A New Politics of Uncertainty: Towards Convivial Development in Africa

Book chapter in African Futures (pp. 101-110). Africa continues to face multiple uncertainties – climate chaos, food insecurity, migration flows, economic volatility, conflict, epidemic disease outbreaks, fragile governance and more. Indeed, it is these issues that dominate popular academic and media coverage of Africa. It’s all doom and gloom, disaster and catastrophe. The solution, so the…

Authoritarian Populism and the Rural World

Published by Routledge Edited by Ian Scoones, Marc Edelman, Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Lyda Fernando Forero, Ruth Hall, Wendy Wolford and Ben White The rise of authoritarian, nationalist forms of populism and the implications for rural actors and settings is one of the most crucial foci for critical agrarian studies today, with many consequences for…

Researching Land Reform in Zimbabwe

edited by Ian Scoones This book is a compilation of 20 articles emerging from researching Zimbabwe’s land reform since 2000. The book is organised into six themes: ‘experiences of land reform’, ‘political contestations’, ‘production and markets’, ‘environmental dynamics’, and ‘land reform in the wider context’. With a new introduction, the book pulls a large body…

The Politics of Climate Change and Uncertainty in India

Edited By Lyla Mehta, Hans Nicolai Adam, Shilpi Srivastava Routledge – Pathways to Sustainability Series, Open Access order this book Read Open Access This book brings together diverse perspectives concerning uncertainty and climate change in India. Uncertainty is a key factor shaping climate and environmental policy at international, national, and local levels. Climate change and…

Building Innovation Capabilities for Sustainable Industrialisation: Renewable Electrification in Developing Economies

Edited by Rasmus Lema, Margrethe Holm Andersen, Rebecca Hanlin, Charles Nzila Published by Routledge in the Pathways to Sustainability book series 16 November 2021 Read this book (Open Access) Buy a copy This book argues that renewable electrification in developing countries provides important opportunities for local economic development, but new pathways are required for turning…

The Politics of Knowledge in Inclusive Development and Innovation

Edited By David Ludwig, Birgit Boogaard, Phil Macnaghten, Cees Leeuwis Published by Routledge in the Pathways to Sustainability book series 15 October 2021 Read this book (Open Access) Buy a copy This book develops an integrated perspective on the practices and politics of making knowledge work in inclusive development and innovation. While debates about development…

Transformative Pathways to Sustainability: Learning Across Disciplines, Cultures and Contexts

Edited by Adrian Ely Routledge, Pathways to Sustainability Series (2021) Open Access Read/Download this book About this book Transformations to sustainability are increasingly the focus of research and policy discussions around the Sustainable Development Goals. However, the different roles played by transdisciplinary research in contributing to social transformations across diverse settings have been neglected in…

T-Labs: A Practical Guide

T-Labs: A Practical Guide Using Transformation Labs (T-Labs) for innovation in social-ecological systems Pathways Network, September 2018 Between 2016 and 2018, the Pathways Network aimed to investigate new approaches for transformations to sustainability across different disciplines, cultures and contexts. The network carried out comparative research in six countries to explore how to work with local…

The Politics of Uncertainty: Challenges of Transformation

Edited by Ian Scoones and Andy Stirling Routledge, 2020 Open access This book is available as an Open Access e-book. Individual chapters can also be downloaded free of charge. Read the book Buy the book Related Articles COVID-19 and the Futility of Control in the Modern World Andy Stirling and Ian Scoones, Issues in Science…

Land, Investment & Politics: Reconfiguring Eastern Africa’s Pastoral Drylands

The introduction is available as Open Access Chapter 14 is available as Open Access Buy a copy Examines the new challenges facing Africa’s pastoral drylands from large-scale investments and how this might affect the economic and political landscape for the regions affected and their peoples. More than ever before, the gaze of global investment has…