The Resource The global governance of food, edited by Sara R. Curran ... [et al.]

The global governance of food, edited by Sara R. Curran ... [et al.]

The global governance of food
The global governance of food
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sara R. Curran ... [et al.]
"Food provides a particularly exciting and grounded research site for understanding the mechanisms governing global transactions in the 21st century. While food is intimately and fundamentally related to ecological and human well-being, food products now travel far flung trade routes to reach us. International trade in food has tripled in value and quadrupled in volume since 1960 and tracing the production, movement, transformation, and consumption of food necessitates research that situates localities within global networks and facilitates our capacity to 'see the trees and the forest' by zooming from the global to the local and back to the global. Our need for food is a constant; how we acquire food is a variable; and, the production, commercialization, and consumption of food therefore offer an invaluable window onto the globalization of the world we inhabit. Food provides an ideal site for answering the fundamental questions of governance of central concern to globalization debates. This book presents recent and interdisciplinary scholarship about the variety of mechanisms governing global food systems and their impacts on human and environmental well-being"--BOOK JACKET
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
Series statement
  • Rethinking globalizations
  • Rethinking globalizations
Series volume
  • 18
  • 18
The global governance of food, edited by Sara R. Curran ... [et al.]
Originally published as a special issue of Globalizations
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
  • zbnus
  • mel
  • 2
  • Unexpected Outcomes of Thai Cassava Trade: A Case of Global Complexity and Local Unsustainability
  • Sara R. Curran and Abigail M. Cooke
  • 3
  • The Bitter Harvest of Gambian Rice Policies
  • Judith A. Carney
  • 4
  • Sugar's Political By-Product: The Caribbean Basin Initiative
  • Andrew Schrank
  • 5
  • Introduction
  • Globalizing Unsustainable Food Consumption: Trade Policies, Producer Lobbies, Consumer Preferences, and Beef Consumption in Northeast Asia
  • Sjur Kasa
  • Pt. 2
  • Responses to Global Complexity-Branding and Certification
  • 6
  • Branding and Certification
  • Abigail M. Cooke
  • 7
  • Have Private Supermarket Norms Benefited Laborers? Lemon and Sweet Citrus Production in Argentina
  • Susana Aparicio, Sutti Ortiz and Nidia Tadeo
  • Agriculture, Trade, and the Global Governance of Food
  • 8
  • Aquaculture, Trade, and Fisheries Linkages: Unexpected Synergies
  • Rebecca J. Goldburg
  • 9
  • Global Resources and Market Impacts on US Pacific Northwest Fisheries
  • Michael T. Morrissey
  • 10
  • Places, Chains, and Plates: Governing Transitions in the Shrimp Aquaculture Production-Consumption System
  • Louis Lebel, Phimphakan Lebel, Po Garden, Dao Huy Giap, Supaporn Khrutmuang and Sachiko Nakayama
  • Pt. 3
  • Abigail M. Cooke, Sara R. Curran, April Linton and Andrew Schrank
  • Responses to Global Complexity - Ethical Trade
  • 11
  • Ethical Trade Initiatives
  • April Linton
  • 12
  • A Niche for Susrainability? Fair Labor and Environmentally Sound Practices in the Specialty Coffee Industry
  • April Linton
  • 13
  • Linking Consumers to Sustainability: Incorporating Science into Eco-friendly Certification
  • Thomas V. Dietsch and Stacy M. Philpott
  • Pt. 1
  • 14
  • Are Sustainable Coffee Certifications Enough to Secure Farmer Livelihoods? The Millenium Development Goals and Nicaragua's Fair Trade Cooperatives
  • Christopher M. Bacon, V. Ernesto Mendez, Maria Eugenia Flores Gomez, Douglas Stuart and Sandro Raul Diaz Flores
  • 15
  • Is Fair Trade-Organic Coffee Sustainable in the Face of Migration? Evidence from a Oaxacan Community
  • Jessa Lewis and David Runsten
  • 16
  • Fair Trade Wine: South Africa's Post-Apartheid Vineyards and the Global Economy
  • William G. Moseley
  • 17
  • Global Complexities and Local Dynamics
  • In the Mists of Development: Fairtrade in Kenyan Tea Fields
  • Catherine S. Dolan
  • Conclusion: Negotiating the Dynamics of Global Complexity
  • Abigail M. Cooke, Sara R. Curran, April Linton and Andrew Schrank
  • 1
  • The Global Complexity Framework
  • Sara R. Curran
Control code
26 cm
xii, 225 p.
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  • md2335351x
  • (OCoLC)166382780

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