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Private Agri-food Standards: Supply Chains and the Governance of Standards


Ransom, E and Bain, C and Higgins, V, Private Agri-food Standards: Supply Chains and the Governance of Standards, International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food, 20, (2) pp. 147-154. ISSN 0798-1759 (2013) [Refereed Article]


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The articles in this second special issue of the International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food on private agri-food standards consider key issues involved in the shift from government to governance within agri-food systems. The first special issue, published in February 2013, focused on ‘the contestation, hybridity and the politics of standards’ (Bain et al., 2013, p. 1). The articles in the first issue complicated our understanding of the relationship between public and private standards by examining the politics associated with their formation, implementation, and outcomes. At the same time, the first special issue drew attention to the diversity of private standards, and the spaces that exist – or get created – for actors to contest the values, content or outcomes of such standards. These are important themes, revisited in the second special issue. However, the concern with the politics of standards is extended through more systematic attention to the relationship between standards, certification, and the governance of agri-food supply chains

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:standards, agriculture, supply chains
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Rural sociology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Higgins, V (Professor Vaughan Higgins)
ID Code:138161
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2020-03-26
Last Modified:2020-08-17
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