Journal Articles

Brooks, S. & Kumar, A. (2023) Why the Super-Rich Will Not Be Saving the World: Philanthropy and “Privatization Creep” in Global DevelopmentBusiness and Society, 62(2), 223-228

Brooks, S. & Meçe, M.H. (2023) The impact of rural emptiness on gender relations in postsocialist Albania, Sociologia Ruralis, 63(2), 268286

Brown, E., Kirshner, J., Dunlop, L., Friend, R., Brooks, S., Redeker, K., Zimmermann, A., H Walton, P., Cairo, J., & Veneu, F. (2023) Learning through interdisciplinary dialogue: Methodological approaches for bridging epistemological divides. Methodological Innovations, 16(3), 329-340

Kirshner, J., Brown, E., Dunlop, L., Franco Cairo, J.P., Redeker, K., Veneu, F. Brooks, S., Kirshner, S., Walton, P.H. (2022)
“A future beyond sugar”: Examining second-generation biofuel pathways in Alagoas, northeast Brazil,
Environmental Development, 44, 100739

Brooks, S. (2021) Configuring the digital farmer: a nudge world in the making? Economy and Society, 50(3) 374-396

Kumar, A. & Brooks, S. (2021) Bridges, platforms and satellites: theorizing the power of global philanthropy in international developmentEconomy and Society, 50(2) 322-345

Mamonova, N, Franquesa, J. & Brooks, S. (2020) ‘Actually Existing’ Right-Wing Populism in Rural Europe: Insights from Eastern Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and Ukraine, Journal of Peasant Studies, 47(4) 1497-1525. Republished in  Authoritarian Populism and the Rural World (Routledge 2022, pp. 420-447, hardback/open access e-book)

Brooks, S. (2020) Brexit and the politics of the rural, Sociologia Ruralis, 60(4) 790-809

Gabor, D. & Brooks, S. (2017) The digital revolution in financial inclusion: international development in the fintech eraNew Political Economy, 22(4) 423-436

Brooks, S. (2016) Inducing food insecurity: financialisation and development in the post-2015 era. Third World Quarterly, 37(5) 768-780

Brooks, S. & Roberts, E. (2016) ‘Simultaneous Immersion’: How online postgraduate study contributes to the development of reflective practice among public service practitionersInteractive Learning Environments, 24(7) 1692-1705

Brooks, S. (2014) Enabling Adaptation? Lessons from the new ‘Green Revolution’ in Malawi and Kenya, Climatic Change, 122(1-2) 15-26

Brooks, S. (2013) Biofortification: lessons from the Golden Rice project, Food Chain, 3(1-2) 77-88

Krätli, S., Huelsebusch, C., Brooks, S. & Kaufmann, B. (2013) Pastoralism: a critical asset for food security under global climate change, Animal Frontiers, 3(1) 42-50

Brooks, S. & Loevinsohn, M.E. (2011) Shaping Agricultural Innovation Systems Responsive to Food Insecurity and Climate Change, Natural Resources Forum, 5(3) 185-200.

Brooks, S. (2011) ‘Living with Materiality or Confronting Asian Diversity? The Case of Iron-Biofortified Rice Research in the Philippines’, East Asian Science, Technology and Society (EASTS), 5(2) 173–188

Brooks, S. (2011) ‘Is International Agricultural Research a Global Public Good? The Case of Rice Biofortification’, Journal of Peasant Studies, 38(1) 67-80

Brooks, S. (2005) ‘Biotechnology and the Politics of Truth: From the Green Revolution to an Evergreen Revolution’, Sociologia Ruralis, 45(4) 360-379

Book (Monograph)

Brooks, S. (2010) Rice Biofortification: Lessons for Global Science and Development. London: Earthscan

Rice Biofortification

“A deeply thought-provoking book, this study of biofortification in rice explores how and why public science so often irons out complex needs into a demand for pre-packaged solutions… [This] book is essential reading for both critics and proponents of biotechnology in international development” 

– Paul Richards, Professor Emeritus, Knowledge, Technology and Innovation, Wageningen University

“a carefully reasoned, meticulously researched account of the tenacity of a certain kind of science … Brooks writes from experience in the field, not just from the sidelines, and shows how multiple pressures and opportunities coagulate in the form of singular high-tech, high-modernist and market-driven scientific solutions for complex, variable and dynamic social problems”

– Joanna Davidson, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Boston University

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Book Chapters

Brooks, S. (2024) The platformisation of global development. In R. Paul, E. Carmel and J. Cobbe (Eds.), Handbook on Public Policy and Artificial Intelligence, Edward Elgar Publishing: Cheltenham. Pre-print available here.

Brooks, S. (2015) Philanthrocapitalism,  ‘pro-poor’ agricultural biotechnology and development,  in B. Morvaridi (Ed.) New Philanthropy and Social Justice: Debating the conceptual and policy discourse Policy Press: Bristol.

Brooks, S., D. Burges Watson, A. Draper, M. Goodman, H. Kvalvaag & W. Wills (2013) Chewing on Choice, in Abbots, E-J & Lavis, A (Eds.) Why We Eat, How We Eat: Contemporary Encounters Between Foods and BodiesFarnham: Ashgate.

Brooks, S. & Johnson-Beebout, S.E. (2017) Contestation as continuity? Biofortification research and the CGIAR, in Routledge FreeBook Pathways to Sustainable AgricultureOriginally published in Sumberg, J. & Thompson, J. (Eds.) Contested Agronomy: Agricultural Research in a Changing World, Abingdon: Routledge (2012).

Other publications

Dunlop, L., Brooks, S., Friend, R. M., Kirshner, J. D., Redeker, K. R., Walton, P. H., Brown, E. J., Fernanda, V., Zimmermann, A., & Franco, J. P. (2020). How Science Works: Second generation biofuels. Chemistry Review, 18-20

Brooks, S. (2016) Private finance and the post-2015 development agendaDevelopment Finance Agenda, 1(3) 24-27 (January 2016)

Brooks, S. (2013) Investing in Food Security? Philanthrocapitalism, Biotechnology and Development (November 1, 2013). SWPS 2013-12

Brooks, S., Thompson J., Odame H., Kibaara B., Nderitu S., Karin F. & Millstone, E. (2009) Environmental Change and Maize Innovation in Kenya: Exploring Pathways in and out of Maize, STEPS Working Paper 36, Brighton: STEPS Centre

Brooks, S., Leach M., Lucas, H. & Millstone, E. (2009) Silver Bullets, Grand Challenges and the New PhilanthropySTEPS Working Paper 24, Brighton: STEPS Centre

Brooks, S. (2008) Global Science, Public Goods? Tracing International Science Policy Processes in Rice Biofortification, PhD Thesis, Brighton: University of Sussex

Brooks, S. (1996) Small Business Development in Papua New Guinea: Lessons, Department of Environment and Conservation/United Nations Development Programme, OPS-PNG/93/G31