Senior Lecturer in Development & Environment, King's College London


Geography publications by Andrew Brooks in Geographical Journal, Development and Change, Journal of Southern African Studies, Geoforum and Textile



Brooks, A. (2017) 'The End of Development: A Global History of Poverty and Prosperity', Zed Books, London.

Brooks, A. (2016) 'Children's Illustrated Atlas', DK Books, London. 

Brooks, A. (2015) ‘Clothing Poverty: The Hidden World of Fast-fashion and Second-hand Clothes’, Zed Books, London.

Journal Articles

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Brooks, A., Francis, R.A. (2019) ‘Artificial lawn people’ Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space

Serrano, A, Brooks, A. (2019) ‘Who is left behind in global food systems? Local farmers failed by Colombia’s avocado boom’ Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space

Brooks, A., Herrick, C. (2019)Bringing relational comparison into development studies: Global health volunteers’ experiences of Sierra Leone Progress in Development Studies

Herrick, C., Brooks, A. (2018) 'The Binds of Global Health Partnership: Working out Working Together in Sierra Leone' Medical Anthropology Quarterly.

Brooks, A., Fletcher, K., Francis, R.A., Rigby, E.D. Roberts, T. (2017) 'Fashion, Sustainability, and the Anthropocene' Utopian Studies 28(3): 482-504.

Schumaker, L., Brooks, A., Msiska, M-H., Pollard, E. & Potts, D. (2017) 'Situating the BRICS Phenomenon within the Histories and Cultures of Southern Africa' Journal of Southern African Studies 43(5): 853-861.

Brooks, A. (2017) ‘Was Africa Rising? Narratives of Development Success and Failure among the Mozambican Middle Class’ Territory, Politics, Governance.

Brooks, A. & Loftus, A. (2016) 'Africa's Passive Revolution: Crisis in Malawi' Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 1(3): 258-272.

Brooks, A. & Rich, H. (2016) 'Sustainable construction and socio-technical transitions in London’s mega-projects' The Geographical Journal 82(4): 395–405.

Brooks, A. (2015) 'Systems of Provision: Fast fashion and jeans' Geoforum 63: 36-39.

Phillips, J., Hailwood, E. & Brooks, A. (2015) 'Sovereignty, the 'Resource Curse' and the limits of Good Governance: a Political Economy of Oil in Ghana' Review of African Political Economy 43(147): 26-42.

Brooks, A. (2013) ‘Stretching Global Production Networks: The International Second-hand Clothing Trade’ Geoforum 44: 10-22.

Brooks, A. (2012) ‘Networks of Power and Corruption: The Trade of Japanese Used Cars to Mozambique’ The Geographical Journal 178 (1): 80-92.

Brooks, A. & Simon, D. (2012) ‘Unravelling the Relationships between Used-Clothing Imports and the Decline of African Clothing Industries’ Development and Change 43(6): 1265-1290.

Brooks, A. (2012) ‘Riches from Rags or Persistent Poverty? The Working Lives of Secondhand Clothing Vendors in Maputo, Mozambique’ Textile: the Journal of Cloth and Culture 10(2): 222–37.

Brooks, A. (2010) ‘Spinning and Weaving Discontent: Labour Relations and the Production of Meaning at Zambia-China Mulungushi Textiles’ Journal of Southern African Studies 36(1): 113-32.

Book Chapters

Ericsson, A. & Brooks, A. (2015) ‘African Second-hand Clothes: Mima-te and the Development of Sustainable Fashion’ Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion edited by K. Fletcher & M. Tham, Routledge.

Brooks, A. (2014) ‘Controversial, Corrupt and Illegal: Researching difficult topics in the Global South’ Ethical Challenges and Dilemmas of Fieldwork in the Global South edited by J. Lunn, Routledge.

Brooks, A. & Bryant, R. (2013) ‘Consumption’ Critical Environmental Politics edited by C. Death, Routledge Interventions series.

Book Reviews

Brooks, A. (2017). ‘The Rise of Africa’s Middle Class: Myths, Realities and Critical Engagements’ Edited by H. Melber, London: Zed Books, 2016. Journal of Southern African Studies

Brooks, A. (2014). ‘Dams, Displacement, and the Delusion of Development: Cahora Bassa and Its Legacies in Mozambique, 1965–2007’ by A.F. Isaacman & B.S. Isaacman, Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2013. The Journal of Modern African Studies, 52(2), 342-343