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Scoones, Ian

Works: 168 works in 612 publications in 2 languages and 9,839 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Publishing director, Other, Creator, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: S599.5.A1, 306.45
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ian Scoones
Science and citizens : globalization and the challenge of engagement by Melissa Leach( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings together for the first time authors from diverse experiences and analytical traditions, encouraging a conversation between science and technology and development studies around issues of science, citizenship and globalisation. It reflects on the nature of expertise; the framing of knowledge; processes of public engagement; and issues of rights, justice and democracy. A wide variety of pressing issues is explored, such as medical genetics, agricultural biotechnology, occupational health and HIV/AIDS."--Jacket
Negotiating environmental change : new perspectives from social science by F Berkhout( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book by leading researchers presents a critical review of debates in environmental social science over the past decade. Three broad areas are covered in ten chapters: the problems of scientific uncertainty and its role in shaping environmental policy and decisions; the development of institutional frameworks for governing natural resources; and the link between economic and technological change and the environment. The book begins with an overview essay examining how perspectives across environmental social science have shifted over the past decade and looking forward to the emergence of new research agendas." "The book is essential reading for all students and scholars interested in social sciences and the environment."--Jacket
Understanding environmental policy processes : cases from Africa by James Keeley( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zimbabwe's land reform : myths & realities by Ian Scoones( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ten years after the land invasions of 2000, this book provides the first full account of the consequences of these dramatic events. This land reform overturned a century-old pattern of land use, one dominated by a small group of large-scale commercial farmers, many of whom were white. The authors challenge five myths by examining field data from Masvingo province: Myth 1 Zimbabwean land reform has been a total failure; Myth 2 The beneficiaries of Zimbabwean land reform have been largely political 'cronies'; Myth 3 There is no investment in the new resettlements; Myth 4 Agriculture is in complete ruins creating chronic food insecurity; Myth 5 The rural economy has collapsed. By challenging these myths, and suggesting alternative policy narratives, this book presents the story as it has been observed on the ground: warts and all. What comes through very strongly is the complexity, the differences, almost farm by farm: there is no single, simple story of the Zimbabwe land reform as sometimes assumed by press reports, political commentators, or indeed much academic study"--Jacket
Dynamic sustainabilities : technology, environment, social justice by Melissa Leach( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing a new pathways approach for understanding and responding to sustainability challenges, this title explores practical ways forward for building pathways to sustainability
Beyond farmer first : rural people's knowledge, agricultural research and extension practice( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and French and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book has its origins in a research programme initiated by the Sustainable Agriculture Programme of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) during 1991. The Beyond Farmer First: Rural People's Knowledge, Agricultural Research and Extension Practice programme began with the commissioning of detailed field research by 12 collaborating institutions from Africa, Asia and Latin America. In October 1992, this core group met at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK, together with almost 50 other researchers and field practitioners from every conceivable disciplinary background and from every corner of the world. The workshop aimed to examine how far agricultural research and extension practice had come since the landmark 1987 Farmer First conference and 1989 book."--Pg.ix
Sustaining the soil : indigenous soil and water conservation in Africa by Ian Scoones( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book gives a thorough comparative analysis of soil and water conservation practices across Africa. It then goes on to compare the benefits of existing indigenous techniques against new, externally derived solutions
Pastoralism and development in Africa : dynamic change at the margins by Andy Catley( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once again, the Horn of Africa has been in the headlines. And once again the news has been bad: drought, famine, conflict, hunger, suffering and death. The finger of blame has been pointed in numerous directions: to the changing climate, to environmental degradation, to overpopulation, to geopolitics and conflict, to aid agency failures, and more. But it is not all disaster and catastrophe. Many successful development efforts at ' the margins' often remain hidden, informal, sometimes illegal; and rarely in line with standard
Dynamics and diversity : soil fertility and farming livelihoods in Africa : case studies from Ethiopia, Mali, and Zimbabwe( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soils are critical to agriculture and, in turn, to food supply and to livelihoods in Africa. Soil management is bound up with a whole complex of social, cultural and ecological factors. This work studies development policy and practice for agriculture
Range ecology at disequilibrium : new models of natural variability and pastoral adaptation in African savannas( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pathways of change in Africa : crops, livestock & livelihoods in Mali, Ehtiopia & Zimbabwe( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays on mixed farming in Africa reveals that consensus views should be questioned because they fail to recognise the impact of technology and the progressive changes that occur in agricultural systems
Avian influenza : science, policy and politics( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past decade, substantial resources have been spent on tackling avian influenza and building a global capacity for a pandemic response. The catastrophic costs of the 1918 influenza pandemic are well documented, and the swine flu pandemic of 2009-10 has raised the alarm yet again. Across the world, surveillance systems have been upgraded, stockpiles of antiviral drugs and influenza vaccines have been created, veterinary and public health systems have been improved and poultry production and marketing has been dramatically restructured. What are the lessons from this experience? And what does this suggest for the future? This book explores how virus genetics, ecology and epidemiology intersect with economic, political and policy processes in a variety of places - from Bangkok to Washington, to Jakarta, Cairo, Rome and London. It focuses on the interaction of the international and national responses - and in particular the experiences of Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand. It asks how effective is the disease surveillance and response system - can it respond to a new pandemic threat? The comparative analysis reveals the challenges and limitations of a technocratic, centralised response, and the need to take seriously local contexts. Drawing from these experiences, the book concludes with a discussion of future prospects and challenges, examining in particular what a 'One World, One Health' approach - where approaches to animal, human and ecosystem health are integrated - would look like in practice."--Publisher's description
