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Peter Vandergeest (York Centre for Asian Research, and Geography, York University)

"Certification Standards and the Governance of Green Foods in Southeast Asia", 61-92. In J. Clapp and D. Fuchs (eds.) Corporate Power and Global Agrifood Governance.  Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009 with Steffanie Scott and Mary Young.

Politics of Decentralization: Natural Resource Management in Asia. Chiang Mai, Thailand: Mekong Press, 2009, with Chusak Wittayapak..

"New Concepts, New Natures?: Revisiting Commodities Production in Southern Thailand." Taking Southeast Asia to Market: Commodities, People and Nature in a Neoliberal Age. Eds. Joseph Nevins & Nancy Lee Peluso. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2008.

“Certification and Communities: Alternatives for Regulating the Environmental and Social Impacts of Shrimp Farming.” World Development 35.7 (207): 1152-1171.

“Catch of the Day.” Alternatives 30.2 (2004): 22-24.  (with Mike Skladany)

“Violence and the Blue Revolution: Industrial Shrimp Farming in Thailand and Honduras”. Violent Environments. Eds. Nancy Peluso & Michael Watts. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2001. (with Susan Stonich)

“A Political Ecology of Shrimp Aquaculture in Thailand”. Rural Sociology 64.4 (1999): 573-596.  (with Mark Flaherty and Paul Miller).

“Rice Paddy or Shrimp Pond: Tough Decisions in Rural Thailand”.  World Development 27.12 (1999): 2045‑2060. (with Mark Flaherty and Paul Miller).


Derek Hall (Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

“'Food with a Visible Face': Traceability and the Public Promotion of Private Governance in the Japanese Food System”. Geoforum (forthcoming 2010).

"The 2008 World Development Report and the Political Economy of Southeast Asian Agriculture". Journal of Peasant Studies 36(3): 603-609, 2009.

"Japanese Lessons and Transnational Forces: ODA and the Environment", 163-182. In D. Leheny and K. Warren (eds.) Japanese Aid and the Construction of Global Development: Inescapable Solutions. London and New York: Routledge, 2009.

"Pollution Export as State and Corporate Strategy: Japan in the 1970s". Review of International Political Economy 16(2): 260-283, 2009.

"Southeast Asian Agriculture and the Global Food, Financial and Economic Crises". CCSEAS Newsletter, Spring 2009.

Book review of Joseph Nevins and Nancy Lee Peluso (eds.) Taking Southeast Asia to Market: Commodities, Nature, and People in the Neoliberal Age (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 2008). Pacific Affairs 82(1), 2009.

“More Species and More Surveillance: Implications of P.vannamei Introductions and Japanese Traceability Initiatives for the Diversity of Asian Shrimp Aquaculture”. Canadian Council on Southeast Asian Studies Working Paper, 2005.

“Explaining the Diversity of Southeast Asian Shrimp Aquaculture”. Journal of Agrarian Change 4.3 (2004): 315-35.

"International Political Ecology of Shrimp Aquaculture and Industrial Plantation Forestry in Asia". Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 34.2 (June 2003): 251-64.


Md. Saidul Islam (Sociology, Nanyang Technological University

“Bangladesh Shrimp and Fish Industry”, The Independent (a leading Business Daily in Bangladesh), 26 October 2009.

“In Search of ‘White Gold’: Environmental and Agrarian Changes in Rural Bangladesh”, Society and Natural Resources 22 (2009): 66-78.

“Paradigms of Development and their Power Dynamics: A Review”, Journal of Sustainable Development, 2(2) (2009): 24-37.

“From Sea to Shrimp Processing Factories in Bangladesh: Gender and Employment at the Bottom of a Global Commodity Chain”, Journal of South Asian Development, 3:2 (2008): 211-236.

“Capitalist Development and Governance: A Post-modern Critique". Daily Star (Dhaka), Vol. 5, Number 1116 (21 July 2007). Internet edition.

 “Paradoxes of Globalization”. Daily Star (Dhaka), Vol. 5, No. 1074 (9 June 2007). Internet edition.

 “Theoretical Issues of Global Agro-food System: A Review and Appraisal”. The Financial Express (Dhaka), (25 November 2006).


Anusorn Unno (PhD Candidate, University of Washington

"Thai Farmers’ Rights in Thailand: The Learning Process and the Development of Agricultural System". An unpublished research report submitted to Thailand Research Fund, 2003. (In Thai)

"Sustainable Agriculture Movement in Thai Society and the Politics of Sustainable Agriculture Writings". Bangkok: Sustainable Agriculture Foundation (Thailand), 2003. . (In Thai)

Dynamics of Community Economy of Villages in the Upper-south of Thailand: A Case Study of the Four Areas. Bangkok: Witheetus Publishing House, 2004. (In Thai)

"Rights over Common Property Movement in Thai Society: Sustainable Agriculture in the Context of Property Regime over Resources". Bangkok: Committee of Sustainable Agriculture Fair, 2004. (In Thai)

"Knowledge and the Learning Process of Developing Sustainable Agriculture". (co-editor) Bangkok: Committee of Sustainable Agriculture Fair, 2004. (In Thai)

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