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Agricultural governance: globalization and the new politics of regulation

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Higgins, V and Lawrence, G, Agricultural governance: globalization and the new politics of regulation, Routledge, United Kingdom, pp. 228. ISBN 978-0415352291 (2005) [Edited Book]

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Abstract

Food security and sustainability are arguably the most important issues facing the agri-food sector at the beginning of a new millennium. In an era of globalization, where nation states appear to have a diminishing role in governing these matters, the existing and emerging power relations underpinning agri-food regulation demand renewed scholarly attention.

Drawing upon the expertise of some of the most prominent writers in rural sociology, geography and anthropology, this book shows how globalization processes open up a new regulatory politics in which ‘non-political’ forms of governing play an increasingly influential role in shaping agricultural production and consumption.

The first of its kind to critically and comprehensively examine new forms of governing and regulation, this important text explores the relationship between globalization and new sites, spaces and agents of agricultural regulation, using detailed case studies in developed nations to illustrate points made. Demonstrating the political significance of regulatory mechanisms extending beyond the state, the book also discusses the consequences for the governing of the agri-food sector.

Item Details

Item Type:Edited Book
Keywords:agriculture, governance, globalisation
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Rural Sociology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
UTAS Author:Higgins, V (Associate Professor Vaughan Higgins)
ID Code:138143
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2020-03-26
Last Modified:2020-03-27
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