How does the relationship between capitalism and climate change play out in the rural world?

New book on Climate Change and Critical Agrarian Studies
Climate change and critical agrarian studies
Federico ('Boy') Dominguez

This new publication edited by Ian Scoones, Jun Borras et al. interrogates the narratives and strategies that frame climate change and examines the institutionalized responses in agrarian settings, highlighting what exclusions and inclusions result.

Climate change and critical agrarian studies explores how different people are affected by climate change, as well as the climate adaptation and mitigation responses being implemented in rural areas. It further explores how climate change affects processes of social differentiation, trajectories of accumulation and in turn agrarian politics. Finally, the book examines what strategies are required to confront climate change, and the underlying political-economic dynamics that cause it, reflecting on what this means for agrarian struggles across the world.

The book is comprised of 26 chapters, each of which explore how the relationship between capitalism and climate change plays out in the rural world and, in particular, the way agrarian struggles connect with the huge challenge of climate change. These include chapters by researches from the International Institute of Social Studies:

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 The chapters in the book were originally published in The Journal of Peasant Studies.

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