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Moyo, Sam

Works: 153 works in 445 publications in 3 languages and 9,843 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Thesis advisor, Honoree
Classifications: HD966, 333.31
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Most widely held works by Sam Moyo
African land questions, agrarian transitions, and the state : contradictions of neo-liberal land reforms by Sam Moyo( )

22 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This empirically grounded study provides a critical reflection on the land question in Africa, research on which tends to be tangential, conceptually loose and generally inadequate. It argues that the most pressing research concern must be to understand the precise nature of the African land question, its land reforms and their effects on development. To unravel the roots of land conflicts in Africa requires thorough understanding of the complex social and political contradictions which have ensued from colonial and post-colonial land policies, as well as from Africa's 'development' and capital accumulation trajectories, especially with regard to the land rights of the continent's poor. The study thus questions the capacity of emerging neo-liberal economic and political regimes in Africa to deliver land reforms which address growing inequality and poverty. It equally questions the understanding of the nature of popular demands for land reforms by African states, and their ability to address these demands under the current global political and economic structures dictated by neo-liberalism and its narrow regime of ownership. The study invites scholars and policy makers to creatively draw on the specific historical trajectories and contemporary expression of the land and agrarian questions in Africa, to enrich both theory and practice on land in Africa
Reclaiming the nation : the return of the national question in Africa, Asia and Latin America by Sam Moyo( )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book compares the trajectories of states and societies in Africa, Asia and Latin America under neoliberalism, a time marked by serial economic crises, escalating social conflicts, the re-militarisation of North-South relations and the radicalisation of social and national forces. Sam Moyo and Paris Yeros bring together researchers and activists from the three continents to assess the state of national sovereignty and the challenges faced by popular movements today. They show that global integration has widened social and regional inequalities within countries, exacerbated ethnic, caste, and racial conflicts, and generally reduced the bureaucratic capacities of states to intervene in a defensive way. Moreover, inequalities between the countries of the South have also widened. These structural tensions have all contributed to several distinct political trajectories among states: from fracture and foreign occupation, to radicalisation and uncertain re-stabilisation.This book re-draws the debate on the political economy of the contemporary South and provides students of international studies with an important collection of readings
Land and agrarian reform in Zimbabwe : beyond white-settler capitalism by Sam Moyo( )

19 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fast Track Land Reform Programme implemented during the 2000s in Zimbabwe represents the only instance of radical redistributive land reforms since the end of the Cold War. It reversed the racially-skewed agrarian structure and discriminatory land tenures inherited from colonial rule. The land reform also radicalised the state towards a nationalist, introverted accumulation strategy, against a broad array of unilateral Western sanctions. Indeed, Zimbabweís land reform, in its social and political dynamics, must be compared to the leading land reforms of the twentieth century, which include
Land in the struggles for citizenship in Africa = Le foncier dans les luttes pour la citoyenneté en Afrique by Yakham Diop( )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and French and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The variety of land questions facing Africa and the divergent strategies proposed to resolve them continue to evoke debates. Increasingly, in response to the enduring problems of land tenure, there are land movements of all shapes and orientations, some reformist and others quite revolutionary in their agenda. However revolutionary, land movements have tended to ignore the land tenure interests of women, pastoralists, youth and indigenous people. Several of these longstanding and emerging issues in land tenure include the role of the state in land tenure reforms; urban land questions, the nature of land struggles and improvements; and, the impact of land tenure developments on particular social groups and countries. An overarching concern is the extent to which land rights are being commodified, through the conversion of land held under customary tenure systems into marketised systems. The consequences of this include growing land concentration, land tenure insecurities, diminishing access to land by various sections of society, including the poor, women and less dominant ethno-religious groups. This volume brings together different studies on Africa's land questions exploring emerging land issues on the continent in terms of the wider questions of development, citizenship, and democratisation. The chapters discuss the land question through a variety of themes. Some focus on the agrarian aspects of the land questions, while others elucidate the urban dimensions of the land question
The agrarian question in the neoliberal era : primitive accumulation and the peasantry by Utsa Patnaik( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capitalism manoeuvres to control agricultural production in developing countries where neoliberalism has already decreased food security. Unless the land rights of small producers are defended, their active resistance will undermine political stability
Reclaiming the land : the resurgence of rural movements in Africa, Asia, and Latin America( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agrarian reform in Brazil under neoliberalism: evaluation and perspectives / Lauro Mattei
Land and sustainable development in Africa by Kojo Amanor( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Land and Sustainable Development in Africa links contemporary debates on land reform with wider discourses on sustainable development within Africa. Featuring in-depth studies of South Africa and Zimbabwe, Malawi, Kenya, Botswana and West Africa, it traces the development of ideas about sustainable development and addresses a new agenda based on social justice." "The authors critically examine contemporary neoliberal reforms and the legacy of colonialism on the land question. They argue that debates on sustainable development should be placed in the context of structural interests, access and equity, rather than technical management of land and resources. Additionally, they show that these structural factors cannot be transformed by institutional reform based on notions of elective democracy, community participation and market reform, but require a far more radical programme to redress the injustices of the colonial system that continue today. The book advocates a commitment to building sustainable livelihoods for farmers, calling for a redistribution of land and natural resources to challenge existing economic relations and frameworks for development."--Jacket
What colonialism ignored : 'African potentials' for resolving conflicts in southern Africa( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Julius Nyerere once noted, Africa has largely been the continent of peace, though this fact has not been widely publicised. In reality, Africa possesses dynamic potentials for resolving contradictions and violent ruptures that colonial authorities, post-colonial states and global actors have failed to capture and capitalise upon. Drawing on the everyday experience of rural and urban people in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia and Zambia, this book brings into conversation leading Japanese scholars of Southern Africa with their African colleagues. The result is an exploration in comparative perspective of the fascinating richness of bottom-up 'African potentials' for conflict resolution in Southern Africa, a region burdened with the legacy of settler capitalism and contemporary neoliberalism. The book is a pacesetter on how to think and research Africa in fruitful collaboration and with an ear to the nuances and complexities of the dynamic and lived realities of Africans."--Back cover
The tears of the crocodile : from Rio to reality in the developing world by Neil Middleton( Book )

