This special issue of Journal of Peasant Studies, edited by Jun Borras, is a collection of articles in “state of the art” format on key perspectives, frameworks and methodologies in agrarian change and peasant studies.
This short booklet introduces new ideas about how civil society is taking charge in guiding development by taking key roles in society to respond to the most pressing issues the world faces such as poverty, injustice, conflict and environmental degradation.
Die arabischen Länder des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens werden bei uns meist nur dann wahrgenommen, wenn über Kriege und politische Gewalt berichtet wird. Militärische Besatzung, Widerstand und terroristische Anschläge bestimmen unser Bild der Region, ohne dass die Hintergründe und Ursachen der Konflikte verstanden werden.
"A fascinating and lively account of how it is by strengthening democracy, involving workers and citizens we can transform our public services. It truly kicks privatisation into touch!" (Baroness Helena Kennedy)
This book aims to deepen the discussion by focusing on the Philippine agrarian reform experience, but drawing lessons that are relevant to theory-building and to policy discourse and political actions in situations elsewhere.
This book examines US military bases across the globe including those in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. It documents the massive political, economic and environmental impacts that these outposts have and studies the movements and campaigns against them.
Jochen Hippler, ausgewiesener Kenner des Landes, gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über Geschichte und Gegenwart Pakistans. Er zeigt Pakistan als multiethnisches Entwicklungsland und zugleich als außergewöhnlichen Krisenherd und untersucht die Frage, welche Chancen - trotz Militärdiktatur und religiösem Extremismus - die Entwicklung einer eigenständigen Demokratie hat.
The Civic Driven change Initiative is a recent thinking and debating process to explore and communicate a perspective of change in societies that stems from citizens rather than states or markets. The initiative is meant to kick-start a public debate about and beyond aided-development.
This book takes readers on a journey through the rise and fall of the one-size-fits-all model of development that richer nations began imposing on poorer ones three decades ago. It brings into question the entire conventional notion of “development,” and offers readers a new lens through which to view the way forward for poorer nations and poorer people.
This primer provides an essential history and analysis of US-Iranian relations. Bennis's illuminating discussion responds to calls for aggression toward Iran with alternative strategies for defusing the crisis.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has a long history of work in the field of land policy and agrarian reform, playing a lead role in international co-operation from its founding up until the 1970s. From the 1990s on, the initiative in the design and development of land policies and agrarian reform has been taken up by the World Bank, with the FAO generally following its policies.
Dark Victory reveals the roots of rising poverty and inequality in the South in a sweeping strategy of global economic rollback unleashed by the US to shore up the North's domination of the international economy and reassert corporate control.
George Bush leaves the White House in January 2009 and the United States goes back to "normal", right? Wrong, argues Susan George in this fascinating, thorough and often chilling account of the decades-long transformation of American society and political culture.
Phyllis Bennis was one of the many Middle East and UN-watchers who anticipated disaster long before the first U.S. troops crossed into Iraq. Here she provides clear, unambiguous and honest answers to many questions about the US Iraq policy.
A more neo-liberal, anti-democratic document than the EU Constitution, rejected by the French and the Dutch may be hard to imagine, but the new reform treaty tries hard. Susan George explains what is at stake for all peoples of Europe, what must we reject and how will such a document affect our lives?