Critical Development Studies
COVID-19 and the Future of Capitalism
Efe Can Gurcan, Ömer Ersin Kahraman, Selen Yanmaz
COVID-19 may be an historical turning point for global capitalism. It has revealed the crisis of neoliberal globalization; however, this does not automatically lead to the ultimate defeat of capitalism or its neoliberal incarnation. The authors in this collection posit that a new framework cannot be...
Development in Latin America
In Development in Latin America, Maristella Svampa explores the contemporary development and resistance dynamics of capitalist development — the workings (on people and societies) of the world capitalist system — in the context of Latin America, where these dynamics have had their most notable outco...
Tiny Engines of Abundance
This book provides a historical and comparative perspective of peasant productivity using case studies portraying the extraordinary efficiency with which English cottagers, Jamaican ex-slaves, Guatemalan Mayan campesinos, Nigerian hill farmers and Kerala hut dwellers obtained bountiful and diversifi...
This book explores the critical role of transnational fishers’ movements in the politics of global fisheries. This is the 8th book in the Critical Development Studies series. Global politics around fisheries are complex and contentious. Embedded within this sector, small-scale fishers’ movements ar...
Whether we like it or not, we are subject to politics wherever we go and in whatever we are doing. Development is always and everywhere political, and frequently occurs with the interests of the powerful at the forefront. Can we hope to better understand the politics that shapes and controls our liv...
The Political Economy of Agribusiness
This book analyzes global economic policies that impact rural communities, land use, food sovereignty and environmental justice. This is the 9th book in the Critical Development Studies series. It traces the global contours of contemporary agriculture, bringing a critical analysis of the origins...
Critical Development Studies
Henry Veltmeyer, Raúl Delgado Wise
Development studies is typically used by agencies concerned with improving the living conditions of people across the world by advancing capitalism as the institutional and policy framework of the global development process. Veltmeyer and Delgado Wise, on the contrary, view capitalism as the problem...
The Political Economy of Agrarian Extractivism
Around the world, plantation economies are on the rise. Increasing concerns over food, energy and financial security, combined with a geopolitical restructuring of the global agrofood system, have resulted in a rush to secure control over resources. New actors and forms of capital penetration have e...
Nature and communities in the global south is being overwhelmed at a shocking rate. In many places this is due to ventures such as large-scale open-pit mining, oil extraction in tropical areas, and the spread of monocultures. These and other such forms of natural resource appropriation are usually k...