Equitable rural socioeconomic change: land, climate dynamics, and technological innovation

OUTPUT TYPE: Monograph (Book)
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2019
TITLE EDITOR(S): P.T.Jacobs
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10861

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Abstract

More and more of global economic wealth and decision-making power rests with fewer and fewer people, while acute socio-economic inequities continue to afflict large rural communities in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Land inequalities remain a burning question for rural communities. Equitable Rural Socioeconomic Change brings together original reflections on the intricacies of economic and social transformations that are unfolding in the rural areas of developing countries, and provides a fresh and authentic perspective. This compelling book revisits dominant but exhausted conceptions of rural livelihoods to expose their analytical flaws and thematic limitations. In this book, the interacting themes of land, climate dynamics and technological innovation are brought into a coherent whole through a re-examination of the lens of unequal ownership, control and use of a society's productive means. Equitable Rural Socioeconomic Change is the first multidimensional and integrated analysis of rural socio-economic change anchored around rising structural polarisation in the 21st century.