Globalising Food

Author: David Goodman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134716060
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In an increasingly global world, societies are being provisioned from a bewildering array of sources as new countries and new food commodities are drawn into international markets. Globalising Food provides an innovative contribution to the area of political economy of agriculture, food and consumption through a revealing investigation of the globalisation and restructuring of localised agricultural sectors and food systems. The book draws on new theoretical perspectives and wide-ranging case studies from Britain, the USA, India, South Africa, New Zealand and Latin America. The key themes addresses range from giant multinational food corporations, rural industrialisation and World Bank policies, to the regulation of pollution, labour relations, urban food politics and environmental sustainability. Globalising Food offers important insights into the problems, consequences and limits of the industrialisation of agriculture and the provisioning of food in a global world as we approach the new millenium.

Globalisation Agriculture And Development

Author: Matthew Tonts
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1849809593
Size: 27.37 MB
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This book explores the links between globalization, agriculture and development in a number of contemporary Asia-Pacific nations. It highlights the complex and diversified nature of agricultural change in these contexts, and the ways in which this shapes patterns of economic and social development. Globalisation, Agriculture and Development shows that while agriculture continues to play an important role in local, regional and national development, both the industry and the communities it supports are facing an increasing number of economic, social and environmental challenges.

The Sustainability Of Rural Systems

Author: Ian Bowler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401734712
Size: 23.23 MB
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This book examines the interaction of the dimensions of economy, society, and environment in the context of rural systems. It embraces a wide range of topics, including globalization and reregulation in sustainable food production, conservation and sustainability, the development of sustainable rural communities, and sustainable rural-urban interaction. It is relevant to advanced-level students, teachers, researchers, policymakers and agency workers.

Development Sociology

Author: Norman Long
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134564236
Size: 73.84 MB
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In this exciting and challenging work, Norman Long brings together years of work and thought in development studies to provide a key text for guiding future development research and practice. Using case studies and empirical material from Africa and Latin America, Development Sociology focuses on the theoretical and methodological foundations of an actor-oriented and social constructionist form of analysis. This style of analysis is opposed to the traditional structuralist/institutional analysis which is often applied in development studies. With an accessible mix of general debate, critical literature reviews and original case study materials this work covers a variety of key development issues. Among many important topics discussed, the author looks at commoditisation, small-scale enterprise and social capital, knowledge interfaces, networks and power, globalisation and localisation as well as policy formulation and planned intervention processes. This book should be read for its desire to pursue a form of analysis that helps us to understand better (and more realistically) the kinds of development interventions and social transformations that have characterised the second half of the twentieth century and will no doubt continue to characterise future development studies.

Agrarian Questions

Author: Henry Bernstein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317827422
Size: 63.46 MB
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This collection celebrates T.J. Byres' seminal contributions to the political economy of the agrarian question. Uniting the various themes is the demonstration of the continuing relevance of a critical, historical and comparative materialist analysis of agrarian question.

Global Restructuring And Land Rights In Ghana

Author: Kojo Amanor
Publisher: Nordic Africa Institute
ISBN: 9789171064370
Size: 63.38 MB
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The report highlights the long history of commodification of land and labour in Ghana, linked to speculative activities and more recently to the activities of international capital, agribusiness, international agricultural centres, and agencies of the state. It makes the case for a new land, agrarian and natural resource regime that prioritises domestic economic needs to provide security of livelihood to the generality of the people.

Community Resilience And Environmental Transitions

Author: Geoff Wilson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136504524
Size: 22.78 MB
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This book discusses the resilience of communities in both developed and developing world contexts. It investigates the notion of ‘resilience’ and the challenges faced by local communities around the world to deal with disturbances (natural hazards or human-made) that may threaten their long-term survival. Using global examples, specific emphasis is placed on how learning processes, traditions, policies and politics affect the resilience of communities and what constraints and opportunities exist for communities to raise resilience levels.

Development And Social Change

Author: Philip McMichael
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 1412992079
Size: 15.84 MB
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In his Fifth Edition of Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective, author Philip McMichael examines the project of globalization and its instabilities (climate, energy, food, financial crises) through the lens of development and its origins in the colonial project. The book continues to help students make sense of a complex world in transition and explains how globalization became part of public discourse. Filled with case studies, this text makes the intricacies of globalization concrete, meaningful, and clear for students and moves them away from simple social evolutionary views, encouraging them to connect social change, development policies, global inequalities and social movements. The book challenges students to see themselves as global citizens whose consumption decisions have real social and ecological implications.

Farmers Markets In Tanzania

Author: Stefano Ponte
Publisher: Heinemann
Size: 49.32 MB
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The role of African agriculture in global markets and the role of agriculture in national economies have changed profoundly in the last twenty years. Economic reforms have forced the withdrawal of the state from agricultural markets. Livelihoods have become increasingly commercialized. Rural households are restructuring the ways they manage their economic activities and transforming their social relations. This book is about the contradictions of liberalization and the complexity of farmers' responses to the changing role of states and markets. Its theoretical and empirical material will interest policy-makers, development practitioners and scholars of development studies, political economy, economics, political science, and sociology

Labor Relations In Globalized Food

Author: Terry Marsden
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1783507128
Size: 80.80 MB
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This book looks at labor in agriculture and food in a global era by studying salient characteristics of the conditions and use of labor in global agri-food. Written by experienced and also emerging scholars, the chapters present a wealth of empirical data and robust theorizations that allow readers to grasp the complexity of this topic.