Political Ecology key publications

Political Ecology researchers regularly publish books and articles with world-renowned academic journals and publishers. The list below is a selection of our most relevant publications.

For a full list of publications, please visit the researchers' individual profile page.

(Political Ecology researchers in bold)

Visser, O. (2021) 'Persistent farmland imaginaries: Celebration of fertile soil and the recurrent ignorance of climate' Agriculture and Human Values  38, 313-326

S. Sippel and O. Visser (2021) 'Re-imagining land: Materiality, affect and the uneven trajectories of land transformation' Agriculture and Human Values 38, 271-282. 

Harcourt, W. (2021) 'Rethinking life-in-common in the Australian landscape' Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space Feb. 2021

Huijsmans, R., A. Ambarwati, C. Chazali and M. Vijayabaskar (2021) ‘Farming, Gender and Aspirations across Young People’s Life Course: Attempting to keep things open while becoming a farmer’ European Journal of Development Research 33, 1:71-88

Cortesi, L. and K.J.Joy (eds) (2021 forthcoming) Split waters: The Idea of Environmental Conflicts Around Water, London and New Delhi: Routledge

Ansell, N., P. Froerer, R. Huijsmans, C. Dungey, A.C. Dost, and Piti 2020 'Educating "Surplus Population": uses and abuses of aspiration in the rural peripheries of a globalising world' Fennia - International Journal of Geography 198(1-2):17-38.

Cortesi, L. (2020) 'What Will Italy Become Without Its Elders?' Sapiens, April 

Gerber, J. (2020) 'Degrowth and critical agrarian studies' The Journal of Peasant Studies47(2), 235–264

Fischer, AM. 2020. ‘The Dark Sides of Social Policy: From Neoliberalism to Resurgent Right-wing Populism.’ Development and Change 51(2): 371-97 [open access]

Jehlička, P, M. Grīviņš , O. Visser and B. Balázs (2020) 'Thinking food like an Eastern European: a critical reflection on the framing of food systems', Journal of Rural Studies

Borras Jr, S. M., Franco, J. C., & Nam, Z. (2020) Climate change and land: Insights from Myanmar. World Development129, 104864.

Borras Jr, S. M. (2020) Agrarian social movements: The absurdly difficult but not impossible agenda of defeating right‐wing populism and exploring a socialist future. Journal of Agrarian Change20(1), 3-36.

Cortesi, L. and A. Camargo (2019) 'Flooding water and society' WIREs Water, vol. 6. Issue 5 July 2019

Visser, O., P. Jehlička, S. Dorondel and M. Spoor (2019) 'Post-socialist smallholders: Silence, Resistance, Alternatives' Canadian Journal of Development Studies, vol. 40, no. 4, 499-510

Bauhardt, C. and W. Harcourt (eds) (2019) Political Ecology and the Economics of Care – In search of Economic Alternatives London: Routledge 

Clement, F., W. Harcourt, D. Joshi and C. Sato (2019) 'Editorial Feminist political ecologies of the commons and commoning' International journal of the commons 13(1):1-15

 Harcourt W. (2019) 'Feminist political ecology practices of worlding: art, commoning and the politics of hope in the classroom'International Journal of the Commons Vol. 13, no 1:  153–174 

Neimark, B.D., J.R. Childs, J.R., A. Nightingale, C. Cavanagh, S. Sullivan, T. Benjaminsen, S. Batterbury, S. Koot and W. Harcourt, (2019) 'Speaking Power to ‘Post-Truth’: Critical Political Ecology and the New Authoritarianism'  Annals of the American Association of Geographers Vol 109, No 2: 613-623  

Huijsmans, R. (2019). ‘Becoming Mobile and Growing Up: A ‘generationed’ perspective on borderland mobilities, youth, and the household’ Population, Space and Place, 25(3), 1-10

Cortesi, L. (2018) 'The Muddy Semiotics of Mud' The Journal of Political Ecology 25:1, 617-637  

Gerber, J, & Scheidel, A. (2018) 'In Search of Substantive Economics: Comparing Today's Two Major Socio-metabolic Approaches to the Economy – MEFA and MuSIASEM' Ecological Economics144, 186–194

Fischer, AM. (2018) Poverty as Ideology: Rescuing Social Justice from Global Development Agendas. London: Zed Books; Awarded International Studies in Poverty Prize by Comparative Research Programme on Poverty in Bergen, Norway, and Zed Books [open access].

Fischer, AM. (2014) The Disempowered Development of Tibet in China: a study in the economics of marginalisation. Lanham, MD: Lexington/Rowman and Littlefield (cross-listed with the Weatherhead East Asian Institute Book Series at Columbia University).

Borras Jr, S. M., & Franco, J. C. (2012). Global land grabbing and trajectories of agrarian change: A preliminary analysis. Journal of agrarian change12(1), 34-59.

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