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Scoones, Ian

Works: 179 works in 498 publications in 1 language and 8,457 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Compiler, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: S599.5.A1, 363.7096
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Most widely held works by Ian Scoones
Understanding environmental policy processes cases from Africa by James Keeley( )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A critical analysis of the "post-Rio consensus" on environment and development which questions the role of particular forms of internationalized elite scientific expertise. It asks why certain understandings of enviromental change "stick" with such tenacity. In exploring this, the authors unravel the politics of knowledge surrounding policymaking, looking particularly at Ethiopia, Mali and Zimbabwe and their land and soils management. The book also looks at prospects for more inclusive, participatory forms of policymaking
Science and citizens globalization and the challenge of engagement by Melissa Leach( )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rapid advances and new technologies in the life sciences - such as biotechnologies in health, agricultural and environmental arenas - pose a range of pressing challenges to questions of citizenship. This volume 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 varie
Negotiating environmental change new perspectives from social science ( )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Global environmental change will be with us forever, but how it happens in the future, and with what effect on the planet and its peoples, depends to a large extent on how the international agreements, national politics and local actions play out. This collection assesses these interconnections
Dynamic sustainabilities technology, environment, social justice by Melissa Leach( )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 560 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
Avian influenza science, policy and politics ( )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 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."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Governing global land deals : the role of the state in the rush for land by Wendy Wolford( )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 283 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
Sustaining the soil : indigenous soil and water conservation in Africa by Ian Scoones( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 238 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
Zimbabwe's land reform : myths & realities by Ian Scoones( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 222 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"--Book Jacket
Pastoralism and development in Africa : dynamic change at the margins by Andy Catley( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 189 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 )
8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 186 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
Beyond farmer first : rural people's knowledge, agricultural research and extension practice ( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 181 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
Pathways of change in Africa : crops, livestock & livelihoods in Mali, Ehtiopia & Zimbabwe ( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 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
Range ecology at disequilibrium : new models of natural variability and pastoral adaptation in African savannas ( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hazards and opportunities : farming livelihoods in dryland Africa : lessons from Zimbabwe by Ian Scoones( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Living with uncertainty : new directions in pastoral development in Africa by Ian Scoones( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The politics of biofuels, land and agrarian change by Saturnino M Borras Jr.( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 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
Farmer first revisited : innovation for agricultural research and development ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 91 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 )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Chambers' 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. This book tells the story of development studies in practice over the years through his work
Science, agriculture and the politics of policy : the case of biotechnology in India by Ian Scoones( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With reference to Karnataka, India
Environmental entitlements : a framework for understanding the institutional dynamics of environmental change by Melissa Leach( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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