The articles are introduced and contextualized by Shahra Razavi. She weaves together the findings and arguments of contributions which look at the implications of the current neoliberal policy agenda for a number of specific regions. Topics covered range from policy discussions about women s land rights in sub–Saharan Africa to land tenure reforms and women s interests in Tanzania; and from new prospects with respect to gender and land rights in India, to agrarian reform to rural social movements and women s land rights in Brazil.
This is a timely collection, in which careful empirical analysis is presented with analytical power and clarity. The papers are provocative, refreshingly original and richly informative.
2. Agrarian Change, Gender and Land Rights: Shahra Razavi (United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Geneva).
3. Global Capitalism, Deflation and Agrarian Crisis in Developing Countries: Utsa Patnaik (Jawaharlal Nehru University).
4. Policy Discourses on Women s Land Rights in Sub–Saharan Africa: The Implications of the Re–turn to the Customary: Anne Whitehead (University of Sussex) and Dzodzi Tsikata (University of Ghana).
5. Piety in the Sky? Gender Policy and Land Reform in South Africa: Cherryl Walker.
6. Securing Women s Interests within Land Tenure Reforms: Recent Debates in Tanzania: Dzodzi Tsikata (lives in Durham).
7. Gender and Land Rights Revisited: Exploring New Prospects via the State, Family and Market: Bina Agarwal (University of Delhi).
8. The Cry for Land: Agrarian Reform, Gender and Land Rights in Uzbekistan: Deniz Kandiyoti (University of London).
9. Women s Land Rights and Rural Social Movements in the Brazilian Agrarian Reform: Carmen Diana Deere (Universty of Massachusetts).