Ian Scoones

Ian Scoones is a professorial fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, and co-director of the ESRC STEPS Centre. Email: ians@ids.ac.uk

Mongolian pastoralists

COP26: Two worlds talked past each other – or never even met

I of course had very limited exposure to the thousands of simultaneous events. But my sense was that there was little meaningful interchange between different positions. Two worlds talked past each other or – because of restricted access, problems with visas and the high costs of attending –- never even met.

November 11, 2021

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Land reform in the UK: Reporting from the mass trespass

The secret has been exposed, people have rediscovered the value of the countryside during the pandemic and the debate has become even more pressing as further restrictive measures are proposed for those who most rely on mobility and access in the countryside.

October 25, 2021

Confronting Authoritarian Populism: The Rural Dimension

Authoritarian populism is on the rise. Whether in Brazil, Hungary, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Africa, Turkey, France, the US and many other countries. Regressive, nationalist, sometimes with religious inflections, it is a diverse, global phenomenon.

January 30, 2018