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  • Understanding Environmental Policy Processesby James Keeley; Ian Scoones

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    A critical analysis of the post-Rio consensus on environment and development which questions the role of particular forms of internationalized elite scientific expertise. It asks why certain understandings of environmental change stick with such tenacity. In exploring this, the authors unravel the politics of knowledge surrounding policymaking, looking... more...

  • Green Grabbing: A New Appropriation of Natureby James Fairhead; Melissa Leach; Ian Scoones

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 165.00

    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 upon to justify appropriations of land for food or fuel. Yet in... more...

  • Avian Influenzaby Ian Scoones

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 43.95

    Over the past decade, substantial resources have been spent on tackling avian influenza and building a global capacity for a pandemic response. The catastrophic costs of the 1918 influenza pandemic are well documented, and the swine flu pandemic of 2009-10 has raised the alarm yet again. Across the world, surveillance systems have been upgraded, stockpiles... more...

  • Dynamics and Diversityby Ian Scoones

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Soils are critical to agriculture and, in turn, to food supply and livelihoods. Sustainable management of soils is crucial for a large proportion of the population of Africa. Contrary to many claims, soil fertility is improved and managed successfully by small-scale farmers there. Careful studies from widely different areas reveal how closely bound... more...

  • Science and Citizensby Melissa Leach; Ian Scoones; Brian Wynne

    Zed Books 2005; US$ 36.95

    Rapid advances and new technologies in the life sciences - such as biotechnologies in health, agricultural and environmental arenas - pose a range of pressing challenges to questions of citizenship. This volume brings together for the first time authors from diverse experiences and analytical traditions, encouraging a conversation between science and... more...

  • Dynamic Sustainabilitiesby Melissa Leach; Andrew Charles Stirling; Ian Scoones

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 39.95

    Linking environmental sustainability with poverty reduction and social justice, and making science and technology work for the poor, have become central practical, political and moral challenges of our times. These must be met in a world of rapid, interconnected change in environments, societies and economies, and globalised, fragmented governance... more...

  • Sustaining the Soilby Chris Reij; Ian Scoones; Calmilla Toulmin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Indigenous soil and water conservation practices are rarely acknowledged in the design of conventional development projects. Instead, the history of soil and water conservation in Africa has been one of imposing external solutions without regard for local practice. There is a remarkably diverse range of locally developed and adapted technologies for... more...

  • Pastoralism and Development in Africaby Andy Catley; Jeremy Lind; Ian Scoones

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Once again, the Horn of Africa has been in the headlines. And once again the news has been bad: drought, famine, conflict, hunger, suffering and death. The finger of blame has been pointed in numerous directions: to the changing climate, to environmental degradation, to overpopulation, to geopolitics and conflict, to aid agency failures, and more.... more...

  • The Politics of Biofuels, Land and Agrarian Changeby Saturnino M. Borras Jr.; Philip McMichael; Ian Scoones

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    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? Who does what? Who gets what? And what do they do with... more...

  • Negotiating Environmental Changeby Frans Berkhout; Melissa Leach; Ian Scoones

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2003; US$ 40.00

    Global environmental change will be with us forever, but how it happens in the future, and with what effect on the planet and its peoples, depends to a large extent on how the international agreements, national politics and local actions play out. This collection assesses these interconnections. more...