Southeast Asian Rural Studies

We're pleased to present a unique collaborative promotion between The Journal of Peasant Studies and Canadian Journal of Development Studies.

Both impactful and well-respected titles within their fields, we find it only natural that these two titles sit together within this 'virtual special issue' collaboration. - Routledge Development Studies

'The articles in these two special issues are concerned with continuities and ruptures in processes of agrarian-environmental change in Southeast Asia. While climate change dominates the cases in one special issue and extraction via land-grabbing dominates those of the other, none of the authors takes conventional views of their specific research sites. Rather, the strength of these cases is that the authors bring new theoretical approaches, collaborative sensibilities, and hybrid perspectives on socio-natural histories and resource politics together with long-held concerns with the fates of smallholders, commodity productions under varied and opposing regimes, and a panoply of agrarian resources and activities including and beyond agriculture. Many will become the new classics in Southeast Asian rural studies.'
Nancy Lee Peluso University of California, Berkeley

The below special issues are free to read in their entirety online until the end of 2017.
We hope that you enjoy reading this unique collection.

Southeast Asian Perspectives on Agrarian-Environmental Transformations

The Journal of Peasant Studies

This introduction to the collection seeks to determine to what extent the specialist regional literature on agrarian and environmental transformations in Southeast Asia has responded to land grab studies, and how scholarship on Southeast Asia contributed to the broader field. Begin reading. 

Climate Change Policies, Land Grabbing and Conflict: Perspectives from Southeast Asia

Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d’études du développement

The contributions in this special issue aim to shed light on the interconnections between environmental and agrarian processes, and social conflict, in the specific context of land interventions driven by climate change or economic development policies, with case studies as the main method of enquiry. One article is global in scope while the rest provide rich empirical evidence from a number of Southeast Asian countries. Begin reading.