Ian Scoones
Professorial Fellow, Institute of Development Studies

Ian Scoones is professor at the Institute of Development Studies, and co-director of the ESRC STEPS Centre, both at the University of Sussex in the UK. He also directs the ERC-funded PASTRES programme, a six-country collaboration investigating pastoralism and uncertainty. His books include Land Reform in Zimbabwe (2018) and the open-access book The Politics of Transformation (2020), co-edited with Andy Stirling.

Written by Ian Scoones

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Essay/
Anthropology
What pastoralists know

Pastoralists are experts in managing extreme variability. In a volatile world economy, bankers should learn how they do it

Ian Scoones