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  • Water Governance in the Netherlandsby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 124.00

    This report assesses the extent to which Dutch water governance is fit for future challenges and sketches an agenda for the reform of water policies in the Netherlands. It builds on a one-year policy dialogue with over 100 Dutch stakeholders, supported by robust analytical work and drawing on international best practice. more...

  • Meat Inspection and Control in the Slaughterhouseby Thimjos Ninios; Janne Lunden; Hannu Korkeala; Maria Fredriksson-Ahomaa

    Wiley 2014; US$ 247.50

    Meat inspection, meat hygiene and official control tasks in the slaughterhouse have always been of major importance in the meat industry, and are intimately related with animal diseases and animal welfare.  The history of meat inspection has largely been a success story. Huge steps have been taken over more than a century to prevent the transmission... more...

  • Factories in the Fieldby Carey McWilliams; Douglas C. Sackman

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 29.95

    This book was the first broad exposé of the social and environmental damage inflicted by the growth of corporate agriculture in California. Factories in the Field ?together with the work of Dorothea Lange, Paul Taylor, and John Steinbeck?dramatizes the misery of the dust bowl migrants hoping to find work in California agriculture. McWilliams starts... more...

  • Abolition of Serfdom in Russiaby David Moon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.99

    In February 1861 Tsar Alexander II issued the statutes abolishing the institution of serfdom in Russia. The procedures set in motion by Alexander II undid the ties that bound together 22 million serfs and 100,000 noble estate owners, and changed the face of Russia.   Rather than presenting abolition as an 'event' that happened in February 1861, The... more...

  • Depolarizing Food and Agricultureby Andrew Barkley; Paul W. Barkley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Many issues in food and agriculture are portrayed as increasingly polarized. These include industrial vs. sustainable agriculture, conventional vs. organic production methods, and global vs. local food sourcing, to name only three. This book addresses the origins, validity, consequences, and potential resolution of these and other divergences.  ... more...

  • The Indonesian Rural Economyby Thomas R Leinbach

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2003; US$ 42.90

    This book is the most up-to-date and authoritative work on Indonesia’s rural non-farm development characteristics and potential. The essays, by experts and well-known specialists in the field, emphasize the changing importance of off-farm income, employment contributions of small enterprises, the role of gender and mobility in entrepreneurial... more...

  • Markets and States in Tropical Africaby Robert H. Bates

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Following independence, most countries in Africa sought to develop, but their governments pursued policies that actually undermined their rural economies. Examining the origins of Africa?s "growth tragedy," Markets and States in Tropical Africa has for decades shaped the thinking of practitioners and scholars alike. Robert H. Bates?s analysis now... more...

  • Guatemala's El Peténby Shelagh McNally

    Hunter Publishing 2010; US$ 8.99

    Guatemala is a feast for explorers looking for new experiences. El Petén is considered Guatemala's last wilderness frontier, an area famous for lost Maya cities and impenetrable forests. It is a vast region encompassing rainforests, savannas, wetlands and archeological ruins. Once inhabited by several million people, El Petén Valley was... more...

  • Hacienda and Market in Eighteenth-Century Mexicoby Eric Van Young; John Coatsworth

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 41.99

    This classic history of the Mexican hacienda from the colonial period through the nineteenth century has been reissued in a silver anniversary edition complete with a substantive new introduction and foreword. Eric Van Young explores 150 years of Mexico's economic and rural development, a period when one of history's great empires was trying to extract... more...

  • Collaborative Land Use Managementby Robert J. Mason

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 38.99

    Collaborative Land-Use Management: The Quieter Revolution in Place-Based Planning discusses the less-regulatory approaches to land-use management that have emerged over the past 35 years, analyzing the collective value of such place-based planning approaches as land trusts, open-space ballot measures, watershed conservancies, ecoregional plans, and... more...