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New and Published Books

  1. 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

  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 January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Food Security Governance

    Empowering Communities, Regulating Corporations

    By Nora McKeon

    Series: Routledge Critical Security Studies

    This book fills a gap in the literature by setting food security in the context of evolving global food governance. Today’s food system generates hunger alongside of food waste, burgeoning health problems, massive greenhouse gas emissions. Applying food system analysis to review how the...

    Published January 18th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Economic Growth and Development in Africa

    Understanding trends and prospects

    By Horman Chitonge

    Series: Routledge Studies in African Development

    In recent years, Africa has undergone the longest period of sustained economic growth in the continent’s history, drawing the attention of the international media and academics alike. This book analyses the Africa Rising narrative from multidisciplinary perspectives, offering a critical assessment...

    Published January 15th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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 4th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Planning in Eastern Europe (Routledge Revivals)

    By Andrew H. Dawson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Planning is particularly important in Eastern Europe since most spatial change and economic planning are the products of centralised decision-making, which in turn is the product of a systematic socio-political ideology. Planning is therefore an important key to understanding society, economy and...

    Published January 4th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Global Economic Crisis and Local Economic Development

    International Cases and Policy Responses

    Edited by Jason Begley, Dan Coffey, Tom Donnelly, Carole Thornley

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    This innovative book offers a collaborative investigation of how to maintain economic development for local communities in the context of a global economic threat of the kind which erupted in 2008. The book asks whether ‘localised’ models of economic development can still be regarded as...

    Published December 30th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Creative Industries and Urban Development

    Creative Cities in the 21st Century

    Edited by Terry Flew

    The concept of creative industries has developed considerable academic and policy momentum in the 21st century. There has been a connection identified between the rise of creative industries and the urbanisation of the world’s population, particularly in relation to the significance of cities as...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Post-Conflict Development and Heritage

    By John Giblin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Culture and Development

    In recent decades, "post-conflict development" has become a catch-all phrase used to refer to an imagined and idealized transitional process which takes a "recently at war" non-self-sustainable state to self-sustainable status. Within this broadly conceived agenda, "culture" and "heritage" have...

    Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge