Globalizations Special Issue - BRICS and MICS: Implications for Global Agrarian Transformation

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Globalizations journal, Volume 15, 2018 - Issue 1: BRICS and MICS: Implications for Global Agrarian Transformation
Guest Editors: Ben Cousins, Saturnino M Borras Jr., Sergio Sauer and Ye Jingzhong

The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) countries are emerging as key sites of agricultural commodity production, distribution, circulation, and consumption, contributing to major shifts in the character of regional and global agro-food systems. Their growing importance within the world food economy presents new challenges for scholars, activists, policy-makers, and development practitioners. The articles in this collection are located in their wider context, and the significance of their insights for a longer term research agenda within critical agrarian studies is explored. Four key themes are discussed: processes of agrarian change under way within BRICS countries; the role and impacts of BRICS countries in their respective regions; the rising importance of middle-income countries (MICs) within global and regional agro-food systems; and how the recent emergence of forms of populism, authoritarianism, and combinations of these two (i.e. ‘authoritarian populism’) is linked to the rise of the BRICS.

Ruth Hall, Ben Cousins, Sérgio Sauer, Moisés V. Balestro & Sergio Schneider, Clara Craviotti, Ben M. McKay, Fabiano Escher, Jingzhong Ye, Gustavo de L. T. Oliveira, Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Juan Liu, Zhen Hu, Hua Li, Chunyu Wang, Yunan Xu, Jennifer C. Franco, Ratha Thuon, Elyse N. Mills


(2017) Agrarian Extractivism in Bolivia – World Development

(2017) How biofuel policies backfire – Energy Policy

(2016) Bolivia's Soy Complex: The Development of Productive Exclusion - Journal of Peasant Studies

(2016) The Political Economy of Sugarcane Flexing - Journal of Peasant Studies

(2015) Soberanía Alimentaria: Luchas y Amenazas - Cuestión Agraria

(2014) The State of Food Sovereignty in Latin America - Journal of Peasant Studies


Ben McKay, PhD

Assistant Professor of Development and Sustainability

Department of Anthropology and Archaeology

University of Calgary