Ian Scoones

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Ian Scoones is co-director of the ESRC STEPS Centre at Sussex and joint convenor of the IDS-hosted Future Agricultures Consortium. [1]


  • James Fairhead, Melissa Leach, Ian Scoones (eds.), Green Grabbing: A New Appropriation of Nature (Routledge, 2013).
  • Thompson, J and Scoones, I (2009) 'Addressing the Dynamics of Agri-Food Systems: An Emerging Agenda for Social Science Research', Environmental Science and Policy 12:386-397, Elsevier
  • Scoones, I and Thompson, J (2009) Farmer First Revisited: Innovation for Agricultural Research and Development, Oxford: ITDG Publishing
  • Scoones, I. (2008) 'The International Response to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza: Science, Policy and Politics', STEPS Working Paper 10, Brighton: STEPS Centre
  • Scoones, I. and Wolmer, W. (2008) 'Foot-and-mouth disease and market access: challenges for the beef industry in southern Africa', Transboundary animal disease and market access: future options for the beef industry in southern Africa Working Paper 1, Brighton: STEPS Centre
  • Stirling, A., Leach, M., Mehta, L., Scoones, I., Smith, A., Stagl, S. and Thompson, J. (2007) 'Empowering Designs: Steps Towards More Progressive Social Appraisal of Sustainability', STEPS Working paper 3, Brighton: STEPS Centre
  • Scoones, I., Leach, M., Smith, A., Stagl, S., Stirling, A. and Thompson, J. (2007) 'Dynamic Systems and the Challenge of Sustainability', STEPS Working Paper 1, Brighton: STEPS Centre
  • Scoones, I (2006) Science, Agriculture and the Politics of Policy: The Case of Biotechnology in India, Delhi: Orient Longman
  • Melissa Leach and Scoones, I (2006) 'The Slow Race: Making Technology Work for the Poor' , London: Demos
  • Scoones, I., Aaron deGrassi, Devereux, S. and Haddad, L. (2005) 'New Directions for African Agriculture', IDS Bulletin 36.2, Brighton: IDS
  • Melissa Leach, Scoones, I, and Wynne, B (2005) Science and Citizens: Globalization and the Challenge of Engagement, London And New York: Zed Press
  • Scoones, I (2005) 'Contentious Politics, Contentious Knowledges: Mobilising Against GM Crops in India, South Africa and Brazil', IDS Working Paper 256, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies

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  1. Ian Scoones, IDS, accessed March 11, 2010.