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  • Avian Influenzaby Ian Scoones

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • Sustainable Livelihoods for Rural Developmentby Ian Scoones

    Practical Action Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    The message of Sustainable Livelihoods and Rural Development is clear: livelihoods approaches are an essential lens on questions of rural development, but these need to be situated in a better understanding of political economy. The book looks at the role of social institutions and the politics of policy, as well as issues of identity, gender and... more...

  • 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...

  • Carbon Conflicts and Forest Landscapes in Africaby Melissa Leach; Ian Scoones

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 45.95

    Amidst the pressing challenges of global climate change, the last decade has seen a wave of forest carbon projects across the world, designed to conserve and enhance forest carbon stocks in order to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation and offset emissions elsewhere. Exploring a set of new empirical case studies, Carbon Conflicts and Forest... 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...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 42.95

    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...

  • 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$ 54.95

    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...