Agrarian South is an interdisciplinary journal which promotes innovative research on the political economy of world development and aims to contribute to global debates on the multi-faceted challenges of our times, namely the agrarian, environmental and development crises.
The journal encourages original approaches to the political economy of development and invites research on issues related to land and agrarian reform, gender and labour relations, race and caste in social transformation, rural and urban industrialization, global environmental change, sustainable use of natural resources, land and social movements, trends and trajectories in the world economy, and North-South relations.
The journal promotes research in the intellectual traditions of the Third World and is committed to the advancement of autonomous capacity and thinking in the South.
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Agrarian South is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal which promotes innovative research on the political economy of world development and aims to contribute to global debates on the multi-faceted challenges of our times, namely the agrarian, environmental and development crises.
The journal encourages original approaches to the political economy of development and is committed to the advancement of autonomous thinking in the South. The journal’s audience is the social science research community worldwide, as well as civil society activists and development practitioners.
The key thematic areas of concern for the journal are as follows:
• land and agrarian reforms in Africa, Asia and Latin America/Caribbean;
• agrarian and labour relations in peripheral social formations;
• gender, race and caste in social transformation;
• experiences in rural and urban industrialization;
• monopoly capitalism, financialization and the world economy;
• agro-industrial value systems in the world economy;
• energy, consumption and climate change;
• sustainable use of land, energy and natural resources;
• land, indigenous and social movements in national and world politics;
• alternative strategies for a multipolar, just and sustainable world order.
The journal publishes articles, book reviews, review essays, briefings on current affairs, and reports on events. It also promotes selected debates by means of occasional special issues and sections, including a permanent special section on Third World legacies.
|Sam Moyo (late)||African Institute for Agrarian Studies, Zimbabwe|
|Sandeep Chachra||Centre for Agrarian Research and Education for South (CARES), New Delhi, India|
|Praveen Jha||Jawaharlal Nehru University, India|
|Lyn Ossome||Institute for Economic Justice, South Africa|
|Archana Prasad||Jawaharlal Nehru University, India|
|Marcelo Rosa||Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Issa Shivji||University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania|
|Dzodzi Tsikata||University of Ghana, Ghana|
|Paris Yeros||Federal University of ABC, Brazil|
|Max Ajl||Wageningen University, Netherlands|
|Walter Chambati||The Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies, Zimbabwe|
|Agostina Costantino||National University of the South, Argentina|
|Ricardo Jacobs||University of California, Santa Barbara, USA|
|Ng’wanza Kamata||University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania|
|Thiago Lima||Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil|
|Giuliano Martiniello||American University of Beirut, Lebanon|
|Abdourahmane Ndiaye||Bordeaux Montaigne University, France|
|Flavia Rios||Fluminense Federal University, Brazil|
|Vitor Schincariol||Federal University of ABC, Brazil|
|Sit Tsui||Southwest University, China|
|Joseph Awetori Yaro||University of Ghana, Ghana|
|Namrata Daniel||Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women, Thailand|
|Manish Kumar||University of Delhi, India|
|Damián Lobos||National Institute of Agricultural Technologies, Argentina|
|Freedom Mazwi||The Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies, Zimbabwe|
|Steven Mberi||The Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies, Zimbabwe|
|Gertrude Dzifa Torvikey||University of Ghana, Ghana|
|Jimi O Adesina||University of South Africa, South Africa|
|Kojo Amanor||University of Ghana, Ghana|
|Habib Ayeb||Université Paris 8, France|
|Clara Bellamy||National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico|
|Antonadia Borges||Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Merle L Bowen||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,USA|
|C P Chandrasekhar||Jawaharlal Nehru University, India|
|Horman Chitonge||University of Cape Town, South Africa|
|Deivison Mendes Faustino||Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil|
|Bernardo M Fernandes||State University of São Paulo, Brazil|
|Jayati Ghosh||Jawaharlal Nehru University, India|
|Mammadou Goïta||IRPAD/Afrique, Mali|
|Yao Graham||Third World Network Africa, Ghana|
|Fred Hendricks||Rhodes University, South Africa|
|Kin Chi Lau||Lingnan University, Hong Kong|
|Amina Mama||University of California, USA|
|Mahmood Mamdani||Makerere Institute, Uganda|
|William Martin||SUNY Binghamton, USA|
|Zenebework T Marcos||Ethiopia|
|Carlos Eduardo Martins||Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Marjorie Mbilinyi||University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania|
|Marilda A Menezes||Federal University of ABC, Brazil|
|Godwin Murunga||CODESRIA, Senegal|
|Francisco Nemenzo||University of Philippines, Philippines|
|Lungisile Ntzebeza||University of Cape Town, South Africa|
|Prabhat Patnaik||Jawaharlal Nehru University, India|
|Utsa Patnaik||Jawaharlal Nehru University, India|
|D.N. Reddy||University of Hyderabad, India|
|Ebrima Sall||Trust Africa, Senegal|
|Henry Saragih||Via Campesina, Indonesia|
|Sérgio Sauer||FUP/UnB, Brazil|
|Christoph Scherrer||University of Kassel, Germany|
|Beverly Silver||The Johns Hopkins University, USA|
|Jomo Kwame Sundaram||International Islamic University, Malaysia|
|Wen Tiejun||Renmin University, China|
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