Publications of SARChI Prof. Ruth Hall

  1. Scoones, Ian, Rebecca Smalley, Ruth Hall and Dzodzi Tsikata. 2019. Narratives of Scarcity: Framing the global land rush. Geoforum 101: 231-241.
  2. Kepe, Thembela and Ruth Hall. 2018. Land Redistribution in South Africa: Towards Decolonisation or Recolonisation? Politikon 45(1): 128-137.
  3. Hall, Ruth and Thembela Kepe. 2017. Elite capture and state neglect: New evidence on South Africa’s land reform. Review of African Political Economy. 1-9.
  4. Hall, Ruth, Ian Scoones and Dzodzi Tsikata. 2017. Plantations, outgrowers and commercial farming in Africa: Agricultural commercialisation and implications for agrarian change. Journal of Peasant Studies 44(3): 1-23.
  5. Lawry Steven, Cyrus Samii, Ruth Hall, Aaron Leopold, Donna Hornby, and Farai Mtero. 2017. The impact of land property rights interventions on investment and agricultural productivity in developing countries: a systematic review.J Journal of Development Effectiveness 9(1): 61-81.
  6. Scoones, Ian, Marc EdelmanSaturnino M. Borras Jr.Ruth HallWendy Wolford & Ben White 2017. Emancipatory rural politics: confronting authoritarian populism. Journal of Peasant Studies. 1-20.
  7. Hall, Ruth and Ben Cousins. 2017. Exporting contradictions: The expansion of South African agrarian capital within Africa. Globalizations 1-20.
  8. McKay, Ben, Ruth Hall and Juan Liu. 2017. Rural Transformations and Agro-Food Systems: BRICS and Agrarian Change in the Global South. London: Routledge.
  9. Edelman, Marc, Ruth Hall, Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Ian Scoones, Ben White and Wendy Wolford. 2017. Global Land Grabbing and Political Reactions ‘From Below’. London: Routledge.
  10. Hall, Ruth, Ian Scoones and Dzodzi Tsikata. 2015. Africa’s Land Rush: Rural Livelihoods and Agrarian Change. Oxford: James Currey.
  11. Hall, Ruth, Joseph Gausi, Prosper Matondi, Theodor Muduva, Camilo Nhancale, Dimuna Phiria and Phillan Zamchiya. 2015. Large-scale land deals in Southern Africa: Voices of the people. Cape Town: Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape.
  12. Hall, R., Edelman, M., Jr, S.M.B., Scoones, I., White, B., Wolford, W., 2015. Resistance, acquiescence or incorporation? An introduction to land grabbing and political reactions “from below. Journal of Peasant Studies 42, 467–488.
  13. Hall, R., 2015. Rural resource grabs or necessary inward investment? The politics of land and water in Africa. Working Paper. International Institute for Environment and Development, London.
  14. Hall, Ruth, 2015. “Who, what, where, how, why? The many disagreements about land redistribution in South Africa” in Ben Cousins and Cherryl Walker (eds) 130-148, in: Land Divided, Land Restored: Prospects for Land Reform in 21st Century South Africa. Jacana, Cape Town, pp. 130–148.
  15. Hall, R., Cousins, B., 2015. The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act of 2014: An analysis commissioned by the Legal Resources Centre. Report to the Constitutional Court. Technical Report. Legal Resources Centre.
  16. Sulle, E., Hall, R., 2014. International and regional guidelines on land governance and land-based investments: An agenda for African states (FAC Policy Brief No. 77). Future Agricultures Consortium & Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, Brighton, Sussex.
  17. Cousins, B., Hall, R., Dubb, A., 2014. The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act of 2014 – What are the real implications of reopening land claims? Policy Brief No. 34. Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town.
  18. Hall, R., 2014a. Land redistribution: The politics of not making policy, in: Meyiwa, T., Nkondo, M., Chitiga-Mabugu, M., Sithole, M., Nyamnjoh, F. (Eds.) State of the Nation: South Africa 1994-2014: A Twenty-Year Review of Freedom and Democracy. HSRC Press, Cape Town, pp. 171–182.
  19. Hall, Ruth, Saturnino M. Borras Jr. and Ben White. 2014. Land reform in Desai, V., Potter, R. (eds.) The Companion to Development Studies. London: Routledge.
