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Online course: Pastoralism and Uncertainty
PASTRES has produced an online course on ‘Pastoralism and Uncertainty’ based on our PhD programme. This open access course introduces key concepts, debates and real-life cases related to pastoralism around the world, for people to study at their own pace.
On the Move: A Bibliography on Pastoralism Research, Institute of Development Studies, 1970-2020
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IDS, March 2020
IDS Bulletin: Fifty Years of Research on Pastoralism and Development
edited by Ian Scoones, May 2020
Books and book chapters
Scoones, I. (ed.) (2023) Pastoralism, Uncertainty and Development. Practical Action Publishing (OPEN ACCESS)
Nori, M. and Farinella, D. (2020) Lessons from the Mountains: Mobility and migrations in Euro-Mediterranean agro-pastoralism, Chapter in Rye, J.F. and O’Reilly, K. (eds.) International Labour Migration to Europe’s Rural Regions, Routledge (OPEN ACCESS)
Nori, M. and Farinella, D. (2020) Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development, IMISCOE short reader
Lind, J., Okenwa, D. and Scoones, I (eds.) (2020) The Politics of Land, Resources & Investment in Eastern Africa’s Pastoral Drylands, Suffolk: James Curry
Scoones, I. and Stirling, A. (2020) The Politics of Uncertainty: Challenges and Transformation, London: Routledge
Scoones, I. and Pappagallo, L. (2020) On the Move: A Bibliography on Pastoralism Research, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, 1970-2020. Brighton: IDS
Luisi, D. and Nori, M (2019) Foreigners in Alpine to Apennine ‘inner areas’ : the evidence of a territorial public policy, in Perlik, M.; Galera, G.; Machold, I. and Membretti, A. (eds.) Alpine refugees : immigration at the core of Europe, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars
Nori, M. (2018) Migration, Agriculture and Rural Territories in the Mediterranean, Mediterra 2018: Migration and Inclusive Rural Development in the Mediterranean, Paris: CIHEAM
Nori, M. (2018) Rural Migrations and Mediterranean Agricultural Systems, IEMed Mediterranean Yearbook 2018, Barcelona: IEMed
Maru, Natasha (2022) Haal haal ne haal [Walk, walk and walk]: exploring the pace of pastoral mobility among the Rabari pastoralists of western India
Mohamed, Tahira Shariff (2022) The role of the moral economy in response to uncertainty among Borana pastoralists of Northern Kenya, Isiolo County
Pappagallo, Linda (2022) “Partir pour Rester?” To leave in order to stay? The role of absence and institutions in accumulation by pastoralists in Southern Tunisia
Simula, Giulia (2022) Pastoralism 100 ways: navigating different market arrangements in Sardinia
Tadesse, Masresha Taye (2022) Financialisation of risk among the Borana pastoralists of Ethiopia: practices of integrating livestock insurance in responding to risk
Tsering, Palden (Huadancairang) (2022) Institutional hybridity: rangeland governance in Amdo, Tibet
Johnson, L., Mohamed, T., Scoones, I. and Taye, M. (2023) Uncertainty in the drylands: Rethinking in/formal insurance from pastoral East Africa, Environment & Planning A: Economy and Space
Tsering, P. (2023) Tibetan buddhist monastery-based rangeland governance in Amdo Tibet, China, Land Use Policy, vol 131
Scoones, I. (2023) Confronting Uncertainties in Pastoral Areas: Transforming Development from Control to Care, Social Anthropology
Unks, R. (2022) Instrumentalizing pastoralism? Understanding hybrid tenure and governance in Ilkisongo Maasai land of southern Kenya, Political Geography 99, 102712
Nori, M. (2022). Redressing Policy Making in Pastoral Areas of the Mediterranean Region. Journal of Policy & Governance, 02(01):21-32
Scoones, I. (2022) Livestock, methane and climate change: The politics of global assessments. WIRES Climate Change
Maru N., Nori M., Scoones, Semplici G. and Triandafyllidou A. (2022) Embracing uncertainty: rethinking migration policy through pastoralists’ experiences, Comparative Migration Studies
Tasker, A. and Scoones, I. (2022) High Reliability Knowledge Networks: Responding to Animal Diseases in a Pastoral Area of Northern Kenya, The Journal of Development Studies.
Caravani, M., Lind, J., Sabates-Wheeler, R. and Scoones, I. (2021) Providing social assistance and humanitarian relief: The case for embracing uncertainty, Development Policy Review.
Lind, J. (2021) Enclaved or enmeshed? Local governance of oil finds in Turkana, Kenya. Geoforum.
Nori, M. (2021) Integrating immigrant workforce in European pastoralism: reality, policy and practices, Italian Review of Agricultural Economics, 76(1): 49-58.
Leach, M.; MacGregor, H.; Ripoll, S.; Scoones, I. and Wilkinson, A. (2021) Rethinking disease preparedness: incertitude and the politics of knowledge, Critical Public Health, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2021.1885628
Leach, M.; MacGregor, H.; Scoones, I. and Wilkinson, A. (2021) Post-pandemic transformations: How and why COVID-19 requires us to rethink development, World Development, 138
Semplici, G. and McCabe, T.J. (2021) ‘Review of ‘ Remembering Turkana: Material Histories and Contemporary Livelihoods in North-Western Kenya.’ and the thoughts it provoked in a dialogue between Greta Semplici and J. Terrence McCabe, Journal of Nomadic Peoples 25(1):158-164.
Scoones, I. (2020) Pastoralists and peasants: perspectives on agrarian change, The Journal of Peasant Studies, DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2020.1802249
Giulia Simula, Tsering Bum, Domenica Farinella, Natasha Maru, Tahira Shariff Mohamed, Masresha Taye & Palden Tsering (2020) COVID-19 and pastoralism: reflections from three continents, The Journal of Peasant Studies, DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2020.1808969
Stirling, A. and Scoones, I. (2020) COVID-19 and the Futility of Control in the Modern World, Issues in Science and Technology, 36(4) Summer 2020: 25-27.
Semplici, G. and Nori, M. (2020) ‘Review of Crossing Boundaries: Legal and Policy Arrangements for Cross-Border Pastoralism by Jonathan Davies, Claire Ogali, Lydia Slobodian, Guyo Roba, Razingrim Ouedraogo’. Pastoralism 10 (1): 11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13570-020-00168-z
Semplici, G. and Nori, M. (2020) Review of Crossing boundaries: Legal and policy arrangements for cross-border pastoralism by Jonathan Davies, Claire Ogali, Lydia Slobodian, Guyo Roba, Razingrim Ouedraogo, Pastoralism, 10(11)
Maru, N. (2020) A Relational View of Pastoral (im)mobilities, Nomadic Peoples 24 (2)
Nori, M and López-i-Gelats, F. (2020) Pastoral migrations and generational renewal in the Mediterranean, Economia Agraria y Recursos Naturales, Spanish Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 20(02), December.
Pappagallo, L and Semplici, G. (2020) Methodological Mess: Doing Research in Contexts of High Variability, Nomadic Peoples 24 (2)
Mohamed, T.; Taye, M.; Maru, N. Tsering, P.; Bum, T.; Simula, G. and Farinella, D. (2020) COVID-19 and Pastoralism: Reflections from Three Continents, The Journal of Peasant Studies, DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2020.1808969
Scoones, I (2020) Pastoralists and Peasants: Perspectives on Agrarian Change, The Journal of Peasant Studies, DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2020.1802249
Nori, M. and Scoones, I. (2019) Pastoralism, Uncertainty and Resilience: Global Lessons from the Margins, Pastoralism 9 (10)
Scoones, I. (2018) Review of The End of Desertification? Disputing Environmental Change in the Drylands by Roy H. Behnke and Michael Mortimore, Pastoralism 8(26)
Rossi, M,; Rembold, F.; Bolognesi, M.; Nori, M.; Mureithi, S. and Nyberg, G. (2018) Mapping Land Enclosures and Vegetation Cover Changes in the Surroundings of Kenya’s Dadaab Refugee Camps with Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery, Land Degradation and Development, 3 (30)
Gongbuzeren.; Huntsinger, L. and Li, W. (2018). Rebuilding pastoral social-ecological resilience on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau in response to changes in policy, economics, and climate, Ecology and Society 23(2)
Gongbuzeren.; Zhang, Z. and Wu, J. (2019) How do Market-Based Rangeland Institutional Reforms affect Herders Engagement with Credit Loans within the Pastoral Regions of the Tibetan Plateau?, Journal of Rural Studies 73
Roe, E. (2023) When Complex is as Simple as it Gets: Guide for Recasting Policy and Management in the Anthropocene, IDS Working Paper 589.
Dessi, A. (2023) Uncertainty and the pastoral schools in the expanded European region, EUI Working Paper.
Nori, M. (2022) Assessing the policy frame in pastoral areas of Europe, EUI Working Paper. In French | Italian | Spanish
Nori, M. (2022) Assessing the policy frame in pastoral areas of Sub-Saharan Africa, EUI Working Paper
Nori, M. (2022) Assessing the policy frame in pastoral areas of West Asia and North Africa, EUI Working Paper
Nori, M. (2022) Assessing the policy frame in pastoral areas of Asia, EUI Working Paper
Scoones, I. (2022) What is Environmental Degradation, What Are Its Causes, and How to Respond?, IDS Working Paper 577, Institute of Development Studies
Nori, M. (2021) The evolving interface between pastoralism and uncertainty: reflecting on cases from three continents, EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2021/16, San Domenico di Fiesole: European University Institute
Nori, M., (2019) Herding Through Uncertainties – Regional Perspectives. Exploring the interfaces of pastoralists and uncertainty. Results from a literature review, EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2019/68, San Domenico di Fiesole: European University Institute
Nori, M., (2019) Herding Through Uncertainties – Principles and Practices. Exploring the interfaces of pastoralists and uncertainty. Results from a literature review, EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2019/69, San Domenico di Fiesole: European University Institute
Scoones, I. (2019) What is Uncertainty and Why Does it Matter? STEPS Working Paper 105, Brighton: ESRC STEPS Centre
Roe, E. (2019) A New Policy Narrative for Pastoralism? Pastoralists as Reliability Professionals and Pastoralist Systems as Infrastructure, STEPS Working Paper 113, Brighton: ESRC STEPS Centre
6 briefings on pastoralism and biodiversity, 2022.
Nori, M. (2022) Managing variability, governing security – How do policies affect livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa drylands? Global Governance Programme Policy Brief, Italy: European University Institute
Nori, M. (2022) Greening on paper – Does European agricultural policy work for pastoralists? Global Governance Programme Policy Brief, Italy: European University Institute
Briefing and info sheets on livestock and climate change, 2021.
Nori, M. and Triandafyllidou, A. (2019) Mediterranean Interfaces: Agriculture, Rural Development and Migration: Forward-Looking Policies and Programmes for an Integrated Approach, Global Governance Programme Policy Brief, Italy: European University Institute
Taye, M.; Alulu, V.; Gobu, W. and Jensen, N. (2019) Livestock Insurance Payouts and Coping Strategies of Pastoralists During Drought. ILRI Research Brief 90, Nairobi: International Livestock Research Institute
Corrado, A.; Nori, M.; Caruso, F.; Lo Cascio, M.; Palumbo, L. and Triandafyllidou, A. (2018) Is Italian Agriculture a ‘Pull Factor’ for Irregular Migration? If so, Why? Technical Report Open Society Policy Brief, Brussels: Open Society European Policy Institute
Scoones, I. (2022) Livestock, Climate and the Politics of Resources: a primer, Transnational Institute, October 2022
Houzer, E. and Scoones, I. (2021) Are livestock bad for the planet? Rethinking the protein transition and climate change debate, PASTRES, September 2021
Nori, M.; Triandafyllidou, A.; Hénaff, H.; Robert, C.; Castro, G.; Abdelali-Martini, M. and Provenzano, G. (2018) A Better Understanding of the Drivers and Impacts for Forward-looking Policies and Programmes, Forum on Agriculture, Rural Development and Migration in the Mediterranean, Italy: European University Institute
Corrado, A.; Nori, M.; Caruso, F.; Lo Cascio, M.; Palumbo, L. and Triandafyllidou, A. (2018) Is Italian Agriculture a ‘Pull Factor’ for Irregular Migration, if so Why? Policy Brief, Open Society Policy Brief, Brussels: Open Society European Policy Institute
Scoones, I. (2021) What bankers should learn from the traditions of pastoralism, AEON Essays, March 12 2021.
Lind, J.; Okenwa, D. and Scoones, I. (2020) Global investment in dryland Eastern Africa has accentuated inequalities and social difference, Africa at LSE, October 2020.
Nori, M. (2020) Living with the new coronavirus: learning from pastoralists, EUIdeas, April 2nd 2020
Semplici, Greta. (2020) ‘Resilience in Action. Local Practices and Development/Humanitarian Policies. A Review of Resilience in the Drylands of Turkana.’ London: Research and Evidence Facility (REF).