Dr. S.M. (Saturnino) Borras

Saturnino Borras
International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Saturnino ('Jun') M. Borras Jr. is a Professor of Agrarian Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague and Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Peasant Studies.

He is also an Adjunct Professor at the College of Humanities and Development Studies (COHD) in China Agricultural University, Beijing, a Fellow of the Netherlands-based Transnational Institute (TNI), US-based Institute for Development and Food Policy/(Food First), and Belgium-based Centre Tricontinental/CETRI.

He has several academic and non-academic publications: books, journal special issues and articles. His most recent book is Political Dynamics of Transnational Agrarian Movements (2016, with Marc Edelman). His thematic areas of work include: land politics and policies (including contemporary 'global resource rush'), (trans)national agrarian movements, resource conflict, plantation workers, climate change politics, biofuels, food sovereignty, BRICS/MICs and global agrarian transformation, rightwing populism and the rural world. His geographic areas of research interest are: Southeast Asia, China, Africa, and South America. He also studies international institutional 'spaces' of state- society interactions, including the role of global governance issues. He has continuing research interest in and efforts at further developing the concepts of ‘flex crops’, ‘land sovereignty’, ‘agrarian climate justice’, ‘land grabs that never were’, 'petty reformism and struggles for deep transformative social reforms around recognition, restitution, redistribution and regeneration,' 'land pillar of food sovereignty', interconnection between climate change politics and resource grabbing, and converging social justice issues and movements (agrarian, environmental, climate, labour justice).

He works within the tradition of, and at the same time studies and writes about, scholar-activism. This has been influenced by his professional background: He has been deeply involved in rural social movements since the early 1980s in the Philippines, and later, internationally. He was a founding member of the international peasant and farmer's movement La Via Campesina (LVC), and was a member of LVC's International Coordinating Committee (ICC) in 1993-1996. He has engaged, selectively, with international inter-governmental institutions on specific issues. He was, for example, a member of the FAO High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) team that prepared a report on global land investments; collaborated with FAO (Latin America and the Caribbean) in their earlier study on land grabbing in 17 countries in the region; and led a study commissioned by the European Parliament on land grabbing and human rights.

He has helped establish a global network of academics and social movement activists, the Initiatives in Critical Agrarian Studies (ICAS), helps coordinate its work, and in setting up the Land Deal Politics Initiative (LDPI) (www.iss.nl/ldpi), a global network of researchers studying land grabbing. He has helped in establishing a network of scholars and activists working on the theme of the rise of the BRICS countries and middle income countries (MICs) and its implications for global agrarian transformations, the "BRICS Initiatives for Critical Agrarian Studies" or BICAS, and the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiatives or ERPI that explores the relationship between the rise of contemporary right-wing populism and the rural world.

Among his current research initiatives is the research project entitled, "Climate change mitigation policies, land grabbing and conflict in fragile states: understanding intersections, exploring transformations in Myanmar and Cambodia" (2014-2018, www.iss.nl/mosaic). The project is funded by the Dutch NWO. He has an ongoing research on the politics of boom crops inside China and in Southeast Asia (and the links between these), together with a team from China Agricultural University, Burma team of the Transnational Institute (TNI), and University of Hanoi. He is part of a research team anchored by FIAN carrying out research in Mali (with Via Campesina's CNOP) and Nigeria (with Friends of the Earth's ERA) on the intersection between climate change politics, resource grabbing, conflict and political contestations; in a major research project funded by IDRC (2018-2020). He has a 'side research project' on the 'politics of encounter' between hikers/pilgrims and local agrarian communities on the Camino de Santiago (specifically Camino Frances or 'The French Way').

His academic and activist work on land reform (in the Philippines and internationally) resulted in several publications, including the 2007 monograph Pro-poor Land Reform: A Critique, and the twin volumes Competing views and stategies on agrarian reform (vol 1: Philippine perspective; vol 2: International persepective) that won the 2009 National Book Awards (Social Sciences) in the Philippines. 

He has taught at the graduate level in the Netherlands, Canada, Mexico, China, Switzerland, Portugal and Finland on the politics of agrarian transformation. He is on the Advisory Board of ACKnowl-EJ (Academic-Activist Co-Produced Knowledge for Environmental Justice) at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), LANDac - the Netherlands Land Academy at Utrecht University, DEMETER Project of the Geneva Graduate Institute, GLOCON (Global Change-Local Conflicts) Research Group at Free University of Berlin, Steering Committee member of Dialogue on Transformation, PUSKAHAP -Center for Agrarian Reform and Peasant Rights Studies in Indonesia of the University of North Sumatra (USU), and an associate at The Hugo Observatory (Environment, Migration, Politics) at the University of Liege, Belgium. 

He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Agrarian Change, Canadian Journal of Development StudiesAlternatives Sud, Third World Quarterly, Russian Journal of Peasant Studies, and Public Policy: Interdisciplinary Development Perspectives. He is a series (co-)editor of: (a) Routledge-ISS Book Series on Rural Livelihoods, (b) Routledge book series in Critical Agrarian Studies, and (c) ICAS book series: 'small books on big ideas' in 'agrarian change & peasant studies' agrarian change available in 10 language editions.

