Networks

ISS participates in a growing number of research networks with academics and activists from around the world. Under the auspices of these networks, they organize international conferences and workshops, and publish articles in academic journals. All the networks that ISS participates in carry out research in the broad field of development studies.

Navigate to individual network pages by clicking on the links below.

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BRICS Initiatives in Critical Agrarian Studies (BICAS)

BICAS is a collective of largely BRICS-based or connected academic researchers concerned with understanding the BRICS countries and their implications for global agrarian transformations.

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The Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI)

ERPI focuses on the social and political processes in rural spaces that are generating alternatives to regressive, authoritarian politics.

Find out more about ERPI
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Initiatives in Critical Agrarian Studies (ICAS)

ICAS is a community of like-minded critical scholars, development practitioners and movement activists from different parts of the world who are working on agrarian issues.

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The Land Deal Politics Initiative

The aim of LDPI is for a broad framework encompassing the political economy, ecology and sociology of land deals.

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Eurasian Agrofood and Land Initiative (EURAL)

EURAL aims to stimulate research on food and land issues that offers new angles and bridges divides between academia, policy, practitioners and civil society, as well spatial distinctions such as between Europe and Asia and EU and other Eurasian countries.

Find out more about EURAL

MOSAIC

Climate change mitigation policies, land grabbing and conflict in fragile states: understanding intersections, exploring transformations in Myanmar and Cambodia.

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Value Chains, Local Economic Development and Social Inclusion

This network seeks ways in which disadvantaged groups and regions can benefit from value chains.

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