  20. White, Ben, Saturnino M. Borras Jr. and Ruth Hall. 2014. Land Reform in Currie-Alder, B., Kanbur, R., Malone, D.M., Medhora, R. (eds.), International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 479–494.
  21. Scoones, Ian, Rebecca Smalley, Ruth Hall and Dzodzi Tsikata. 2014. Narratives of scarcity: Understanding the “global resource grab.  FAC Working Paper No. 76. Future Agricultures Consortium & Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, Brighton, Sussex.
  22. Scoones, Ian, Ruth Hall, Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Ben White and Wendy Wolford. 2013. The politics of evidence: methodologies for understanding the global land rushJournal of Peasant Studies 40(3): 469–483.
  23. Scoones Ian, Ruth Hall, Saturnino M. Borras Jr, Ben White & Wendy Wolford. 2013. The politics of evidence: A response to Rulli and D’OdoricoJournal of Peasant Studies 40(4).
  24. Wolford, Wendy, Saturnino M. Borras Jr, Ruth Hall, Ian Scoones and Ben White. (Eds.) 2013. Governing global land deals: the role of the state in the rush for land. Boston MA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  25. Cousins B and Hall R (2013) ‘Rights without illusions: the potential and limits of rights-based approaches to securing land tenure in rural South Africa’ in Malcolm Langford, Ben Cousins, Jackie Dugard and Tshepo Madlingozi (eds.). Symbols or Substance? The role and impact of socio-economic rights strategies in South Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  26. Hall Ruth, Poul Wisborg, Shirhami Shirinda and Phillan Zamchiya. 2013. Farm workers and farm dwellers in Limpopo Province, South Africa. Journal of Agrarian Change 13(1): 47-70.
  27. Wolford Wendy, Saturnino M. Borras Jr, Ruth Hall, Ian Scoones and Ben White. 2013. Governing global land deals: The role of the state in the rush for land. Editors’ introduction to special issue on Governing Global Land Deals. Development and Change 44(2): 189-210.
  28. Hall, Ruth. 2012. ‘Hierarchies, violence, gender: Narratives from Zimbabwean migrants on South African farms’ in Bill Derman and Randi Kaarhus (eds) In the Shadow of a Conflict: Crisis in Zimbabwe and its Effects in Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia. Harare: Weaver Press.
  29. Aliber, Michael and Ruth Hall. 2012. Support for smallholder farmers in South Africa: Challenges of scale and strategy. Special Issue: Sustainable rural development in South Africa: Rethinking theory, policy and practice. Development Southern Africa 29(4): 548–562.
  30. Hall, Ruth. 2012. The next Great Trek? South African commercial farmers move north,’ Journal of Peasant Studies 39(3-4): 823–843.
  31. Hall, Ruth. 2012. El nuevo acaparamiento de tierras y las cambiantes dinámicas de la agricultura en el sur de ÁfricaRevista Española de Estudios Agrosociales y Pesqueros 231: 175–207.
  32. White Ben, Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Ruth Hall, Ian Scoones and Wendy Wolford (eds). 2012. The New Enclosures: Critical Perspectives on Corporate Land Deals. London: Routledge.
  33. White, Ben, Saturnino M. Borras Jr, Ruth Hall, Ian Scoones and Wendy Wolford. 2012. The new enclosures: Critical perspectives on corporate land deals. Editors’ introduction to special issue. Journal of Peasant Studies 39(3&4): 619–647.
  34. Borras, Saturnino M. Jr, Ruth Hall, Ian Scoones, Ben White and Wendy Wolford.  2011. Towards a better understanding of global land grabbing: an editorial introduction Journal of Peasant Studies 38(2): 209-216.
  35. Hall, Ruth. 2011. The next great trek? South African commercial farmers move north. Working Paper 19. PLAAS, UWC: Bellville.
  36. Hall, Ruth and Gaynor Paradza. 2011. Pressures on land in sub-Saharan Africa: Social differentiation and societal responses. Brussels: Overseas Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für  Entwicklungspolitik, European Centre for Development Policy Management.
  37. Hall, Ruth. 2011. Landmarked: Land Claims and Land Restitution in South Africa – By Cherryl Walker. Book review. Journal of Agrarian Change 11(1): 126-129.
  38. Hall, Ruth. 2011. Land grabbing in southern Africa: the many faces of the investor rushReview of African Political Economy 38(128):.193-214.
