Land Publications

During their time at the ISS, team members co-authored several new books together, secured a new Cornell University Press series for social science scholarship, entitled Land: New Perspectives on Territory, Development, and the Environment, and produced over 70 publications to date.


Craib, Raymond. “Egotopia,” Counterpunch, Aug 23, 2018.

Geisler, Charles. “Shatter Zone Democracy? What Rising Sea Level and Inland Human Migration Portend for Future Governance.” In Defining Landscape Democracy: A Path to Spatial Justice. Egoz, S., K. Jørgensen and D. Ruggeri, (eds). Cheltenam: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.  2018.

Gustafsson, Karin, Steven Wolf and Anurag Agrawal. “Science-Policy-Practices Interfaces: Emergent Knowledge and Monarch Butterfly Conservation.” Environmental Policy and Governance, 27(6): 521-533, 2017. DOI: 10.1002/eet.1792.

Scoones, Ian, Marc Edelman, Santurnino M. Borras Jr., Ruth Hall, Wendy Wolford and Ben White. “Emancipatory Rural Politics: Confronting Authoritarian Populism.” Journal of Peasant Studies, 45(1): 1-20, 2018.


Bonanno, Alessandro and Steven Wolf (eds). Resistance to the Neoliberal Agri-Food Regime: A Critical Analysis. London: Routledge/Earthscan. 2017.

Bonanno, Alessandro and Steven Wolf. “Introduction.” In Resistance to the Neoliberal Agri-Food Regime: A Critical Analysis. Bonanno, C. and S. Wolf (eds). London: Routledge/Earthscan. 2017.

Bonanno, Alessandro and Steven Wolf. “Conclusion: The Contradictions of Resistance to Neoliberal Agri-Food.” In Resistance to the Neoliberal Agri-Food Regime: A Critical Analysis. Bonanno, C. and S. Wolf (eds). Routledge/Earthscan, London. 2017.

Craib, Raymond. “Decolonization and Cartography.” In Decolonizing the Map: Cartography from Colony to Nation. J. Akerman (ed). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2017.

Geisler, Charles and Ben Currens. “Impediments to Inland Resettlement under Conditions of Accelerated Sea Level Rise.” Land Use Policy, 66: 322-33, 2017.

Geisler, Charles and Spencer Schwartz. “New Vortices of Power: The Alliance between Trans-National Corporations and Private Military Security Companies in the Katanga District, DRC.” In The Jackals of Westphalia? Non-state Challenges in a Re-ordered World. Ruzza, S., Anja P. Jakobi and Charles C. Geisler (eds). London: Routledge. 2017.

Edelman, Marc. Global Land Grabbing and Political Reactions ‘from Below, Edited by Marc Edelman, Ruth Hall, Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Ian Scoones, Ben White, Wendy Wolford. London: Routledge. 2017.

Edelman, Marc and Wendy Wolford. “Introduction: Critical Agrarian Studies in Theory and Practice,” Antipode: A Radical Journey of Geography, 49(4): 959-976. DOI: 10.1111/anti.12326. 2017.

Munck af Rosenschöld, J., and S. Wolf. “Toward projectified environmental governance? The case of the U.S. Regional Conservation Partnership Program,” Environment and Planning A. 49(2): 273-292. 2017.

Nadasdy, Paul. “Imposing Territoriality: First Nation Land Claims and the Transformation of Human-Environment Relations in the Yukon.”  In Ice Blink: Navigating Northern Environmental History. Bocking, S. and B. Martin (eds). Pp. 333-376. Calgary: University of Calgary Press. 2017.

Nadasdy, Paul. Soverignty’s Entailments: First Nation State Formation in the Yukon. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2017.

Pritchard, Sara. “The Trouble with Darkness: NASA’s Suomi Satellite Images of Earth at Night.” Environmental History, 22(2): 312-330, 2017.

Wang, Pu, Gregory Poe and Steven Wolf. “Payments for Ecosystem Services and Wealth Distribution.” Ecological Economics, 132: 63-68, 2017.

