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Agriculture, Environment and Development : International Perspectives on Water, Land and Politics.

By: Ioris, Antonio A.R.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: 1 online resource (281 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783319322551.Subject(s): Environmental managementGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Agriculture, Environment and Development : International Perspectives on Water, Land and PoliticsDDC classification: 307.1412 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Epigraph -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- 1: Introduction: Underscoring Agribusiness Failures, Environmental Controversies, and Growing Food Uncertainties -- Contemporary Agribusiness as the Rural Expression of Neoliberalism -- Studying the Transition to Neoliberal Agribusiness -- A Proposed Analytical Framework and the Unpalatable Neoliberalization of Brazilian Agribusiness -- Displacement -- Financialization -- Mystification -- Water, Environment, and Economic Development: The Missing Political Link -- In Search of Critical Thinking on Agribusiness, Environment, and Development -- References -- 2: Water Governance and Agricultural Management: Collaboratively Dealing with Complex Policy Problems -- Introduction -- The Institutional Challenges of IWAM -- Towards Alternative Models of Governance -- Integrating the 'Social' and 'Natural' in Land-Water Research -- Conclusions: Moving IWAM Forward -- References -- 3: Revisiting Food Studies from a Political Ecology Perspective: Lessons from Mediterranean Agri-Food Systems -- Introduction -- Political Ecology: A Critical Community of Practice Striving for New Spaces of Possibility -- Revisiting Agrarian Change and Rural Development Paradigms Under a Political Ecology of Mediterranean Agri-Food Systems -- Modernization or Marginalization: Intensify, Get Larger, or Get Out -- Productivism Versus Post-productivism -- Beyond Dualisms: Multifunctionality and the New Rural Development Paradigm -- New Concepts or Old Dualisms? -- Contributing to Rural/Agrarian Development Paradigms from a Political Ecology Perspective: Lessons from Mediterranean Agri-Food Systems -- Reframing Urban Food Strategies to Build More Inclusive Critical Food Geographies -- Urban Food Strategies: Connecting Scales and Sectors.
New Urban Food Politics: The Emergence of Spaces of Deliberation -- Urban Food Strategies and Political Ecology: Lessons for Mediterranean Urban Food Systems -- Conclusions -- References -- 4: On the Climate of Scarcity and Crisis in the Rainfed Drylands of India -- Introduction -- A Climate of Crisis in the Indian Drylands -- The Waterscapes of Indian Agriculture -- Unpacking Alternatives -- Going Forward -- References -- 5: Water, Land, Socioterritorial Movements, Labour, and Capital: Territorial Disputes and Conflictuality in Brazil -- Introduction -- Territorial Disputes and Conflictualities -- The Struggle for Water and the Movement of Dam-Affected People -- Land-Water-Labour, "Agro-hydro-business", and Water Transfer from the São Francisco River -- Conclusions -- References -- 6: Environmental Impacts of Fruit Production in Brazil -- Introduction -- Fruit Production in Brazil -- Environmental Impacts -- Freshwater Use -- Freshwater Eutrophication -- Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions -- Agricultural Land Use -- Pesticide Application -- Food Waste -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- References -- 7: Water Incorporated in Agricultural Production: Water Balance Considerations -- Introduction and Overview -- Setting the Scene -- Water Resources, or Simply Water? -- Questioning Virtual Water -- Beyond Those Shortcomings -- Final Considerations -- References -- 8: Politics of Scale and Water Governance in the Upper Xingu River Basin, Brazil -- Introduction -- Politics of Scale and the Practices of Water Governance -- The Upper Xingu as a New Stage for Environmental Governance Practices -- Water Management in the Upper Xingu: The Role of State Agencies -- How the Practice of Water Governance Has Evolved in the Upper Xingu: The Role of Global and Local Social Actors -- Conclusions -- References.
9: Controversial Frontiers of Agricultural Development and Environmental Change -- Introduction -- Brazil and the Realization of Agro-neoliberalism -- Mato Grosso: The Core Area of Brazilian Agro-Neoliberalism -- Conclusions: The Frontiers and Prospects of Neoliberalized Agribusiness -- References -- Index.
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Epigraph -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- 1: Introduction: Underscoring Agribusiness Failures, Environmental Controversies, and Growing Food Uncertainties -- Contemporary Agribusiness as the Rural Expression of Neoliberalism -- Studying the Transition to Neoliberal Agribusiness -- A Proposed Analytical Framework and the Unpalatable Neoliberalization of Brazilian Agribusiness -- Displacement -- Financialization -- Mystification -- Water, Environment, and Economic Development: The Missing Political Link -- In Search of Critical Thinking on Agribusiness, Environment, and Development -- References -- 2: Water Governance and Agricultural Management: Collaboratively Dealing with Complex Policy Problems -- Introduction -- The Institutional Challenges of IWAM -- Towards Alternative Models of Governance -- Integrating the 'Social' and 'Natural' in Land-Water Research -- Conclusions: Moving IWAM Forward -- References -- 3: Revisiting Food Studies from a Political Ecology Perspective: Lessons from Mediterranean Agri-Food Systems -- Introduction -- Political Ecology: A Critical Community of Practice Striving for New Spaces of Possibility -- Revisiting Agrarian Change and Rural Development Paradigms Under a Political Ecology of Mediterranean Agri-Food Systems -- Modernization or Marginalization: Intensify, Get Larger, or Get Out -- Productivism Versus Post-productivism -- Beyond Dualisms: Multifunctionality and the New Rural Development Paradigm -- New Concepts or Old Dualisms? -- Contributing to Rural/Agrarian Development Paradigms from a Political Ecology Perspective: Lessons from Mediterranean Agri-Food Systems -- Reframing Urban Food Strategies to Build More Inclusive Critical Food Geographies -- Urban Food Strategies: Connecting Scales and Sectors.

