International Development

  • The Political Economy of Agrarian Extractivism

    Lessons From Bolivia

    By Ben M. McKay     Forthcoming May 2020

    Using the neo-extractivist model, 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 form of production as a means to achieve rural development and food security.

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  • Agriculture and the Generation Problem

    By Ben White     Forthcoming May 2020

    In this unique exploration of relations between the generations in agrarian societies, Agriculture and the Generation Problem examines the dynamics of the transfer of agrarian resources and opportunities between the generations in rural communities, and argues that we must take generational relations seriously if we are to understand the future of farming and the fate of future generations in rural areas.

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  • 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.

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  • Counterrevolution

    The Global Rise of the Far Right

    By Walden Bello     July 2019

    “A tour de force, required reading for all concerned about our political fate wherever we may be.” —Michael Burawoy, professor of sociology, University of California at Berkeley

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  • 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.

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  • Speculative Harvests

    Financialization, Food, and Agriculture

    By Jennifer Clapp and S. Ryan Isakson     April 2018

    The centralization of finance and the corporatization of agriculture is having a very dramatic impact on the quality and availability of the food we eat.

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  • Change a Life, Change your Own

    Child Sponsorship, the Discourse of Development, and the Production of Ethical Subjects

    By Peter Ove     February 2018

    An examination of the ways that child sponsorship works not to raise children in the South out of poverty, but instead to convince people in the North that they are ethical subjects concerned about and aiding development

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  • Agrarian Change, Migration and Development

    By Henry Veltmeyer and Raúl Delgado Wise     April 2016

    The focus and concern of Agrarian Change, Migration and Development is the problem of labour migration. Veltmeyer and Wise explore the dynamics and development implications of the migration processes set in motion by the capitalist mode of production. The dynamics of these processes are both international — in regard to the international or cross-border flows of labour migrants — and internal to countries that have undergone, or are undergoing, a process of agrarian change and social transformation.

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  • Political Dynamics of Transnational Agrarian Movements

    By Saturnino M. Borras, Jr. and Marc Edelman     April 2016

    “The prayers of those of us who have long hungered for a comprehensive, historically deep, learned and accessible account of international agrarian movements have finally been answered in full. We will long be in debt to Edelman and Borras for this exceptional and lasting contribution to agrarian scholarship.” - James C. Scott, founding Director, Yale University Agrarian Studies Program, author of The Art of Not Being Governed

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  • Sustainable Livelihoods and Rural Development

    By Ian Scoones     August 2015

    “This is an extraordinarily important book. Concise yet comprehensive, combining and drawing on the perspectives of many disciplines, accessible to all readers, professionally impeccable, and on top of all this, original in its analysis and extension into new fields, this book is a wonderful contribution to development thinking and action.” — Robert Chambers, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

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