Wolf, Steven. “Accountability, Rationality, and Politics: Critical Analysis of Agri-environmental Policy Reform in USA.” In Resistance to the Neoliberal Agri-Food Regime: A Critical Analysis. Bonanno, C. and S. Wolf (eds). Routledge/Earthscan, London. 2017.

Wolford, Wendy, Sharad Chari, Susanne Friedberg, Jesse Ribot and Vinay Gidwani (Eds.). Other Geographies: The Influences of Michael Watts. John Wiley & Sons. 2017.

Wolford, Wendy. “Resistance, Acquiescence or Incorporation: Land Grabbing and Political Reactions ‘from below,’” in Journal of Peasant Studies. 2017.


Craib, Raymond. The Cry of the Renegade: Politics and Poetry in Interwar Chile. New York: Oxford University Press. 2016.

Geisler, Charles and David L. Kay. “Land Use Planning in an Era of Hyper-Security.” In International Handbook of Rural Studies. Shucksmith, M. and Brown, D. (eds). Routledge. 2016.

Kraft, Brandon and Steven Wolf. “Through the lens of accountability: Analyzing legitimacy in environmental governance.” Organization and Environment, 1-23, 2016.

Munck, Johan and Steven A. Wolf. “Toward Projectified Environmental Governance? The case of the U.S. Regional Conservation Partnership Program.” Environmental and Planning, 49(2): 273-292, 2016.

Nadasdy, Paul. “First Nations, Citizenship, and Animals, or Why Northern Indigenous People Might Not Want to Live in Zoopolis.” Canadian Journal of Political Science, 49(1): 1-20, 2016.

Pritchard, Sara, Steven A. Wolf, and Wendy Wolford. Co-editors “Knowledge and Politics of Land.” Special issue of Environment and Planning, 48(4): 616-625, 2016.

Ruzza, Stefano, Anja P. Jakobi and Charles Geisler (eds). The Jackals of Westphalia? Non-state Challenges in a Re-ordered World. London: Routledge. 2016.

Wang, Pu, Steven Wolf, Jesse Lassoie, Gregory Poe, Stephen Morreale, Xukun Su and Shikui Dong.Promise and reality of market-based environmental policies in China: Empirical analyses of the ecological restoration program on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau.” Global Environmental Change, 39: 35–44, 2016.

Wolford, Wendy. “The Casa and the Causa: Institutional Histories and Cultural Politics in Brazilian Land Reform.” Antipode, 49(4): 959-976, 2016.

Wolford, Wendy and  John French. Introduction, special issue “The Post-Neoliberal State: Intimate Studies of the Brazilian State.” Latin American Perspectives, 43(2): 4-21, 2016.

Wolford, Wendy, Sara Pritchard and Steven Wolf. “The Politics of Land Management.” Environment and Planning A, 48(4): 616-625, 2016.


Craib, Raymond. “Decolonization and Independence.” In The History of Cartography: Volume 6. The Twentieth Century. Monmonier, M. (ed). University of Chicago Press. 2015.

Geisler, Charlers. “Trophy Lands: Why Elites Acquire Land and Why it Matters.” Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d’études du développement, 36(2): 241-257, 2015.

Keene, Sara and Marygold Walsh-Dilley, Wendy Wolford and Charles Geisler. “A View from the Top: Examining Elites iFn Large-Scale Land Deals.” Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 36(2): 131-146, 2015.

Wolford, Wendy. “From Pangaea to Partnership: The Many Fields of Rural Development.” Sociology of Development, 1(2): 210-232, 2015.

Wolford, Wendy. “Global Land Deals,” for the Institute for Science and Global Policy, Proceedings from the workshop on Food and the Environment, held October 2014 at Cornell University, 2015.

Wolford, Wendy and Ryan Nehring. “Constructing Parallels: Brazilian Experts, Expertise and Commodification of Land, Labour and Capital in Mozambique.” Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 36(2): 208-223, 2015.

Wolford, Wendy and Marygold Walsh-Diley. Introduction, special issue “Rethinking Resilience.” Resilience: International Policies, Practices, and Discourses, 3(3), 2015.