He is currently (co-)supervising several PhD researchers and is working with a number of post-doctoral fellows. At ISS, he is part of the Political Ecology (PE) Research Group and the teaching Major Agrarian, Food & Environmental Studies (AFES). At the Transnational Institute (TNI) he is part of the Agrarian & Environmental Justice (AEJ) Program.

He studied MA and PhD in development studies at ISS. Both his MA (1997) and PhD (2004) theses were carried out under the supervision of Professors Cristobal Kay and Ben White. He was a post-doctoral fellow at ISS in 2004-2006, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in International Development Studies at Saint Mary’s University in Canada in 2007-2010, before returning to ISS in the beginning of 2011.

Key Publications (16)

  • M. Edelman, C. Oya & S.M. Borras (2013). Global Land Grabs: historical processes, theoretical and methodological implications and current trajectories. Third World Quarterly, 34 (9), 1517-1531. doi: 10.1080/01436597.2013.850190
  • S.M. Borras & J.C. Franco (2013). Global Land Grabbing and Political Reactions ‘From Below’. Third World Quarterly, 34 (9), 1723-1747. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2013.843845[go to publisher's site]
  • W. Wolford, S.M. Borras, R. Hall, I. Scoones & B.N.F. White (2013). Governing Global Land Deals: The Role of the State in the Rush for Land. Development and Change, 44 (2), 189-210.
  • M. Margulis, N. McKeon & S.M. Borras (2013). Land Grabbing and Global Governance: Critical Perspectives. Globalizations, 10 (1), 1-23.
  • S.M. Borras, J.C. Franco & C. Wang (2013). The Challenge of Global Governance of Land Grabbing: Changing International Agricultural Context and Competing Political Views and Strategies. Globalizations, 10 (1), 161-179. doi: 10.1080/14747731.2013.764152
  • I. Scoones, R. Hall, S.M. Borras, B.N.F. White & W. Wolford (2013). The politics of evidence: methodologies for understanding the global land rush. Journal of Peasant Studies, 40 (3), 469-483. doi: 10.1080/03066150.2013.801341
  • S.M. Borras & J.C. Franco (2012). Global land grabbing and trajectories of agrarian change: a preliminary analysis. Journal of Agrarian Change, 12 (1), 34-59. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0366.2011.00339.x
  • S.M. Borras, C. Kay, S. Gomez & J. Wilkinson (2012). Land grabbing and global capitalist accumulation: features in Latin America. Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 33 (4), 402-416. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02255189.2012.745394
  • S.M. Borras, R. Hall, I. Scoones, B.N.F. White & W. Wolford (2011). Towards a better understanding of global land grabbing: an editorial introduction. Journal of Peasant Studies, 38 (2), 209-216.
  • S.M. Borras & J.C. Franco (2010). From threat to opportunity? Problems with the idea of a ¿code of conduct¿ for land-grabbing. Yale Human Rights & Development Law Journal, XIII (II), 507-523.
  • S.M. Borras & J.C. Franco (2010). Contemporary Discourses in and Contestations around Pro-Poor Land Policies and Land Governance. Journal of Agrarian Change, 10 (1), 1-32.
  • S.M. Borras (2010). The Politics of Transnational Agrarian Movements. Development and Change, 41 (5), 771-803.
  • S.M. Borras (Ed.). (2009). Critical Perspectives in Rural Development Studies (Critical Agrarian Studies). London: Routledge
  • S.M. Borras, M. Edelman & C. Kay (Ed.). (2008). Transnational Agrarian Movements Confronting Globalization. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell
  • S.M. Borras (2007). Pro-Poor Land Reform: A Critique. Ottawa, Canada: University of Ottawa Press
  • S.M. Borras (2003). Questioning Market-Led Agrarian Reform: Experiences from Brazil, Colombia and South Africa. Journal of Agrarian Change, 3 (3), 367-394.
