Below, a selection of my publications in the following groups:

  • Agrarian questions & political ecology
  • Pesticides and risk
  • Bananas, standards, and the politics of disease control
  • Knowledge, technology and society
  • Biotechnology governance
  • Miscellaneous publications

Please,contact me if you want a copy of any of these publications and cannot access them through the links below. A full list of publications is available at Google Scholar click here.


Agrarian questions & political ecology

The Debate on Food Sovereignty Theory: Agrarian Capitalism, Dispossession and Agroecology. (2015). Journal of Peasant Studies  free author’s version (or abstract and access via publisher)

Oil palm expansion without enclosure: Smallholders and environmental narratives. (2015), Castellanos-Navarrete, A. and K. Jansen. Journal of Peasant Studies (abstract and access) or here.

Agribusiness and Society: Corporate Responses to Environmentalism, Market Opportunities and Public Regulation. Jansen, K., and S. Vellema (eds) (2004). London: Zed.

Political Ecology, Mountain Agriculture and Knowledge in Honduras. (1998). Thela Publishers, Amsterdam. (open access – pdf)

Modernizing Insecurity: the Land Titling Project in Honduras. (1998), with E. Roquas. Development and Change (abstract and access)

Labour, Livelihoods, and the Quality of Life in Organic Agriculture in Europe. (2000). Biological Agriculture and Horticulture (pdf Labour in Organic Agriculture).

Devil Pact Narratives in Rural Central America: Class, Gender and ‘Resistance’, (2002). Journal of Peasant Studies (with E. Roquas) (abstract and access) or free author’s version

Structural Adjustment, Peasant Differentiation, and the Environment in Central America. (2000). In: D. Bryceson, C. Kay, & J. Mooij (eds.), Disappearing Peasantries? Rural Labour in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Intermediate Technology Publications, London, p. 192-212.

Biofuel, Dairy Production and Beef in Brazil: Competing Claims on Land Use in São Paulo State. Novo, A., K. Jansen, M. Slingerland, and K. Giller, (2010). Journal of Peasant Studies (abstract and access) for free access click here or here

The return of the state: Neocollectivism, agrarian politics and images of technological progress in the MAS era in Bolivia. (2014), Cordoba, D. and K. Jansen. Journal of Agrarian Change (abstract and access) or here


Pesticides and Risk

Global Pesticide Governance by Disclosure: Prior Informed Consent and the Rotterdam Convention. (2014), with M. Dubois. In A. Gupta & M. Mason (Eds.), Transparency in Global Environmental Governance: Critical Perspectives (pp.). Cambridge, MIT Press: 107-131. (pdf Rotterdam Convention)

The Unspeakable Ban: The Translation of Global Pesticide Governance into Honduran National Regulation, (2008). World Development (abstract and access) or here.

Crisis Discourses and Technology Regulation in a Weak State: Responses to a Pesticide Disaster in Honduras, (2003). Development and Change (abstract and access) or free author’s version

Pesticide Risk Perceptions and the Differences between Farmers and Extensionists: Towards a Knowledge-in-Context Model. Ríos-González, A., K. Jansen, & H. Sánchez-Pérez, (2013) Environmental Research (abstract and access) or here.

Social Movements and Risk Perception: Unions, Churches, Pesticides and Bananas in Costa Rica. Barraza, D., K. Jansen, B. van Wendel de Joode, and C. Wesseling, (2013). International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health (abstract and access) or here.

Plaguicidas y su regulación en Honduras, (2002). Ceiba (pdf)

Pesticide use in banana and plantain production and risk perception among local actors in Talamanca, Costa Rica. (2011), Barraza, D., K. Jansen, B. Van Wendel De Joode and C. Wesseling. Environmental Research (abstract and access) or here

From integrated pest management to indiscriminate pesticide use in Kazakhstan. (2011) Toleubayev, K., K. Jansen and A. Van Huis. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture. (abstract and access)


Bananas, Standards, and the Politics of Disease Control

Greening Bananas and Institutionalizing Environmentalism: Self-regulation by Fruit Corporations, (2004). In K. Jansen and S. Vellema (eds) Agribusiness and Society: Corporate Responses to Environmentalism, Market Opportunities and Public Regulation. London: Zed: 145-175. (pdf)

Banana Wars and the Multiplicity of Conflicts in Commodity Chains, (2006) European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. (pdf)

Locust Control in Transition: The Loss and Reinvention of Collective Action in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan. Toleubayev, K., K. Jansen, and A. Van Huis (2007), Ecology and Society (open access).

Commodification of Science and the Production of Public Goods: Plant Protection Research in Kazakhstan, Toleubayev, K., K. Jansen, and A. Van Huis, (2010). Research Policy (abstract and access).

Same Disease—Different Research Strategies: Bananas and Black Sigatoka in Brazil and Colombia. (2014) Cordoba, D. and K. Jansen. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography. (abstract and access) or here


Knowledge, Technology and Society

Implicit Sociology, Interdisciplinarity and Systems Theories in Agricultural Science, (2009). Sociologia Ruralis free author’s version or (abstract and access via publisher).

What is Technography? (2011), with S. Vellema. NJAS Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences (open access).

The Novelty of Simple and Known Technologies and the Rhythm of Farmer-centred Innovation in Family Dairy Farming in Brazil.  Novo, A., K. Jansen and M. Slingerland (2015). International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability (free access)

Knowledge and Agrarian De-collectivization in Kazakhstan, Toleubayev, K., K. Jansen, and A. Van Huis (2010). Journal of Peasant Studies (abstract and access) for free access click here.

Unpacking and Re-packing Knowledge in Development, (2004), with C. Leeuwis, S. Mani, E. Roquas, M. Skutsch, and G. Verschoor. In D. Kalb, W. Pansters and H. Siebers (eds) Globalization and Development. Themes and Concepts in Current Research. Dordrecht, Kluwer: 163-190. (pdf Unpacking Knowledge)

The Malleability of Participation: The Politics of Agricultural Research and Neoliberalism in Bolivia. (2014) Cordoba, D., K. Jansen and C. González. Development and Change. (abstract and access) or here


Biotechnology governance

Anticipating the Future: ‘Biotechnology for the Poor’ as Unrealized Promise? (2009), with A. Gupta. Futures (abstract and access) or here.

Biosafety Regulation and Global Governance: The Problem of Absentee Expertise in Latin America. (2008), with E. Roquas. In G. Otero (ed.) Food for the Few: Neoliberal Globalism and Agricultural Biotechnology in Latin America. Austin, University of Texas Press: 91-114.

Science Advice for Biotechnology Regulation in Developing Countries. (2005), with E. Roquas. In: M. Leach, I. Scoones and B. Wynne (eds) Science and Citizens: Globalization and the Challenge of Engagement. London, Zed: 142-154.


Miscellaneous publications

Critical Introductory Notes on Farming Systems Research in Developing Third World Agriculture. (1989), R.Brouwer and K. Jansen. Systems Practice (click for pdf)

Café y Formas de Producción en Honduras. (1993) Revista Centroamericana de Economía. (click for pdf)

Farmer Strategies and Tule (Cyperus canus) Production Systems in Honduras. (1999). Ceiba. (click for pdf)