Wolford, Wendy, Jun Borras, Marc Edelman, Ruth Hall, Ian Scoones and Ben White. Introduction, special issue “Politics from Below: Grassroots Responses to Land Deals.” Journal of Peasant Studies, 42(3): 467-488, 2015.


Craib, Raymond. “The Properties of Counterinsurgency: On Joel Wainwright’s Geopiracy.” Dialogues in Human Geography, 4: 1, 2014.

Craib, Raymond. “Sedentary Anarchists.” In Reassessing the Transnational Turn: Scales of Analysis in Anarchist and Syndicalist Studies.  Altena, B. and C. Bantman (eds). London: Routledge, 2014.

Craib, Raymond. “Mexico City Modern: A Review Essay.” Scapegoat: Architecture/Landscape/Political Economy, 6, 2014.

Geisler, Charles. “Green Zones from Above and Below: A Cautionary Tale.” In Greening the Red Zone: Vulnerability, Resilience, and Urgent Biophilia. Tidball, K. and M. Krasney (eds). Pp. 203-214. Springer, 2014.

Geisler, Charles and Ben Currens. “‘Peak Farmland’: Revealed Truth or Recreancy?” Research in Social Problems and Public Policy, 21: 177-199, 2014.

Geisler, Charles and Fouad Makki. “People, Power, and Land: New Enclosures on a Global Scale.” Rural Sociology 79 (1): 28-33, 2014.

Geisler, Charles. “Disowned by the Ownership Society: How Native Americans Lost Their Land.” Rural Sociology 79(1): 56-78, 2014.

Geisler, Charles, and David Kay. “Carpe Terra.” In Among Equals: The Spirit Level Anniversary Edition. Springer, 2014. (Online citation only – citation is complete).

Martin, Laura J. and Sara B. Pritchard. “Conservation: More than Inclusivity.Nature, 516: 37, 2014.

Wolf, Steven and Alessandro Bonnano (eds). The Neoliberal Regime in the Agri-Food Sector: Crisis, Resilience, and Restructuring. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Wolford, Wendy, Marc Edelman, James C. Scott, Amita Baviskar, Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Deniz Kandiyoti, Eric Holt-Gimenez and Tony Weis (eds). Introduction, special issue on “Critical Perspectives on Food Sovereignty.” Journal of Peasant Studies, 41(6): 911-931, 2014.

Zimmerman, Artur. “Violence Against Peasants in Latin America: Land Deals and the Food/Fuel Crop.” International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, 51: 117-142, 2014.


Craib, Raymond. “México Cartográfico: Una Historia de Límites Fijos y Paisajes Fugitivos,” Mexico City: Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas, published in translation, UNAM, 2013.

Geisler, Charles. “Disowned by the Ownership Society: How Native Americans Lost Their Land.” Rural Sociology, 79: 56-78, 2014.

Lu, Flora, Gabriela Valdivia and Wendy Wolford. “Local Perceptions of Environmental Crisis in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.” Conservation and Society, 11(1): 83-95, 2013.

Pritchard, Sara B. “Joining Environmental History with Science and Technology Studies: Promises, Challenges, and Contributions.” In New Natures: Joining Environmental History with Science and Technology Studies. Jørgensen, D.,  F. A. Jørgensen and S. B. Pritchard (eds). Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013.

Pritchard, Sara B. “An Envirotechnical Disaster at Fukushima: Nature, Technology and Politics.” In Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi: Social, Political and Environmental Issues. Hindmarsh, Richard (ed). New York: Routledge, 2013.

Pritchard, Sara B. “An Envirotechnical Disaster: Negotiating Nature, Technology, and Politics at Fukushima. In Japan at Nature’s Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power.  Miller, I. J., J. Thomas, and B.L. Walker (eds). Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2013.

Wang, Pu, Steven A. Wolf, James P. Lassoie, and Shikui Dong. “Compensation Policy for Displacement Caused by Dam Construction in China: An Institutional Analysis.” Geoforum, 48: 1–9, 2013.

Wolford, Wendy. “Moral Economies of Food Security and Protest in Latin America.” In Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability. Barrett, Christopher (ed)Oxford University Press, 2013.

