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Challenging Post-conflict Environments

Sustainable Agriculture, 1st Edition

By Alpaslan Özerdem, Rebecca Roberts

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294 pages

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Crossing disciplinary boundaries, this volume by Özerdem and Roberts conceptualizes the challenges of developing sustainable agriculture in post-conflict environments as well as identifying the policies and practical solutions to achieve sustainable agricultural production which is central to the survival of humanity. Without sustainable agriculture, populations remain vulnerable increasing the likelihood of a return to conflict. Therefore, sustainable agriculture is central to effective post-conflict recovery that provides human security as well as stability and rule of law. Unique in combining a comprehensive and comparative understanding of sustainable agriculture challenges in post-conflict environments, there is originality in the interdisciplinary nature of the book. Interdisciplinary often means bringing together a political scientist and a sociologist, but in this case it means bringing together natural and social scientists, as well as those with practical experience in development and agricultural contexts. By adopting a holistic multi-disciplinary approach which identifies key themes and case studies, this book sets the scene for the debate surrounding sustainable agriculture in post-conflict environments. Seeing 'fixing' agriculture as more than merely a technical matter, the volume focuses on this critical post-conflict challenge with social, political and cultural characteristics and consequences as well as the obvious economic ones.

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’The rehabilitation of agricultural livelihoods has long been problematic for societies recovering from conflict and for donor agencies involved in post-conflict development. This ground-breaking book features interdisciplinary cooperation in international relations and development studies and impressive fieldwork in a range of post-conflict settings. It provides an indispensable antidote to the urban-centric preoccupations of academics in the peacebuilding industry.’ Michael Pugh, University of Bradford, UK 'In many rural societies, the issues of land tenure and agricultural development and sustainability are central to any prospect of success in postconflict reconstruction. Yet this is one of the most understudied aspects of rebuilding wartorn societies. Drs. Ozerdem and Roberts have provided a valuable service in addressing these issues in their timely new volume. Practitioners and scholars alike will find this pathbreaking study filled with keen practical and conceptual insights into the challenges of agricultural sustainability.' Fen Osler Hampson, Carleton University, Canada

About the Series

Global Security in a Changing World

Global Security in a Changing World
Globalisation is changing the world dramatically, and a very public debate is taking place about the form, extent and significance of these changes. At the centre of this debate lie conflicting claims about the forces and processes shaping security. As a result, notions of inequality, poverty and the cultural realm of identity politics have all surfaced alongside terrorism, environmental changes and bio-medical weapons as essential features of the contemporary global political landscape. In this sense, the debate on globalisation calls for a fundamental shift from a status quo political reality to one that dislodges states as the primary referent, and instead sees states as a means and not the end to various security issues, ranging from individual security to international terrorism. More importantly, centred at the cognitive stage of thought, it is also a move towards conceiving the concept of insecurity in terms of change. The series attempts to address this imbalance by encouraging a robust and multi-disciplinary assessment of the asymmetrical nature of globalisation. Scholarship is sought from areas such as: global governance, poverty and insecurity, development, civil society, religion, terrorism and globalisation.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL034000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Peace