New paper out written by Dr. David Barling (Centre for Food Policy, City University) and me.
Unfortunately not open source but can be accessed here if your library has access: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12571-015-0429-x
The dynamics of the contemporary governance of the world’s food supply and the challenges of policy redirection
This paper identifies the governance dynamics and the international policy architecture that frame contemporary policy actions in relation to the food supply and elaborates on key governance tensions that policy makers need to address to feed the world’s growing population by the mid-21st century. Two main dimensions of governance are examined: the international policy space, composed of nation states collaborating through international regimes with other international actors; and the private corporate led governance of the food supply. At the international levels, policy discontinuities and gaps are identified, for example between international environmental regimes and food security institutions. The so-called Washington Consensus has…
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