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  • Series: Critical Development Studies
  • Tiny Engines of Abundance

    A History of Peasant Productivity and Repression

    By Jim Handy     April 2022

    Food production by small peasant farmers is both more productive and sustainable than food produced by corporate agriculture.

  • COVID-19 and the Future of Capitalism

    Postcapitalist Horizons Beyond Neo-Liberalism

    By Efe Can Gürcan, Ömer Ersin Kahraman and Selen Yanmaz     June 2021

    COVID-19 revealed the crisis of neoliberal globalization, and this book posits a revolutionary program that takes advantage of the pandemic environment to defeat and transcend capitalism.

  • Extractivisms

    Politics, Economy and Ecology

    By Eduardo Gudynas     January 2021

    Nature and communities in the global south is being overwhelmed at a shocking rate. In many places this is due to ventures such as large-scale open-pit mining, oil extraction in tropical areas, and the spread of monocultures. These and other such forms of natural resource appropriation are usually known as extractivisms.

  • The Political Economy of Agrarian Extractivism

    Lessons From Bolivia

    By Ben M. McKay     July 2020

    The Political Economy of Agrarian Extractivism analyzes how the Bolivian countryside is transformed by the development and expansion of the soy complex and reveals the extractive dynamics of capitalist industrial agriculture, while also challenging dominant discourses legitimating this model as a means to achieve inclusive and sustainable rural development.

  • Development in Latin America

    Toward a New Future

    By Maristella Svampa     October 2019

    In Development in Latin America, Maristella Svampa explores the contemporary development and resistance dynamics of capitalist development — the workings (on people and societies) of the world capitalist system — in the context of Latin America, where these dynamics have had their most notable outcomes.

  • Politics Rules

    Power, Globalization and Development

    By Adam Sneyd     April 2019

    In this concise volume, Adam Sneyd argues that it is imperative to understand the sub-field of development politics. He shows how the hard skill of careful political analysis can shed new light on some of today’s most intractable development challenges.

  • Critical Development Studies

    An Introduction

    By Henry Veltmeyer and Raúl Delgado Wise     September 2018

    The first book in the Critical Development Studies is a searing expose of the whole development industry. It is an introduction to the critical approach to development focusing on the needs of people rather than the pursuit of profit.