  • B. Cousins, S.M. Borras, S. Sauer & J. Ye (2018). Introduction BRICS, middle-income countries (MICs), and global agrarian transformations: internal dynamics, regional trends, and international implications. Globalizations, 15 (1), 1-11. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/14747731.2018.1429104
  • S.M. Borras (2018). Understanding and Subverting Contemporary Right-wing Populism: preliminary notes from a critical agrarian perspective. In Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI) Conference proceedings, Conference Paper # 47 (pp. 1-38). Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI)
  • S.M. Borras, J. Liu, Z. Hu, H. Li, C. Wang, X. Yunan, J.C. Franco & J.Z. Ye (2017). Land control and crop booms inside China: implications for how we think about the global land rush. Globalizations. doi: 10.1080/14747731.2017.1408287[go to publisher's site]
  • I. Scoones, M. Edelman, S.M. Borras, R. Hall, W. Wolford & B. White (2017). Emancipatory rural politics confronting authoritarian populism. Journal of Peasant Studies, 45 (1), 1-20. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03066150.2017.1339693[go to publisher's site]
  • C. Hunsberger, E. Corbera, S.M. Borras, J.C. Franco, K. Woods, C. Work, R. De la Rosa, V. Eang, R. Herre, S.S. Kham, C.M. Park, S. Sokheng, M. Spoor, T. Shwe, K. Thu Aung, R. Thuon & C. Vaddhanaphuti (2017). Climate change mitigation, land grabbing and conflict: towards a landscape-based and collaborative action research agenda. Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 38 (3), 305-324. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02255189.2016.1250617[go to publisher's site]
  • J.C. Franco, S. Monsalve & S.M. Borras (2015). Democratic land control and human rights. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 15 (August), 66-71. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2015.08.010[go to publisher's site]
  • R. Hall, M. Edelman, S.M. Borras, I. Scoones, B.N.F. White & W. Wolford (2015). Resistance, acquiescence or incorporation? An introduction to land grabbing and political reactions 'from below'. Journal of Peasant Studies, 42 (3-4), 467-488. doi: http://dx.doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03066150.2015.1036746[go to publisher's site]
  • S.M. Borras, J.C. Franco, R. Isakson, L. Levidow & P. Vervest (2015). The rise of flex crops and commodities: implications for research. Journal of Peasant Studies. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03066150.2015.1036417[go to publisher's site]
  • J.D. van der Ploeg, J.C. Franco & S.M. Borras (2015). Land concentration and land grabbing in Europe: a preliminary analysis. Canadian Journal of Development Studies/Revue canadienne d'études du développement, 36 (2), 147-162. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02255189.2015.1027673[go to publisher's site]
  • A. Alonso-Fradejas, S.M. Borras, T. Holmes, E. Holt-Gimenez & M.J. Robbins (2015). Food sovereignty: convergence and contradictions, condition and challenges. Third World Quarterly, 36 (3), 431-448. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2015.1023567
  • S.M. Borras, J.C. Franco & S. Monsalve Suarez (2015). Land and food sovereignty. Third World Quarterly, 36 (3), 600-617. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2015.1029225[go to publisher's site]
  • A. Alonso Fradejas, S.M. Borras, T. Holmes, E. Holt-Giménez & M.J. Robbins (2015). Food sovereignty: convergence and contradictions, conditions and challenges. Third World Quarterly, 36 (3), 431-448. doi: 10.1080/01436597.2015.1023567
  • M. Edelman, T. Weis, A. Baviskar, S.M. Borras, E. Holt-Gimenez, D. Kandiyoti & W. Wolford (2014). Introduction: Critical Perspectives on Food sovereignty. Journal of Peasant Studies, 41 (6), 911-931. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03066150.2014.963568
  • M. Edelman, T. Weis, A. Baviskar, S.M. Borras, E. Holt-Gimenez, D. Kandiyoti & W. Wolford (2014). Introduction: critical perspectives on food sovereignty. Journal of Peasant Studies, 41 (6), 911-931. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03066150.2014.963568[go to publisher's site]
  • M. Edelman, C. Oya & S.M. Borras (2013). Global Land Grabs: historical processes, theoretical and methodological implications and current trajectories. Third World Quarterly, 34 (9), 1517-1531. doi: 10.1080/01436597.2013.850190
  • S.M. Borras & J.C. Franco (2013). Global Land Grabbing and Political Reactions ‘From Below’. Third World Quarterly, 34 (9), 1723-1747. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2013.843845[go to publisher's site]
  • W. Wolford, S.M. Borras, R. Hall, I. Scoones & B.N.F. White (2013). Governing Global Land Deals: The Role of the State in the Rush for Land. Development and Change, 44 (2), 189-210.
  • M. Margulis, N. McKeon & S.M. Borras (2013). Land Grabbing and Global Governance: Critical Perspectives. Globalizations, 10 (1), 1-23.
  • S.M. Borras, J.C. Franco & C. Wang (2013). The Challenge of Global Governance of Land Grabbing: Changing International Agricultural Context and Competing Political Views and Strategies. Globalizations, 10 (1), 161-179. doi: 10.1080/14747731.2013.764152
  • I. Scoones, R. Hall, S.M. Borras, B.N.F. White & W. Wolford (2013). The politics of evidence: methodologies for understanding the global land rush. Journal of Peasant Studies, 40 (3), 469-483. doi: 10.1080/03066150.2013.801341
  • I. Scoones, R. Hall, S.M. Borras, B.N.F. White & W. Wolford (2013). Commentary: The politics of evidence: A response to Rulli and D'Odorico. Journal of Peasant Studies, 40 (5), 911-912. doi: 10.1080/03066150.2013.853045
  • S.M. Borras, C. Kay, S. Gómez & J. Wilkinson (2013). Acaparamiento de tierras y acumulación capitalista: aspectos clave en América Latina. Revista Interdisciplinaria de Estudios Agrarios (print), 75-103.
  • S.M. Borras, C. Kay, S. Gomez & J. Wilkinson (2012). Land grabbing and global capitalist accumulation: features in Latin America. Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 33 (4), 402-416. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02255189.2012.745394
  • B.N.F. White, S.M. Borras, R. Hall, I. Scoones & W. Wolford (2012). The new enclosures: critical perspectives on corporate land deals. Journal of Peasant Studies, 39 (3-4), 619-647.
  • B.N.F. White, S.M. Borras, R. Hall, I. Scoones & W. Wolford (2012). The new enclosures: critical perspectives on corporate land deals. Journal of Peasant Studies, 39 (3-4), 619-647. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03066150.2012.691879
  • S.M. Borras, J.C. Franco, S. Gomez, C. Kay & M. Spoor (2012). Land grabbing in Latin America and the Caribbean. Journal of Peasant Studies, 39 (3-4), 845-872. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03066150.2012.679931
  • S.M. Borras & J.C. Franco (2012). Global land grabbing and trajectories of agrarian change: a preliminary analysis. Journal of Agrarian Change, 12 (1), 34-59. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0366.2011.00339.x
  • S.M. Borras, D. Fig & S. Monsalve (2011). The politics of mega land-water deals insights from the ProCana agrofuel case, Mozambique. Review of African Political Economy, 38 (128), 215-234.
  • S. Vellema, S.M. Borras & F. Lara (2011). The agrarian roots of contemporary violent conflict in Mindanao, Southern Philippines. Journal of Agrarian Change, 11 (3), 298-320.
  • S.M. Borras, R. Hall, I. Scoones, B.N.F. White & W. Wolford (2011). Towards a better understanding of global land grabbing: an editorial introduction. Journal of Peasant Studies, 38 (2), 209-216.
  • S.M. Borras & J.C. Franco (2010). From threat to opportunity? Problems with the idea of a ¿code of conduct¿ for land-grabbing. Yale Human Rights & Development Law Journal, XIII (II), 507-523.
  • S.M. Borras & J.C. Franco (2010). Codes de bonne conduite: une réponse à l¿accaparement des terres ? Alternatives Sud, 16 (1).
  • S.M. Borras & J.C. Franco (2010). Contemporary Discourses in and Contestations around Pro-Poor Land Policies and Land Governance. Journal of Agrarian Change, 10 (1), 1-32.
  • S.M. Borras (2010). The Politics of Transnational Agrarian Movements. Development and Change, 41 (5), 771-803.
  • S.M. Borras (2008). La Via Campesina and its Global Campaign for Agrarian Reform. Journal of Agrarian Change, 8 (2/3), 258-289.
  • S.M. Borras & E.B. Ross (2007). Land Rights, Conflict and Violence. History of European Ideas, 19 (1), 1-4. doi: 10.1080/10402650601181915
  • S.M. Borras (2007). Free Market, Export-led Development Strategy and its Impact on Rural Livelihoods, Poverty and Inequality: The Philippine Experience seen from a Southeast Asian Perspective. Review of International Political Economy, 14 (1), 143-175. doi: 10.1080/09692290601081426
  • J.C. Franco & S.M. Borras (2007). Struggles Over Land Resources in the Philippines. History of European Ideas, 19 (1), 67-75. doi: 10.1080/10402650601181923
  • S.M. Borras (2006). The Philippine Land Reform in Comparative Perspective: Conceptual and Methodological Implications. Journal of Agrarian Change, 6 (1), 69-101.
  • S.M. Borras (2006). Redistributive Land Reform in Public (Forest) Lands? Rethinking Theory and Practice with Evidence from the Philippines. Progress in Development Studies, 6 (2), 123-145.
  • S.M. Borras & J.C. Franco (2005). Struggles for Land and Livelihood: Redistributive Reform in Philippine Agribusiness Plantations. Critical Asian Studies, 37 (3), 331-361.
  • S.M. Borras (2005). Can Redistributive Reform be Achieved via Market-Based Land Transfer Schemes?: Evidence and Lessons from the Philippines. Journal of Development Studies, 41 (1), 90-134.
  • S.M. Borras (2004). Valstrik voor Echte Herverdeling: Landhervorming en de Vrije Markt,. Tambuli Filipijnenmagazine, 10 (4), 4.
  • S.M. Borras (2003). Inclusion-Exclusion in Public Policies and Policy Analyses: The Case of Philippine Land Reform, 1972-2002. Journal of International Development, 15, 1049-1065.
  • S.M. Borras (2003). Questioning the Pro-Market Critique of State-Led Agrarian Reforms. European Journal of Development Research, 15 (2), 109-132.
  • S.M. Borras (2003). Questioning Market-Led Agrarian Reform: Experiences from Brazil, Colombia and South Africa. Journal of Agrarian Change, 3 (3), 367-394.
  • S.M. Borras (2002). Problems and Prospects of Redistributive Land Reform in Mindanao, 1972-2002. Mindanao Focus Journal, 2002 (1), 45.
  • S.M. Borras (2002). Land Reform ¿ Stuck in the Mud: CARP in its 14th Year. IPD Political Brief, 10 (3), 1-27.
  • S.M. Borras (2002). La Reforme Agraire Assistee par le Marche: Les Cas du Bresil, de L¿Afrique du Sud et de la Colombie et Leurs Implications pour les Philippines. Alternatives Sud, IX (2), 119-184.
  • S.M. Borras (2002). Towards a Better Understanding of the Market-led Agrarian Reform in Theory and Practice: Focusing on the Brazilian Case. Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives, 2002 (1), 33-50.
  • S.M. Borras (2001). State-Society Relations in Land Reform Implementation in the Philippines. Development and Change, 32 (3), 545-575.
  • S.M. Borras & J.C. Franco (1999). A Critical Analysis of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program CARP. Philippine International Review, 1 (1), 3-10.
