International Development

  • The Fair Trade Handbook

    Building a Better World, Together

    Edited by Gavin Fridell, Zack Gross and Sean McHugh     October 2021

    Can global trade be made fair? This handbook brings together leading fair traders, activists, advocates and commentators in Canada and internationally, reflecting on the shortfalls of conventional business, production and global trade and how we can change our policies, practices and behaviours.

  • 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.

  • Agriculture and the Generation Problem

    By Ben White     March 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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