16 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the 'Earth Summit' in Rio de Janeiro 1992 the real agenda focused more on preserving the interests of the North than on concern for the environment and the peoples of the South. The authors criticise this attitude. With figures and tables on climate, energy, forestry and agriculture, water and waste management and human resources they show the links between poverty and environmental destruction
The southern African environment : profiles of the SADC countries by Sam Moyo( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Southern African Environment provides a comprehensive and up-to-date description of the countries of the SADC region? Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The area is one of rapid political, economic and social change, and each of the 10 country profiles in this book provides full and detailed information on the physical and human geography, environmental problems, resource base, institutional structures for environmental management and the issues associated with institutional change. Each profile was drafted by local environmen
Land reform under structural adjustment in Zimbabwe : land use change in the Mashonaland provinces by Sam Moyo( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of New Land Use Developments. p. 141
Peasant organisations and the democratisation process in Africa by Mahmoud Ben Romdhane( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reclaiming Africa : scramble and resistance in the 21st century by Sam Moyo( )

8 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the findings of research conducted by scholars and activists associated with the Agrarian South Network, based mainly in Africa, Asia and Latina America. The research articulates a Southern perspective on the "new scramble" for Africa, with a view to strengthen tri-continental solidarities. The book explains the significance of the new scramble in terms of the economic structures inherited from the late-nineteenth-century scramble and the subsequent post-independence period. The renewed competition for Africa's land and natural resources and the resumption of economic growth at the turn of the millennium have revived concerns regarding the continent's position in the world economy and the prospects for its development in the twenty-first century. In this regard, the book addresses two related issues: the character of the expansion of Southern competitors in relation to the more established Western strategies; and the impact of the renewed influx of investments in land, minerals, and associated infrastructure. The findings are presented with empirical rigor and conceptual clarity, to enable the reader to grasp what really is at stake in the twenty-first century - an epic struggle to reclaim Africa from the monopolies that exercise control over its land, minerals, labour, and destiny.--
Land, the state and the unfinished decolonisation project in Africa : essays in honour of Professor Sam Moyo by Horman Chitonge( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book focuses on the work of one of the leading African scholars on the land question and agrarian transformation in Africa--Sam Moyo. It offers a critical discussion, in conversation with Sam Moyo, of the land question and the response of African states. Since independence, African states have been trying to address the colonial legacy on land policy and governance. After six decades of formulating and implementing land reforms, most countries have not succeeded in decolonising approaches to land policy and the administrative framework. The book brings together the broader debates on the implications of decolonisation of Africa's land policy. Through case studies from several African countries, the book offers an empirical analysis on land reforms and the emerging land relations, and how these affect land allocation and use, including agricultural production. Most of the chapters discuss how the unresolved land question in post-colonial Africa impacts on agricultural production and rural development broadly. The failure to decolonise colonial land policy and the imported tenure systems has left post-colonial African states dancing to two tunes, resulting in schizophrenic land and agrarian policies. The book demonstrates that the failure by African states to reconcile imported and indigenous land tenure systems and practices is evident in the deliberate denigration of customary tenure. It is also evident in the rising land inequality and the neglect of the agricultural sector, the small-scale and subsistence sub-sectors in particular
Recuperando la tierra : el resurgimiento de movimientos rurales en África, Asia y América Latina by Sam Moyo( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zimbabwe's environmental dilemma : balancing resource inequities( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The land question in Zimbabwe by Sam Moyo( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NGOs, the state, and politics in Zimbabwe by Sam Moyo( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What can be done?
Environmental security in southern Africa( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy policy and planning in southern Africa by S. (Sam); Sill, M. (Mike); O. Keefe, P. (Phil) Moyo( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Reclaiming the land : the resurgence of rural movements in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
Reclaiming the nation : the return of the national question in Africa, Asia and Latin AmericaReclaiming the land : the resurgence of rural movements in Africa, Asia, and Latin AmericaLand and sustainable development in AfricaThe tears of the crocodile : from Rio to reality in the developing worldThe southern African environment : profiles of the SADC countriesLand reform under structural adjustment in Zimbabwe : land use change in the Mashonaland provincesPeasant organisations and the democratisation process in AfricaEnvironmental security in southern Africa
Alternative Names
Moyo, S.

Moyo, S. 1954-2015

Moyo, S. 1954- (Sam)

Moyo, S. Sam

Moyo Sam

Moyo, Samson 1954-2015

Sam Moyo born:1954-09-23 ied:2015 Moyo, Sam, 1954-2015; Moyo, Sam, 1954-; Moyo, Samson 1954-

English (201)

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