Dr. Markus Keck

Markus is a geographer working on agriculture and food-related issues in the countries of South Asia and in Germany. He is particularly interested in how contemporary agri-food networks are being altered through major societal processes such as globalization, urbanization, global environmental change, and technological innovation and examines the socio-economic and socio-ecological consequences that are linked to these processes. He draws on a variety of analytical traditions including political ecology, practice theories, and science and technology studies. His overriding goal is to contribute to crafting more sustainable and equitable futures. Markus is currently principal investigator of a DFG-funded project working on genetically engineered cotton in India.

Latest publications (selection)

  • NAJORK, K., GADELA, S., NADIMINTI, P., SRIRAMULU, G., REDDY, R., HARIBABU, E., KECK, M. (2020): The return of pink bollworm in India’s Bt cotton fields: livelihood vulnerabilities of farming households in Karimnagar District. In: Progress in Development Studies (accepted)
  • ENGELHARDT, H., RAUH, J., REEH, T., KECK, M. (2020): Unverpackt-Läden in Deutschland – Nischenkonzept oder Zukunftsmodell? Analyse von Konsumpraktiken und Versuch einer Kundentypisierung. In: Berichte. Geographie und Landeskunde 93 (1/2): 97-121
  • ASABERE, S., ACHEAMPONG, R., ASHIAGBOR, G., BECKERS, C., KECK, M., ERASMI, S., SCHANZE, J., SAUER, D. (2020): Urbanization, land use transformation and spatio-environmental impacts: analyses of trends and implications in major metropolitan regions of Ghana. In: Land Use Policy 96 (July 2020): doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.104707
  • ERLER, M., KECK, M., DITTRICH, C. (2020): The changing meaning of millet: Organic shops and distinctive consumption practices in Bengaluru, India. In: Journal of Consumer Culture (Online First). doi: 10.1177/1469540520902508
  • KECK, M. (2019): Worlding countrysides: Das Globale in der Auseinandersetzung um genetisch veränderte Baumwolle in Indien. In: MIEßNER, M., NAUMANN, M. (Eds.): Kritische Geographien ländlicher Entwicklung. Globale Transformationen und lokale Herausforderungen. Westfälisches Dampfboot, Münster: 100-115
  • WALLRAPP, C., KECK, M., FAUST, H. (2019): Governing the yarshagumba ‘gold rush’: A comparative study of governance systems in the Kailash Landscape in India and Nepal. In: International Journal of the Commons 13 (1): 455-478. doi: 10.18352/ijc.884
  • KECK, M., HUNG, D. (2019): Burn or bury? A comparative cost-benefit analysis of crop residue management practices among smallholder rice farmers in northern Vietnam. In: Sustainability Science 14 (2): 375-389. doi.org/10.1007/s11625-018-0592-z
  • WALLRAPP, C., FAUST, H., KECK, M. (2019): Production networks and borderlands: cross-border yarsagumba trade in the Kailash Landscape. In: Journal of Rural Studies 66 (1): 67-76. doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2019.01.016
  • GREWER, J., KECK, M. (2019): How one rural community in transition to sustainability overcame its island-status: the case of Heckenbeck, Germany. In: Sustainability 11 (3): 587-604. doi:10.3390/su11030587