The politics of green transformations by Ian Scoones( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recalling past transformations, this book examines what makes the current challenge different, and especially urgent. It analyses how green transformations must take place in the context of the particular moments of capitalist development, and in relation to particular alliances. The book emphasises the role of the state and the role of citizens, as innovators, entrepreneurs, green consumers and members of social movements. Green transformations must be both 'top-down', involving elite alliances between states and business, but also 'bottom up', pushed by grassroots innovators and entrepreneurs, and part of wider mobilisations among civil society"--
The politics of biofuels, land and agrarian change by Saturnino M Borras( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book addresses key questions on biofuels within agrarian political economy, political sociology and political ecology. The book starts with four key questions in agrarian political economy: Who owns what? Who does what? Who gets what? And what do they do with the surplus wealth? It also addresses the emergent social and political relations in the biofuel complex and, given the impacts on natural resources and sustainability, engages with questions about people-environment interactions. At the same time, the book is concerned with the politics of representation, that is, what are the discursive frames through which biofuels are promoted and/or opposed? The book analyses the institutional structures, and cultures of energy consumption on which a biofuels complex depends, and the alternative political and ecological visions emerging that call the biofuels complex into question."--Publisher's description
Sustainable livelihoods and rural development by Ian Scoones( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The message of Sustainable Livelihoods and Rural Development is clear: livelihoods approaches are an essential lens on questions of rural development, but these need to be situated in a better understanding of political economy. The book looks at the role of social institutions and the politics of policy, as well as issues of identity, gender and generation. The relationships between sustainability and livelihoods are examined, and the book situates livelihoods analysis within a wider political economy of environmental and agrarian change. Four dimensions of a new politics of livelihoods are suggested: a politics of interests, individuals, knowledge and ecology. Together, these suggest new ways of conceptualizing rural and agrarian issues, with profound implications for both thinking and action
Farmer first revisited : innovation for agricultural research and development( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agriculture is an urgent global priority and farmers find themselves in the front line of some of the world's most pressing issues. This book presents a range of experiences that highlight the importance of going beyond a focus on the farm to a wider innovation system, including market interactions and the institutional and policy environment
Revolutionizing development : reflections on the work of Robert Chambers( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells the story of development studies in practice over the last fifty years through the work of one remarkable individual, Robert Chambers. His work has taken him from being a colonial officer in Kenya through training and managing large rural development projects to a fundamental critique of top-down development and the championing of participatory approaches. The contributors eloquently demonstrate how he has been at the centre of major shifts in development thinking and practice over this period, popularising terms that are now at the centre of the development lexicon such as vulnerability, multi-dimensional poverty, sustainable livelihoods and 'farmer first'. Robert Chambers played a major role in the massive growth in participatory approaches to development, and particularly the application of participatory methods in development research and appraisal. This has led to fundamental challenges to development practice, ranging from approaches to monitoring and evaluation to institutional learning and professional training. There is probably no-one who has had more influence on approaches to development in the past decades. Revolutionizing Development offers a unique overview of these contributions in thirty-two concise chapters from authors who have been intimately involved as collaborators, critics and colleagues of Robert Chambers."--Cover
Governing Global Land Deals : the Role of the State in the Rush for Land by Wendy Wolford( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays in Governing Global Land Deals provides new empirical and theoretical analyses of the relationships between global land grabs and processes of government and governance. Reframes debates on global land grabs by focusing on the relationship between large-scale land deals and processes of governanceOffers new theoretical insights into the different forms and effects of global land acquisitionsIlluminates both the micro-processes of transaction and expropriation, as well as the broader structural forces at play in global land dealsProvides new empirical data on the diff
Africa's land rush : rural livelihoods & agrarian change by Ruth Hall( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the processes through which land deals are being made; the implications for agrarian structure, rural livelihoods and food security; and the historical context for changing land uses. The case studies reveal that these land grabs may resonate with, even resurrect, forms of production associated with the colonial and early independence eras. Based on interviews with the investors, government authorities, workers, outgrowers and smallholder farmers in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and the Congo, the book depicts the striking diversity of such deals
Carbon conflicts and forest landscapes in Africa by Melissa Leach( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amidst the pressing challenges of global climate change, the last decade has seen a wave of forest carbon projects across the world, designed to conserve and enhance forest carbon stocks in order to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation and offset emissions elsewhere. Exploring a set of new empirical case studies, Carbon Conflicts and Forest Landscapes in Africa examines how these projects are unfolding, their effects, and who is gaining and losing. Situating forest carbon approaches as part of more general moves to address environmental problems by attaching market values to nature and e
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Science and citizens : globalization and the challenge of engagement
Alternative Names
Scoones, I.

Scoones, I. 1962-

Scoones, I. (Ian)

Scoones, I. (Ian), 1962-

English (198)

French (5)

Negotiating environmental change : new perspectives from social scienceUnderstanding environmental policy processes : cases from AfricaZimbabwe's land reform : myths & realitiesDynamic sustainabilities : technology, environment, social justiceBeyond farmer first : rural people's knowledge, agricultural research and extension practiceDynamics and diversity : soil fertility and farming livelihoods in Africa : case studies from Ethiopia, Mali, and ZimbabwePathways of change in Africa : crops, livestock & livelihoods in Mali, Ehtiopia & ZimbabweAvian influenza : science, policy and politics