Wolford, Wendy, Jun Borras, Ruth Hall, Ian Scoones and Ben White (eds). Governing Global Land Deals: The Role of the State in the Rush for Land. London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. (Introduction and chapters of this book were originally published as a special issue in Development and Change, March 2013).

Wolford, Wendy, Jun Borras, Ruth Hall, Ian Scoones and Ben White (eds) “Forum on Global Land Grabbing: A Discussion of Methodologies.” Journal of Peasant Studies, 38(2): 209-298, 2013.


Craib, Raymond, Mark Overmyer-Velázquez. “Migration and Labor in the Americas: Praxis, Knowledge and Nations.” Hispanic American Historical Review, 92: 2, 2012.

Geisler, Charles and Shelley Feldman. “Land Expropriation and Displacement in Bangladesh.” Journal of Peasant Studies, 39(3-4):971-993, 2012.

Geisler, Charles. “Green Zones from Above and Below: A Cautionary Tale.” In Greening the Red Zone: Vulnerability, Resilience, and Urgent Biophilia. Tidball, K. and M. Krasney (eds). Springer, 2012.

Geisler, Charles. “Nature Conservation and Environmental Management: Contested Natures in the US and UK.” In Rural Transformations and Rural Policies in the UK and USShucksmith, M., D. L. Brown, S. Shortall, J. Vergunst and M. Warner (eds). CUCAN, 2012.

Nadasdy, Paul. “Boundaries Among Kin: Sovereignty, the Modern Treaty Process, and the Rise of Ethno-Territorial Nationalism Among Yukon First Nations. Comparative Studies in Society and History, 54(3): 499-532, 2012.

Pritchard, Sara B. “From Hydroimperialism to Hydrocapitalism: ‘French’ Hydraulics in France, North Africa, and Beyond.” Social Studies of Science, 42(4): 591-615, 2012.

Pritchard, Sara B. “The Politics of Opting Out (Letter).” Conservation Biology, 26: 382–383, 2012.

White, Ben, Ruth Hall and Wendy Wolford. “The New Enclosures: Introduction to Special Issue.” Journal of Peasant Studies, 39(3/4):  619—647, 2012.

Wolf, Steven. “Agrienvironmental Policy, Rural Environments and the Fork in the Road: A Comparative Analysis of the US and the EU.” In Rural Transformations and Rural Policies in the UK and US. Shucksmith, M.,  D. L. Brown, S. Shortall, J. Vergunst and M. Warner (eds). New York: Routledge, 2012.

Wolf, Steven. “Forest Rights and Forest Fights: Working Forests in New York State.” Society and Natural Resources, 25(12): 1205-1220, 2012.

Wolf, Steven. “Temporal Dimensions of Governance: Critical Analysis of Projects as Analogues of Professions.” In  Short-termism and Sustainability: Changing Time-frames in Spatial Policy Interventions. Sjöblom, S., K. Andersson, T. Marsden and S. Skerratt. Ashgate, 2012.

Wolf, Steven. “Wise Use Movement.” In The Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability: Vol. 4. Natural Resources and Sustainability. Fredericks, S., L. Shen, S. Thompson and D. Vasey (eds). Pp. 499-500. Great Barrington: Berkshire Publishing, 2012.

Wolford, Wendy. “The New Enclosures: Critical Perspectives on Corporate Land Deals.” Introduction and editor with Ben White, Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Ruth Hall, and Ian Scoones. Journal of Peasant Studies, 39(3/4): 619-647, 2012.

Wolford, Wendy. “Environmental Crisis and the Production of Alternatives: Conservation Practice(s) in the Galapagos Islands.” In Science and Conservation in the Galapagos Islands: Frameworks and Perspectives. Walsh, S. and Mena, C.F. (eds). New York: Springer Press, 2012.

Zimmerman, Artur. “Affirmative Action and Regional Inclusion: UFABC’s Experience.” Revista Brasileira de Estudos Pedagógicos (Impresso), 93: 147-165, 2012.

Zimmerman, Artur. “Land Kills: The Brazilian Experience.” Population Review, 51: 41-58, 2012.

Updated March 27, 2018