Dr Gareth James

  • Knowledge Exchange Associate (Urban Studies)

Biography

I joined the University of Glasgow in 2017 as Knowledge Exchange Associate for the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE). In addition to managing knowledge exchange and impact across a number of CaCHE projects, I coordinate the Centre's knowledge exchange activities, more broadly, across Scotland. 

I have contributed to teaching and the supervision of students in the Division of Urban Studies and I represent research-only staff on the Urban Studies Management Group.

Prior to joining UofG, I taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in (African) politics and research methods at the universities of Edinburgh and Newcastle. I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and former Managing Editor of the British Journal of Politics and International Relations.

My doctoral thesis examined livelihoods after land reform in Zimbabwe. As a member of the Zimbabwe Rural Households Dynamics Study (ZRHDS) team, I surveyed over 700 rural households and interviewed 150 small-scale farmers to generate insights into the impact of radical land redistribution on household welfare.

 

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. African Studies, Univeristy of Edinburgh
  • M.Sc. (by research) African Studies, University of Edinburgh
  • B.A. Hons, Social Science (Politics & Economics), Glasgow Caledonian University

Research interests

  • Urban and rural land reform and redistribution
  • Rural-urban-rural flows of people and products
  • Land inequality and economic growth
  • Urban and rural livelihoods
  • Globalisation, poverty and development
  • Knowledge exchange and policy impact
  • Research methods and methodologies

Publications

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Jump to: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013
Number of items: 20.

2019

James, G. , Berry, K. and Marks, A. (2019) Alternative Housing Tenures. Project Report. Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe), Edinburgh.

Payne, S., Serin, B., James, G. and Adams, D. (2019) How does the land supply system affect the business of UK speculative housebuilding? An evidence review. Project Report. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), Glasgow.

2018

James, G. (2018) Co-producing research priorities: Scotland results. [Website]

James, G. (2018) Co-producing research priorities: Our approach. [Website]

Gibb, K. and James, G. (2018) Scotland and the new private rented sector: Part 2. [Website]

Gibb, K. and James, G. (2018) Scotland and the new private rented sector: Part 1. [Website]

James, G. (2018) What works in homelessness prevention in the UK? [Website]

Payne, S., Adams, D. , Serin, B. and James, G. (2018) Contemporary Practices in Speculative Housing Provision. HSA Conference 2018: Professionalism, Policy and Practice; Exploring the Relationship Between Theory and Practice in Housing Studies, Sheffield, UK, 11-13 Apr 2018.

James, G. and Gibb, K. (2018) Monitoring the private rented sector in Scotland after tenancy reform: A partnership between SPICe, CaCHE and UBDC. [Website]

Adams, D. , Payne, S., Serin, B. and James, G. (2018) Land and housing supply: It's about more than just build out rates. [Website]

James, G. , Foye, C. and Young, G. (2018) Our approach to knowledge exchange and how you can get involved. [Website]

2017

James, G. (2017) Nuancing homelessness figures in Britain. [Website]

James, G. D. (2017) The Meaning(s) of Mugabe(ism). Journal of Southern African Studies, 43(4), pp. 840-841. (doi: 10.1080/03057070.2017.1325622)[Book Review]

2015

James, G. D. (2015) The expansion of contract farming in Zimbabwe: Causes and consequences for food security. The New Harvest: Agrarian Policies and Rural Transformations in Southern Africa, Bologna, Italy, 13 March 2015.

James, G. (2015) Cheru, F. and Modi, R. (eds.) Agricultural Development and Food Security in Africa: The Impact of Chinese, Indian and Brazilian Investments, 2013; and Cotula, L. The Great African Land Grab? Agricultural Investment and the Global Food System, 2013. International Development Planning Review, 37(4), pp. 487-495. (doi: 10.3828/idpr.2015.27)[Book Review]

James, G. D. (2015) The future of agriculture in Zimbabwe? The expansion of contract farming and its impact on smallholder income and production. Afriche e Orienti, 2015(3),

2014

James, G.D. (2014) Hanlon, J., J. Manjengwa & T. Smart (2013) Zimbabwe Takes Back Its Land; and Matondi, P. (2013) Zimbabwe’s Fast Track Land Reform. African Affairs, 113(451), pp. 312-314. (doi: 10.1093/afraf/adu008)[Book Review]

James, G. D. (2014) Zimbabwe's ‘new’ smallholders: who got land and where did they come from? Review of African Political Economy, 41(141), pp. 424-440. (doi: 10.1080/03056244.2014.901948)

James, G. D. (2014) Zimbabwe’s fast track land reform: Land use and production patterns. African Studies Association Biennial Conference, Sussex, UK, 1-4 July 2014.