New Urban Food Politics: The Emergence of Spaces of Deliberation -- Urban Food Strategies and Political Ecology: Lessons for Mediterranean Urban Food Systems -- Conclusions -- References -- 4: On the Climate of Scarcity and Crisis in the Rainfed Drylands of India -- Introduction -- A Climate of Crisis in the Indian Drylands -- The Waterscapes of Indian Agriculture -- Unpacking Alternatives -- Going Forward -- References -- 5: Water, Land, Socioterritorial Movements, Labour, and Capital: Territorial Disputes and Conflictuality in Brazil -- Introduction -- Territorial Disputes and Conflictualities -- The Struggle for Water and the Movement of Dam-Affected People -- Land-Water-Labour, "Agro-hydro-business", and Water Transfer from the São Francisco River -- Conclusions -- References -- 6: Environmental Impacts of Fruit Production in Brazil -- Introduction -- Fruit Production in Brazil -- Environmental Impacts -- Freshwater Use -- Freshwater Eutrophication -- Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions -- Agricultural Land Use -- Pesticide Application -- Food Waste -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- References -- 7: Water Incorporated in Agricultural Production: Water Balance Considerations -- Introduction and Overview -- Setting the Scene -- Water Resources, or Simply Water? -- Questioning Virtual Water -- Beyond Those Shortcomings -- Final Considerations -- References -- 8: Politics of Scale and Water Governance in the Upper Xingu River Basin, Brazil -- Introduction -- Politics of Scale and the Practices of Water Governance -- The Upper Xingu as a New Stage for Environmental Governance Practices -- Water Management in the Upper Xingu: The Role of State Agencies -- How the Practice of Water Governance Has Evolved in the Upper Xingu: The Role of Global and Local Social Actors -- Conclusions -- References.

9: Controversial Frontiers of Agricultural Development and Environmental Change -- Introduction -- Brazil and the Realization of Agro-neoliberalism -- Mato Grosso: The Core Area of Brazilian Agro-Neoliberalism -- Conclusions: The Frontiers and Prospects of Neoliberalized Agribusiness -- References -- Index.

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Antonio A. R. Ioris is Lecturer in Environment and Society and Director of the MSc in Environment and Development at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He trained as a political geographer and agricultural engineer and is an international scholar with an extensive research portfolio and numerous articles published in peer-reviewed journals. Recent books include Water, State and the City (2015, Palgrave Macmillan).

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