  39. Hall, Ruth. 2011. Revisiting unresolved questions: land, food and agricultureTransformation (75).
  40. Hall, Ruth. 2011. The many faces of the investor rush in Southern Africa: towards a typology of commercial land deals. Initiatives in Critical Agrarian Studies (ICAS), Land Deal Politics Initiative (LDPI) and Transnational Institute (TNI).
  41. Hall, Ruth. 2011. The Next Great Trek? South African commercial farmers move north. In International Conference on Global Land Grabbing, Sussex, 6-8 April 2011. Land Deal Politics Initiative.
  42. Cousins, Ben and Ruth Hall. 2011. Rights without illusions: The potential and limits of rights-based approaches to securing land tenure in South Africa. Working Paper 18. PLAAS, UWC: Bellville.
  43. Hall, Ruth. 2010. The Politics of Land Reform in Post-Apartheid South Africa, 1990-2004: A shifting terrain of power, actors and discourses. DPhil in Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford.
  44. Hall, Ruth and Michael Aliber. 2010. The Case for Re-Strategising Spending Priorities to Support Small-Scale Farmers in South Africa. In Leslie Nyagah, ed. Seeds for Growth: Financing smallholder farming in southern Africa. Cape Town: IDASA, pp. 53-71.
  45. Aliber, Michael and Ruth Hall. 2010. Development of Evidence‐Based Policy Around Small‐Scale Farming. Pretoria: Programme to Support Pro-Poor Policy Development, Presidency.
  46. Walker, Cherryl, Anna Bohlin, Ruth Hall and Thembela Kepe (eds) 2010. Land, memory, reconstruction, and justice: perspectives on land claims in South Africa.O Athens OH: Ohio University Press and Scottsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press.
  47. Hall, Ruth. 2010. Reconciling the past, present, and future: The parameters and practices of land restitution in South Africa in Cherryl Walker et al., (eds.) Land, Memory, Reconstruction, and Justice: Perspectives on Land Claims in South Africa. Ohio: Ohio University Press, pp. 17-41.
  48. Hall, Ruth. 2010. Two cycles of land policy in South Africa: Tracing the contours. in Ward Anseeuw and Chris Alden (eds). The Struggle over Land in Africa: Conflicts, Politics and Change. Cape Town: HSRC Press, pp. 175-192.
  49. Hall, Ruth. 2009. Land reform in South Africa: Successes, challenges and concrete proposals for the way forward. in Thozamile Gwanya et al, eds. Land Reform in South Africa: Constructive Aims and Positive Outcomes – Reflecting on Experiences on the Way to 2014, 26-27 August 2008. Pretoria: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, p. 5.
  50. Hall, Ruth. 2009. A fresh start for rural development and agrarian reform? Policy Brief 29. Cape Town: Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies.
  51. Hall, Ruth (ed.) 2009. Another countryside?: Policy options for land and agrarian reform in South Africa. Cape Town: Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies.
  52. Hall, Ruth and Lionel Cliffe. 2009. Introduction in Ruth Hall (ed). Another Countryside: Policy Options for Land and Agrarian Reform in South Africa, Cape Town: Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, pp. 1-19.
  53. Hall, Ruth. 2007. Land Use and Livelihoods in South Africa’s Land Reform. In Another Countryside. Cape Town: Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies.
  54. Hall, Ruth. 2009. Dynamics in the commercial farming sector in Ruth Hall (ed.) Another Countryside. Cape Town: Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, p. 120-131.
  55. Hall, Ruth. 2009. Land reform how, and for whom? Land demand targeting and acquisition. in Ruth Hall (ed.) Another Countryside. Cape Town: Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, p. 62-91.
  56. Hall, Ruth. 2009. Land reform for what use? Land use, production and livelihoods in Ruth Hall (ed.) Another Countryside. Cape Town: Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, p. 22-59.
  57. Andrews, Mercia, Phillan Zamchiya and Ruth Hall. 2009. Piloting alternatives in the Breede River Winelands in Ruth Hall (ed.) Another Countryside. Cape Town: Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, p. 164.
  58. Jara, Mazibuko and Ruth Hall. 2009. What are the political parameters? In Ruth Hall, ed. Another Countryside. Cape Town: Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, p. 206.
  59. Hall, Ruth. 2008. Rural Livelihoods and Land in Angela Ndinga-Muvumba and Robyn Pharoah, eds. HIV/AIDS and society in South Africa. Cape Town: Centre for Conflict Resolution, p. 125.
