Agriculture, Environment and Development

International Perspectives on Water, Land and Politics

Editors: Ioris, Antonio (Ed.)

  • Considers the emerging challenges facing farmers, consumers, policy-makers and the international community related to water and environmental impacts, social inclusion and regional development 
  • Critically assesses the tensions associated with the failures of mainstream regulatory approaches and impacts of global agri-food chains
  • Expands the discussion on the interface between the expansion of the agri-food sector and socio-environmental demands
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This book deals with past legacies and emerging challenges associated with agriculture production, water and environmental management, and local and national development. It offers a critical interpretation of the tensions associated with the failures of mainstream regulatory regimes and the impacts of global agri-food chains. The various chapters include conceptual and empirical material from research carried out in Brazil, India and Europe. The assessment takes into account the dilemmas faced by farmers, companies, policy-makers and the international community related to growing food demand, water scarcity and environmental degradation. The book also questions most government reactions to those problems that tend to reproduce old, productivist approaches and are normally under the powerful influence of global corporations, mega-supermarkets and investment funds. Its overall message is that the trajectory of agriculture, rural development and environmental management are integral elements of the broader search for justice and novel socio-ecological thinking.

About the authors

Antonio A. R. Ioris is Lecturer in Environment and Society and Director of the MSc in Environment and Development at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He trained as a political geographer and agricultural engineer and is an international scholar with an extensive research portfolio and numerous articles published in peer-reviewed journals. Recent books include Water, State and the City (2015, Palgrave Macmillan).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Underscoring Agribusiness Failures, Environmental Controversies, and Growing Food Uncertainties

    Ioris, Antonio A. R.

    Pages 1-31

  • Water Governance and Agricultural Management: Collaboratively Dealing with Complex Policy Problems

    Fish, Robert D. (et al.)

    Pages 33-58

  • Revisiting Food Studies from a Political Ecology Perspective: Lessons from Mediterranean Agri-Food Systems

    Moragues-Faus, Ana

    Pages 59-90

  • On the Climate of Scarcity and Crisis in the Rainfed Drylands of India

    Bharucha, Zareen P.

    Pages 91-121

  • Water, Land, Socioterritorial Movements, Labour, and Capital: Territorial Disputes and Conflictuality in Brazil

    Filho, José Sobreiro (et al.)

    Pages 123-148

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-32255-1
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-32254-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agriculture, Environment and Development
Book Subtitle
International Perspectives on Water, Land and Politics
Editors
  • Antonio Ioris
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32255-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32255-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32254-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 264
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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