  • S.M. Borras (1999). The World According to CARP: Agrarian Reform Under the Morales DAR. IPD Political Brief, 7 (2), 1.
  • S.M. Borras (1998). The Politics of CARP Implementation Process. IPD Political Brief, 6 (3).
  • S.M. Borras & M. Quiambao (1998). The Difficult Challenge of Agrarian Reform, Rural Development and Democratization in Banana Plantations. Conjuncture, 10 (4), 8-10.
  • M. Edelman & S.M. Borras (2018). Movimientos agrarios transnacionales: historia, organizacion y politicas de lucha (Estudios Criticos Agrarios, 18). Barcelona: Icaria
  • M. Edelman & S.M. Borras (2016). Political Dynamics of Transnational Agrarian Movements (Agrarian Change and Peasant Studies Series, 5). Halifax: Fernwood
  • S.M. Borras, P. McMichael & I. Scoones (Ed.). (2011). Biofuels, Land and Agrarian Change. London: Routledge
  • S.M. Borras, P. McMichael & I. Scoones (Ed.). (2011). The politics of biofuels, land and agrarian change. London: Routledge
  • S.M. Borras, M. Edelman, C. Kay, D. Yunuardy & V.T. Septianty (Ed.). (2010). Gerakan-gerakan agraria transnasional. Yogyakarta: STPN Press
  • S.M. Borras (Ed.). (2009). Critical Perspectives in Rural Development Studies (Critical Agrarian Studies). London: Routledge
  • S.M. Borras, E. Lahiff & C. Kay (Ed.). (2008). Market-Led Agrarian Reform: Critical Reflections on Neoliberal Land Policies and the Rural Poor. London: Routledge
  • S.M. Borras (2008). Competing Views and Strategies on Agrarian Reform ¿ volume 1: International Perspective. Honolulu, Manila: University of Hawaii Press, Ateneo de Manila University Press. Winner, National Book Award (Social Sciences), Philippines, 2009
  • S.M. Borras (2008). Competing Views and Strategies on Agrarian Reform ¿ volume 2: Philippine Perspective. Honolulu, Manila: University of Hawaii Press, Ateneo de Manila University Press. Winner, National Book Award (Social Sciences), Philippines, 2009
  • S.M. Borras, M. Edelman & C. Kay (Ed.). (2008). Transnational Agrarian Movements Confronting Globalization. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell
  • S.M. Borras (2007). Pro-Poor Land Reform: A Critique. Ottawa, Canada: University of Ottawa Press
  • H. Akram-Lodhi, S.M. Borras & C. Kay (Ed.). (2007). Land, Poverty and Livelihoods in an Era of Globalization: perspectives from developing and transition countries. London: Routledge
  • S.M. Borras (2005). La Via Campesina: Potret Gerakan Tani Transnasional. Bandung: Garis Pergarakan
  • J.C. Franco & S.M. Borras (Ed.). (2005). On Just Grounds: Struggling for Agrarian Justice and Citizenship Rights in the Rural Philippines. Amsterdam: Transnational Institute (TNI), in collaboration with Institute for Popular Democracy (IPD), Manila
  • S.M. Borras (1999). The Bibingka Strategy in land Reform Implementation: Autonomous Peasant Movements and State Reformists in the Philippines. Manila: Institute for Popular Democracy
  • S.M. Borras, M. Spoor & H. Veltmeyer (2017). Foreword. In Agrarian change, migration and development (pp. ix-xi). Halifax: Fernwood
  • S.M. Borras, M. Edelman, R. Hall, W. Wolford, I. Scoones & B. White (2017). Resistance, acquiescence or incorporation? An introduction to land grabbing and political reactions ‘from below’. In M. Edelman, R. Hall, S.M. Borras, I. Scoones, B. White & W. Wolford (Eds.), Global Land Grabbing and Political Reactions 'from Below' (Critical Agrarian Studies) (pp. 1-21). Abington, Oxon, UK: Routledge
  • M. Edelman, T. Weis, A. Baviskar, S.M. Borras, E. Holt-Gimenez, D. Kandiyoti & W. Wolford (2016). Introduction: critical perspectives on food sovereignty. In M. Edelman (Ed.), Critical Perspectives on Food Sovereignty. Global Agrarian Transformations, Vol. 2 (Critical Agrarian Studies) (pp. 1-21). London: Routledge
  • C. Wang, S.M. Borras & C. Hunsberger (2016). Contemporary Agrarian Transformation and Rural Development: Large-Scale Land Investments and the Question of Labour. In A. Black (Ed.), Towards Employment-Intensive Growth in South Africa (pp. 156-176). Cape Town: University of Cape Town (UCT) Press
  • M. Edelman, C. Oya & S.M. Borras (2015). Global Land Grabs: Historical Processes, Theoretical and Methodological Implications and Current Trajectories. In M. Edelman, C. Oya & S.M. Borras (Eds.), Global Land Grabs: History, Theory and Method (Thirdworlds) (pp. 1-15). London: Routledge
  • S.M. Borras & J.C. Franco (2015). Food, Justice, and Land. In R.J. Herring (Ed.), Oxford Handbook on Food, Politics and Society (pp. 253-272). Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • S.M. Borras & J.C. Franco (2015). Global Land Grabbing and Political Reactions 'From Below'. In M Edelman, C Oya & S.M. Borras (Eds.), Global Land Grabs: History, Theory and Method (Thirdworlds) (pp. 207-232). Abingdon, UK: Routledge