  60. Rother, Hanna Andrea, Ruth Hall and Leslie London. 2008. Pesticide use among emerging farmers in South Africa: contributing factors and stakeholder perspectives. Development Southern Africa 25(4): 399-424.
  61. Hall, Ruth. 2007. The impact of land restitution and land reform on livelihoodsResearch Report 32. Cape Town: Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies.
  62. Hall, Ruth. 2007. Transforming rural South Africa? Taking stock of land reform. in Lungisile Ntsebeza and Ruth Hall (eds.) The land question in South Africa: the challenge of transformation and redistribution. Pretoria: HSRC Press, pp. 87-106.
  63. Ntsebeza, Lungisile and Ruth Hall. 2007. The land question in South Africa: The challenge of transformation and redistribution. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council.
  64. Hall, Ruth, Moenieba Isaacs and Munyaradzi Saruchera. 2007. Land and agrarian reform in integrated development plans (IDPs). Research Report 23. Cape Town: Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies.
  65. Hall, Ruth. 2005. The Shifting Terrain of Land Reform in South Africa: The National Land Summit, Review of African Political Economy 32(106):  621-627.
  66. London, L. Ngowi, A.V.N., Perry, M., Rother, H.A., Cairncross, E., Solomon, A., Du Toit, A., Hall, R., Ajayi, O., 2005. Health and Economic Consequences of Pesticide Use: the Experience of the Heed Programme on Pesticides in Southern AfricaEpidemiology 16(5): 29.
  67. Hall, Ruth and Edward Lahiff. 2004. Budgeting for land reform. Policy Brief 13. Cape Town: Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies.
  68. Hall, R., 2004. ‘Land and agrarian reform in South Africa: A status report 2004‘, Research Report 20. Cape Town: Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies.
  69. Hall, Ruth. 2004. Land restitution in South Africa: Rights, development, and the restrained stateCanadian Journal of African Studies 38(3): 654-671.
  70. Ahmed, A. et al., 2003. Monitoring and evaluating the quality of life of land reform beneficiaries: 2000/2001. Pretoria: Department of Land Affairs.
  71. Hall, Ruth and Gavin Williams. 2003. Land reform: the South African case. In M. L. Baregu & C. Landsberg, eds. From Cape to Congo: Southern Africa’s evolving security challenges. Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publishers, pp. 97-130.
  72. Hall, Ruth. 2003. A comparative analysis of land reform in South Africa and Zimbabwe. In M. C. Lee & K. Colvard, eds. Unfinished Business: The land crisis in Southern Africa. Pretoria: Africa Institute of Southern Africa.
  73. Hall, Ruth, Peter Jacobs and Edward Lahiff. 2003. Final Report: Evaluating Land and Agrarian Reform in South Africa, ELARSA Occasional Paper 10. Cape Town: Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies.
  74. Jacobs, Peter, Edward Lahiff and Ruth Hall. 2003. Land redistributionEvaluating Land and Agrarian Reform in South Africa (ELARSA Occasional Paper 1. Cape Town: Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies.
  75. Hall, Ruth. 2003. Farm tenure ELARSA Occasional Paper 3. Cape Town: Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies.
  76. Hall, Ruth. 2003. Rural restitution. ELARSA Occasional Paper 2. Cape Town: Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies.
  77. Hall, Ruth, 2001. Farm workers versus the world marketAgenda 16(48): 98-100.
  78. Hall, Ruth, Karin Kleinbooi and Ndodomzi Mvambo. 2000. What land reform has meant and could mean to farm workers in South Africa. Theme: Farm Workers and Land Reform in Southern Africa. In SARPN conference on Land Reform and Poverty Alleviation in Southern Africa, Pretoria, 4-5 June 2001. Cape Town: Centre for Rural Legal Studies.
  79. Hall, Ruth. 1998. Design for equity: linking policy with objectives in South Africa’s land reformReview of African Political Economy, 25(77), pp.451-462.
  80. Hall, Ruth. 1998. Contested Terrain: The Politics of Land Reform in Post-Apartheid South Africa. MPhil Thesis in Development Studies. Oxford: University of Oxford.
  81. Hall, Ruth. 1998. Design for Equity: Linking Objectives with Practice in Land Reform. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Land Tenure in the Developing World, Cape Town, 27 – 29 January 1998. Land Tenure in the Developing World. Oxford, pp. 349-364.