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Routledge ISS Studies in Rural Livelihoods


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Editorial Board: A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi (Trent University), Saturnino M. Borras Jr. (Institute of Social Studies), Cristóbal Kay (Chair) (Institute of Social Studies) and Max Spoor (Institute of Social Studies), Mindi Schneider (Institute of Social Studies).

Routledge and the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, The Netherlands publish a book series together in rural livelihoods. The series includes themes such as land policies and land rights, water issues, food policy and politics, rural poverty, agrarian transformation, migration, rural-oriented social movements, rural conflict and violence, among others. All books in the series offer rigorous, empirically grounded, cross-national comparative and inter-regional analysis. The books are theoretically stimulating, but are also accessible to policy practitioners and civil society activists.

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Risk and Social Change in an African Rural Economy: Livelihoods in Pastoralist Communities

Risk and Social Change in an African Rural Economy: Livelihoods in Pastoralist Communities

1st Edition

John G. McPeak, Peter D. Little, Cheryl R. Doss
December 09, 2016

Pastoralists’ role in contemporary Africa typically goes underappreciated and misunderstood by development agencies, external observers, and policymakers. Yet, arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL), which are used predominantly for extensive livestock grazing, comprise nearly half of the continent’s land...

The Ecotourism-Extraction Nexus: Political Economies and Rural Realities of (un)Comfortable Bedfellows

The Ecotourism-Extraction Nexus: Political Economies and Rural Realities of (un)Comfortable Bedfellows

1st Edition

Bram Büscher, Veronica Davidov
December 09, 2016

Ecotourism and natural resource extraction may be seen as contradictory pursuits, yet in reality they often take place side by side, sometimes even supported by the same institutions. Existing academic and policy literatures generally overlook the phenomenon of ecotourism in areas concurrently...

Migration and Agriculture: Mobility and change in the Mediterranean area

Migration and Agriculture: Mobility and change in the Mediterranean area

1st Edition

Alessandra Corrado, Carlos de Castro, Domenico Perrotta
August 03, 2016

In recent years, Mediterranean agriculture has experienced important transformations which have led to new forms of labour and production, and in particular to a surge in the recruitment of migrant labour. The Mediterranean Basin represents a very interesting arena that is able to illustrate labour...

Rural Wage Employment in Developing Countries: Theory, Evidence, and Policy

Rural Wage Employment in Developing Countries: Theory, Evidence, and Policy

1st Edition

Carlos Oya, Nicola Pontara
May 28, 2015

There is a striking scarcity of work conducted on rural labour markets in the developing world, particularly in Africa. This book aims to fill this gap by bringing together a group of contributors who boast substantial field experience researching rural wage employment in various developing...

The Political Ecology of Agrofuels

The Political Ecology of Agrofuels

1st Edition

Kristina Dietz, Bettina Engels, Oliver Pye, Achim Brunnengräber
November 18, 2014

This book explores the political ecology of agrofuels as an encompassing socio-spatial transformation process consisting of a series of changing contexts, political reconfigurations, and the restructuring of social and labour relations. It includes conceptual chapters as well as case studies from...

Rural Development and the Construction of New Markets

Rural Development and the Construction of New Markets

1st Edition

Paul Hebinck, Sergio Schneider, Jan Douwe van der Ploeg
August 15, 2014

This book focuses on empirical experiences related to market development, and specifically new markets with structurally different characteristics than mainstream markets. Europe, Brazil, China and the rather robust and complex African experiences are covered to provide a rich multidisciplinary and...

Rural Livelihoods, Regional Economies, and Processes of Change

Rural Livelihoods, Regional Economies, and Processes of Change

1st Edition

Deborah Sick
January 16, 2014

For centuries, new technologies and expanding networks of production and consumption have been changing the face of rural economies in significant ways. Millions of rural dwellers have found survival increasingly difficult and have fled to urban centres. Others have remained: some retrenching,...

Public Policy and Agricultural Development

Public Policy and Agricultural Development

1st Edition

Ha-Joon Chang
January 10, 2014

This book critically re-examines the currently dominant paradigm of agricultural development policy from historical and comparative perspectives. Examining the experiences of 11 developed countries in their earlier stages of development and the experiences of 10 developing and transition economies...

Reforming Land and Resource Use in South Africa: Impact on Livelihoods

Reforming Land and Resource Use in South Africa: Impact on Livelihoods

1st Edition

Paul Hebinck, Charlie Shackleton
November 11, 2013

This book debates the emergent proprieties of rural and peri-urban South Africa since land and agrarian reforms were initiated after the transition to democracy in 1994. It explores how these reforms have broadened options for the use of land and natural resources. Reform-minded policies in South...

Water, Environmental Security and Sustainable Rural Development: Conflict and cooperation in Central Eurasia

Water, Environmental Security and Sustainable Rural Development: Conflict and cooperation in Central Eurasia

1st Edition

Murat Arsel, Max Spoor
November 11, 2013

This co-edited volume provides a unified scholarly treatment of intensifying debates on the relationship between water scarcity and environmental security in Central Eurasia. Using discussions of sustainable rural development as its conceptual backdrop, the chapters in this volume combine solid...

Social Conflict, Economic Development and Extractive Industry: Evidence from South America

Social Conflict, Economic Development and Extractive Industry: Evidence from South America

1st Edition

Anthony Bebbington
August 08, 2013

The extraction of minerals, oil and gas has a long and ambiguous history in development processes – in North America, Europe, Latin America and Australasia. Extraction has yielded wealth, regional identities and in some cases capital for industrialization. In other cases its main heritages have...

Agrarian Angst and Rural Resistance in Contemporary Southeast Asia

Agrarian Angst and Rural Resistance in Contemporary Southeast Asia

1st Edition

Dominique Caouette, Sarah Turner
October 04, 2011

Agrarian transformations, market integration and globalization processes are impacting upon rural Southeast Asia with increasingly complex and diverse consequences. In response, local inhabitants are devising a broad range of resistance measures that they feel will best protect or improve their...

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