacts. This volume includes actual evidence...

    Published December 4th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Seasonality, Rural Livelihoods and Development

    Edited by Stephen Devereux, Rachel Sabates-Wheeler, Richard Longhurst

    Seasonality is a severe constraint to sustainable rural livelihoods and a driver of poverty and hunger, particularly in the tropics. Many poor people in developing countries are ill equipped to cope with seasonal variations which can lead to drought or flood and consequences for agriculture,...

    Published November 29th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Gender and Rurality

    By Lia Bryant, Barbara Pini

    Series: Routledge International Studies of Women and Place

    The study of gender in rural spaces is still in its infancy. Thus far, there has been little exploration of the constitution of the varied and differing ways that gender is constituted in rural settings. This book will place the question of gender, rurality and difference at its center. The authors...

    Published August 14th 2011 by Routledge