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Title: Food Systems Governance: Challenges for Justice, Equality and Human Rights
Contributor(s): Kennedy, Amanda L  (editor); Liljeblad, Jonathan (editor)
Publication Date: 2016
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Abstract: Sustainability and food production represent a major challenge to society, with both consumption and supply sides posing practical and ethical dilemmas. This book shows that food governance issues can occur in many ways and at many points along the food chain. The risks and impacts, particularly with the increasing globalization of food systems, are often distributed in unequal ways. It is the role oflaw to fonn the pivot around which these issues are addressed in society in the form of food governance mechanisms. The chapters in this book address a range of issues in food governance revolving around questions of justice, fairness, equality and human rights. They identifY different issues regarding inequality in access and control over food governance. Some address generic governance and institutional issues across a range of international contexts, while others present case studies, including from Argentina, China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, the UK and West Africa. The book offers directions for reform of the law and legal institutions to mitigate the dangers of inequality and promote greater fairness in food governance.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: Abingdon, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9781138939431
Field of Research (FOR): 180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law
180114 Human Rights Law
189999 Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified
940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: A3 Book - Edited
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Extent of Pages: 207
Series Name: Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment
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