Converging Social Justice Issues and Movements argues that the multiple contemporary converging crises have significantly altered the context for and object of political contestations around agrarian, climate, environmental and food justice issues.
This shift affects alliances, collaboration and conflict among and between state and social forces, as well as within and between social movements. The actual implications and mechanisms by which these changes are happening are, to a large extent, empirical questions that need careful investigation. The majority of the discussions in this volume are dedicated to the issue of responses to the crises both by capitalist forces and those adversely affected by the crises, and the implications of these for academic research and political activist work.
Interdisciplinary in nature, Converging Social Justice Issues and Movements will be of great use to scholars of agrarian politics, as well as climate and environmental justice studies. The chapters were originally published as a special issue in Third World Quarterly.
1. Converging social justice issues and movements: implications for political actions and research
Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Tsegaye Moreda, Alberto Alonso-Fradejas and Zoe W. Brent
2. The politics of convergence in Bolivia: social movements and the state
Ben M. McKay
3. Implicating ‘fisheries justice’ movements in food and climate politics
Elyse N. Mills
4. Convergence as political strategy: social justice movements, natural resources and climate change
5. The challenge of locating land-based climate change mitigation and adaptation politics within a social justice perspective: towards an idea of agrarian climate justice
Saturnino M. Borras Jr. and Jennifer C. Franco
6. The right to food in the context of large-scale land investment in Ethiopia
7. Analysing agricultural investment from the realities of small-scale food providers: grounding the debates
Christina M. Schiavoni, Salena Tramel, Hannah Twomey and Benedict S. Mongula
8. The ‘tenure guidelines’ as a tool for democratising land and resource control in Latin America
Zoe W. Brent, Alberto Alonso-Fradejas, Gonzalo Colque and Sergio Sauer
9. Why wait for the state? Using the CFS Tenure Guidelines to recalibrate political-legal struggles for democratic land control
Jennifer Franco and Sofía Monsalve Suárez
10. Pathway to resilience: hands and hearts for peasant livelihoods and fair relations between humans and nature
11. The origins and politics, campaigns and demands by the international fisher peoples’ movement: an Indigenous perspective
12. Black lives and climate justice: courage and power in defending communities and Mother Earth
THIRDWORLDS will focus on the political economy, development and cultures of those parts of the world that have experienced the most political, social, and economic upheaval, and which have faced the greatest challenges of the postcolonial world under globalisation: poverty, displacement and diaspora, environmental degradation, human and civil rights abuses, war, hunger, and disease.
THIRDWORLDS serves as a signifier of oppositional emerging economies and cultures ranging from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East, and even those ‘Souths’ within a larger perceived North, such as the U.S. South and Mediterranean Europe. The study of these otherwise disparate and discontinuous areas, known collectively as the Global South, demonstrates that as globalisation pervades the planet, the south, as a synonym for subalterity, also transcends geographical and ideological frontiers.