2013

James, G.D. and Kinsey, B.H. (2013) Farming under contract: The experiences of smallholders in Zimbabwe. 5th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 2013), Lisbon, Portugal, 27-29 June 2013.

This list was generated on Mon Oct 19 07:31:18 2020 BST.
Number of items: 20.

Articles

James, G. D. (2015) The future of agriculture in Zimbabwe? The expansion of contract farming and its impact on smallholder income and production. Afriche e Orienti, 2015(3),

James, G. D. (2014) Zimbabwe's ‘new’ smallholders: who got land and where did they come from? Review of African Political Economy, 41(141), pp. 424-440. (doi: 10.1080/03056244.2014.901948)

Book Reviews

James, G. D. (2017) The Meaning(s) of Mugabe(ism). Journal of Southern African Studies, 43(4), pp. 840-841. (doi: 10.1080/03057070.2017.1325622)[Book Review]

James, G. (2015) Cheru, F. and Modi, R. (eds.) Agricultural Development and Food Security in Africa: The Impact of Chinese, Indian and Brazilian Investments, 2013; and Cotula, L. The Great African Land Grab? Agricultural Investment and the Global Food System, 2013. International Development Planning Review, 37(4), pp. 487-495. (doi: 10.3828/idpr.2015.27)[Book Review]

James, G.D. (2014) Hanlon, J., J. Manjengwa & T. Smart (2013) Zimbabwe Takes Back Its Land; and Matondi, P. (2013) Zimbabwe’s Fast Track Land Reform. African Affairs, 113(451), pp. 312-314. (doi: 10.1093/afraf/adu008)[Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

James, G. , Berry, K. and Marks, A. (2019) Alternative Housing Tenures. Project Report. Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe), Edinburgh.

Payne, S., Serin, B., James, G. and Adams, D. (2019) How does the land supply system affect the business of UK speculative housebuilding? An evidence review. Project Report. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), Glasgow.

Conference or Workshop Item

Payne, S., Adams, D. , Serin, B. and James, G. (2018) Contemporary Practices in Speculative Housing Provision. HSA Conference 2018: Professionalism, Policy and Practice; Exploring the Relationship Between Theory and Practice in Housing Studies, Sheffield, UK, 11-13 Apr 2018.

James, G. D. (2015) The expansion of contract farming in Zimbabwe: Causes and consequences for food security. The New Harvest: Agrarian Policies and Rural Transformations in Southern Africa, Bologna, Italy, 13 March 2015.

James, G. D. (2014) Zimbabwe’s fast track land reform: Land use and production patterns. African Studies Association Biennial Conference, Sussex, UK, 1-4 July 2014.

James, G.D. and Kinsey, B.H. (2013) Farming under contract: The experiences of smallholders in Zimbabwe. 5th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 2013), Lisbon, Portugal, 27-29 June 2013.

Website

James, G. (2018) Co-producing research priorities: Scotland results. [Website]

James, G. (2018) Co-producing research priorities: Our approach. [Website]

Gibb, K. and James, G. (2018) Scotland and the new private rented sector: Part 2. [Website]

Gibb, K. and James, G. (2018) Scotland and the new private rented sector: Part 1. [Website]

James, G. (2018) What works in homelessness prevention in the UK? [Website]

James, G. and Gibb, K. (2018) Monitoring the private rented sector in Scotland after tenancy reform: A partnership between SPICe, CaCHE and UBDC. [Website]

Adams, D. , Payne, S., Serin, B. and James, G. (2018) Land and housing supply: It's about more than just build out rates. [Website]

James, G. , Foye, C. and Young, G. (2018) Our approach to knowledge exchange and how you can get involved. [Website]

James, G. (2017) Nuancing homelessness figures in Britain. [Website]

This list was generated on Mon Oct 19 07:31:18 2020 BST.

Teaching

Paying for Public Policy 2017/18

Understanding Housing Markets 2018/19