  • S.M. Borras, M. Spoor & H. Veltmeyer (2015). Series editors' foreword. In I. Scoones (Ed.), Sustainable Livelihoods and Rural Development (Agrarian Change and Peasant Studies series, 4) (pp. xiii-xv). Halifax, Winnipeg: Fernwood
  • B.N.F. White, S.M. Borras & R. Hall (2014). Land Reform. In V. Desai (Ed.), Companion to Development Studies (pp. 260-265). London: Routledge
  • M. Margulis, N. McKeon & S.M. Borras (2014). Introduction: Land Grabbing and Global Governance: Critical Perspectives. In M. Margulis, N. McKeon & S.M. Borras (Eds.), Land grabbing and Global governance (Rethinking Globalizations) (pp. 1-24). Abingdon, UK: Routledge
  • C. Hunsberger, S.M. Borras, J.C. Franco & C. Wang (2014). Large-Scale Land Transactions: Actors, Agency, Interactions. In K.C. Seto & A. Reenberg (Eds.), Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era (Strüngmann Forum Reports) (pp. 201-216). MA., USA: MIT Press
  • B.N.F. White, S.M. Borras & R. Hall (2014). Land Reform. In B. Currie-Alder (Ed.), International Development: Ideas, Experience and Prospects (pp. 479-494). Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • S.M. Borras, J.C. Franco & C. Wang (2014). The Challenge of Global Governance of Land Grabbing: Changing International Agricultural Context and Competing Political Views and Strategies. In M.E. Margulis, N. McKeon & S.M. Borras (Eds.), Land grabbing and Global governance (Rethinking Globalizations) (pp. 161-180). Abingdon, UK: Routledge
  • B. Mckay, A. Alonso Fradejas, C. Wang & S.M. Borras (2014). Contested Land Politics and Trajectories of Agrarian Change within an Emergent World Agro-commodity Regime: Insights from the BRICS and the Periphery. In W.D. Schanbacher (Ed.), The Global Food System: Issues and Solutions (pp. 211-242). Santa Barbara, California: Praeger
  • S.M. Borras & J.C. Franco (2014). From Threat to Opportunity? Problems with Codes of Conduct for Land Grabbing. In N Lambek, P Claeys & A Wong (Eds.), Rethinking Food Systems: structural challenges, new strategies and the law (pp. 147-162). Springer
  • S.M. Borras, J.C. Franco, C. Kay & M. Spoor (2014). Land grabbing in Latin America and the Caribbean, viewed from a broader international perspective. In S. Gómez (Ed.), The Land Market in Latin America and the Caribbean: Concentration and Foreignization (pp. 21-58). Santiago: FAO
  • S.M. Borras, J.C. Franco, G.M. Gomez, C. Kay & M. Spoor (2013). Land grabbing in Latin America and the Caribbean. In B. White, S.M. Borras, R. Hall, I. Scoone & W. Wolford (Eds.), The new enclosures: critical perspectives on corporate land deals. London: Routledge
  • S.M. Borras, M. Spoor & H. Veltmeyer (2013). Preface. In J.D. van der Ploeg (Ed.), Peasants and the Art of Farming: A Chayanovian Approach (Agrarian Change and Peasant Studies Series) (pp. ix-x). Halifax, Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing
  • S.M. Borras, J.C. Franco, C. Kay & M. Spoor (2013). El acaparamiento de tierras en América Latina y el Caribe visto desde una perspectiva internacional más amplia. In F. Soto Baquero & S. Gómez (Eds.), Reflexiones sobre la concentracion y extranjerizacion de la tierra en America Latina y el Caribe (pp. 15-68). Santiago, Chile: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • J.D. van der Ploeg, J.C. Franco & S.M. Borras (2013). Land concentration, land grabbing and people’s struggles in Europe: an overview. In J.C. Franco & S.M. Borras (Eds.), Land concentration, land grabbing and people’s struggles in Europe (pp. 1-24). Amsterdam: Transnational Institute
  • S.M. Borras (2013). Foreword. In O Pye & J Bhattacharya (Eds.), The Palm Oil Controversy in Southeast Asia: A Transnational Perspective (pp. vii-xii). Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • B.N.F. White, S.M. Borras, R. Hall, I. Scoones & W. Wolford (2013). The new enclosures: critical perspectives on corporate land deals. In B.N.F. White (Ed.), The new enclosures: critical perspectives on corporate land deals. London: Routledge
  • W. Wolford, S.M. Borras, R. Hall, I. Scoones & B.N.F. White (2013). Governing Global Land Deals: The Role of the State in the Rush for Land. In Wendy Wolford et al. (Ed.), Governing Global Land Deals: The Role of the State in the Rush for Land (pp. 1-22). UK: Wiley Blackwell
  • S.M. Borras, J.C. Franco & C. Wang (2013). The Challenge of Global Governance of Land Grabbing: Changing International Agricultural Context and Competing Political Views and Strategies. In M Margulis, N McKeon & S.M. Borras (Eds.), Land Grabbing and Global Governance (pp. 161-180). London and New York: Routledge
  • M. Margulis, N. McKeon & S.M. Borras (2013). Introduction: Land Grabbing and Global Governance: Critical Perspectives. In M Margulis, N Mckeon & S.M. Borras (Eds.), Land Grabbing and Global Governance (Rethinking Globalizations, 37) (pp. 1-24). London and New York: Routledge
  • S.M. Borras, M. Spoor & H. Veltmeyer (2013). Preface. In P. McMichael (Ed.), Food Regimes and Agrarian Questions (Agrarian Change and Peasant Studies) (pp. xi-xii). Halifax, Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing
  • S.M. Borras & J.C. Franco (2013). Philippines: antecedents et defis des mouvements paysans contemporains. In L. Deccourt (Ed.), Etat des resistances dans le Sud: Les mouvements paysans (Alternatives Sud, Volume 20-2013/4) (pp. 205-213). Paris: Centre Trocontinental et Editions Syllepse
  • S.M. Borras, J.C. Franco, S. Gomez, C. Kay & M. Spoor (2013). Land grabbing in Latin America and the Caribbean. In B. White, S.M. Borras, R. Hall, I. Scoones & W. Wolford (Eds.), The New Enclosures: Critical Perspectives on Corporate Land Deals (pp. 227-254). London, New York: Routledge
  • S.M. Borras & J.C. Franco (2012). Land Use. In H.K. Anheier & M. Juergensmeyer (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Global Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
  • S.M. Borras, P. McMichael & I. Scoones (2011). The politics of biofuels and agrarian change: an introduction. In S.M. Borras, P. McMichael & I. Scoones (Eds.), The politics of biofuels, land and agrarian change (pp. 1-18). London: Routledge
  • S.M. Borras (2011). Contemporary land policies and land struggles. In H. Veltmeyer (Ed.), The Critical Development Studies: Tools for Change (pp. 178-180). London: Pluto
  • S.M. Borras & J.C. Franco (2011). Redistributing land in the Philippines: social movements and state reformers. In J. Gaventa & R. McGee (Eds.), Citizen Action and National Policy Making Change Happen (pp. 69-88). London: Zed
  • S.M. Borras (2011). Políticas contemporáneas sobre tierra y luchas por la tierra. In H. Veltmeyer (Ed.), Herramientas para el cambio: Manual para los estudios críticos del desarrollo (pp. 259-261). La Paz, Bolivia: Postgrado en Ciencias del Desarrollo Universidad Mayor de San Andrés; Plural Editores
  • S.M. Borras (2010). Transnational Agrarian Movements Campaigning for Land and Citizenship Rights. In J. Gaventa & R. Tandon (Eds.), Globalizing citizens the new dynamics of inclusion and exclusion. London: Zed
  • S.M. Borras, M. Edelman & C. Kay (2010). Gerakan-gerakan agraria transnasional: Asal-Muasal, Politik, Kampanye dan Pengaruhnya. In S.M. Borras, M. Edelman & C. Kay (Eds.), Gerakan-Gerakan Agraria Transnasional. Yogyakarta: STPN Press
  • A.H. Akram-Lodhi, S.M. Borras & C. Kay (2007). Neoliberal globalization, land and poverty: implications for public action. In A.H. Akram-Lodhi, S.M. Borras & C. Kay (Eds.), Land, poverty and livelihoods in an era of globalization : perspectives from developing and transition countries (pp. 383-398). London: Routledge
  • S.M. Borras, C. Kay & A.H. Akram-Lodhi (2007). Agrarian Reform and Rural Development: Historical Overview and Current Issues. In A.H. Akram-Lodhi, S.M. Borras & C. Kay (Eds.), Land, poverty and livelihoods in an era of globalization : perspectives from developing and transition countries (pp. 1-40). London: Routledge
  • S.M. Borras, D. Carranza & R. Reyes (2007). Land, poverty and state-society interaction in the Philippines. In A.H. Akram-Lodhi, S.M. Borras & C. Kay (Eds.), Land, poverty and livelihoods in an era of globalization : perspectives from developing and transition countries (pp. 119-151). London: Routledge
  • S.M. Borras (2006). Integración regional y competencia en el sureste asiático; persistente pobreza y desigualdad en Filipinas: consideraciones desde el campo. In M. Spoor & S. Golden (Eds.), Regionalismo y desarrollo en asia: procesos, modelos y tendencias (pp. 133-165). Barcelona: CIDOB with Ediciones Bellatera
  • S.M. Borras (2006). The Underlying Assumptions, Theory, and Practice of Neoliberal Land Policies. In P. Rosset, R. Patel & M. Courville (Eds.), Promised Land: Competing Visions of Agrarian Reform (pp. 99-128). Oakland: Food First Books
  • S.M. Borras (2006). É possível implementar a reforma redistributiva através de esquemas de transferência voluntária de terra com base no mercado? Evidências e lições das Filipinas. In S. Sauer & J.M. Mendes Pereira (Eds.), Capturando a terra: Banco Mundial, políticas neoliberais e reforma agrária de mercado (pp. 131-167). Sao Paulo: Editora Expressão Popular
  • J.C. Franco & S.M. Borras (2005). Perubahan Pola-pola Mobilisasi Petani untuk Tanah dan Demokrasi di Filipina. In N. Fauzi (Ed.), Gerakan-gerakan Rakyat Dunia Ketiga (pp. 227-276). Yogyakarta: Resistbook
  • J.C. Franco & S.M. Borras (2005). Editors' Introduction : Changing Patterns in Peasant Mobilizations for Land and Democracy. In J.C. Franco & S.M. Borras (Eds.), On just grounds : struggling for agrarian justice and citizenship rights in the rural Philippines (pp. 1-44). Amsterdam: Transnational Institute (TNI)
  • S.M. Borras (2005). Markets, Land Redistribution and Rural Social Movements in the Philippines. In K.B. Ghimire (Ed.), Civil society and the market question : dynamics of rural development and popular mobilization (pp. 227-270). New York: Macmillan/Palgrave Press
  • S.M. Borras & J.C. Franco (2005). Conclusion : Current Dilemmas and Challenges. In J.C. Franco & S.M. Borras (Eds.), On just grounds : struggling for agrarian justice and citizenship rights in the rural Philippines (pp. 263-302). Amsterdam: Transnational Institute (TNI)
  • S.M. Borras (2001). Agrarian Reform in the Philippines: Relatively Vibrant Land Redistribution Amidst Less-Than-Dynamic Agricultural Transformation. In H. Morales & J. Putzel (Eds.), Power in the Village: Agrarian Reform, Rural Politics, Institutional Change and Globalization (pp. 245-322). Manila: University of the Philippines Press
  • S.M. Borras. Rethinking Redistributive Land Reform: Struggles for Land and Power in the Philippines. Maastricht (373 pag.) (Maastricht: Shaker Publishing) Prom./coprom.: .
  • S.M. Borras. Rethinking redistributive land reform: land and power in the Philippines. ISS (Maastricht: Shaker Publishers) Prom./coprom.: prof.dr. B.N.F. White & prof.dr. C. Kay.
  • S.M. Borras, T. Moreda, A. Alonso-Fradejas & Z.W. Brent (Eds.). (2018) Third World Quarterly.
  • B. Cousins, S.M. Borras, S. Sauer & J. Ye (Ed.). (2018). BRICS and MICS: Implications for Global Agrarian Transformation (journal special issue). (vol. 15, no. 1). London: Globalizations journal
  • E. Corbera, C. Hunsberger, C. Vaddanaphuti & S.M. Borras (Eds.). (2017) Canadian Journal of Development Studies/Revue canadienne d'études du développement, 38(3).
  • M. Edelman, R. Hall, S.M. Borras, I. Scoones, B. White & W. Wolford (Ed.). (2017). Global Land Grabbing and Political Reactions 'from Below' (Critical Agrarian Studies). Abington, Oxon, UK: Routledge
  • S.M. Borras (2016). Land politics, agrarian movements and scholar-activism. . Inaugural lecture delivered by Prof. Saturnino M. Borras Jr. on 14 April 2016. (2016, april 14). The Hague: International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
  • M. Edelman, J.C. Scott, A. Baviskar, S.M. Borras, D. Kandiyoti, E. Holt-Gimenez, T. Weis & W. Wolford (Ed.). (2016). Critical Perspectives on Food Sovereignty (Global Agrarian Transformations, 2). London: Routledge
  • M. Edelman, C. Oya & S.M. Borras (Ed.). (2015). Global Land Grabs: History, Theory and Method (ThirdWorlds). London: Routledge
  • M. Edelman, C. Oya & S.M. Borras (Eds.). (2014) Third World Quarterly, 34(9).
  • M. Edelman, J.C. Scott, A. Baviskar, S.M. Borras, D. Kandiyoti, E. Holt-Gimenez, T. Weis & W. Wolford (Eds.). (2014) Journal of Peasant Studies, 41(6).
  • M. Margulis, N. McKeon & S.M. Borras (Ed.). (2014). Land Grabbing and Global Governance (Rethinking Globalizations). Abingdon, UK: Routledge
  • J.C. Franco & S.M. Borras (Ed.). (2013). Land grabbing, land concentration and people’s resistance in Europe. Amsterdam: Transnational Institute
  • S.M. Borras, W. Wolford, R. Hall, I. Scoones & B.N.F. White (Ed.). (2013). Governing Global Land Deals: The Role of the State in the Rush for Land. UK: Wiley Blackwell
  • B.N.F. White, S.M. Borras, R. Hall, I. Scoones & W. Wolford (Ed.). (2013). The political economy of contemporary corporate land deals. London: Routledge
  • S.M. Borras, M.E. Margulis & N. McKeon (Ed.). (2013). Land grabbing and global governance. London: Routledge
  • W. Wolford, S.M. Borras, R. Hall, I. Scoones & B.N.F. White (Ed.). (2013). Development and Change special issue Vol. 44, No. 2: Governing Global Land Deals: The Role of the State in the Rush for Land. The Hague: International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
  • M. Margulis, N. McKeon & S.M. Borras (Ed.). (2013). Land grabbing and global governance. London: Globalizations journal special issue

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