ABSTRACT

This book offers insights into the governance of contemporary food systems and their ongoing transformation by social movements.

As global food systems face multiple threats and challenges there is an opportunity for social movements and civil society to play a more active role in building social justice and ecological sustainability. Drawing on case studies from Canada, the United States, Europe and New Zealand, this edited collection showcases promising ways forward for civil society actors to engage in governance. The authors address topics including: the variety of forms that governance engagement takes from multi-stakeholderism to co-governance to polycentrism/self-governance; the values and power dynamics that underpin these different types of governance processes; effective approaches for achieving desired values and goals; and, the broader relationships and networks that may be activated to support change. By examining and comparing a variety of governance innovations, at a range of scales, the book offers insights for those considering contemporary food systems and their ongoing transformation.

It is suitable for food studies students and researchers within geography, environmental studies, anthropology, policy studies, planning, health sciences and sociology, and will also be of interest to policy makers and civil society organisations with a focus on food systems.

The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com/doi/view/10.4324/9780429503597, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

chapter |18 pages

Introduction – Traversing theory and practice

Social movement engagement in food systems governance for sustainability, justice, and democracy
ByPeter Andrée, Jill K. Clark, Charles Z. Levkoe, Kristen Lowitt
Size: 0.10 MB

chapter 1|24 pages

The governance engagement continuum

Food movement mobilization and the execution of power through governance arrangements
ByPeter Andrée, Jill K. Clark, Charles Z. Levkoe, Kristen Lowitt, Carla Johnston
Size: 0.15 MB

chapter 2|20 pages

Pathways to co-governance?

The role of NGOs in food governance in the Northwest Territories, Canada
ByCarla Johnston, Peter Andrée
Size: 0.33 MB

chapter 3|18 pages

Searching for fit?

Institution building and local action for food system change in Dunedin, New Zealand
ByPhilippa MacKay, Sean Connelly
Size: 0.15 MB

chapter 4|20 pages

Catalyzing change in local food system governance in Calgary, Alberta

The role of YYC Growers and Distributors cooperative
ByMary Beckie, Elizabeth Bacon
Size: 0.41 MB

chapter 5|23 pages

Policy engagement as prefiguration

Experiments in food policy governance through the national food policy dialogue in Canada
ByCharles Z. Levkoe, Amanda Wilson
Size: 0.13 MB
Size: 0.11 MB

chapter 7|19 pages

Indigenous self-determination and food sovereignty through fisheries governance in the Great Lakes region

ByKristen Lowitt, Charles Z. Levkoe, Ryan Lauzon, Kathleen Ryan, Dean Sayers
Size: 0.39 MB

chapter 8|19 pages

Collaborative governance

The case of local food action planning
ByJill K. Clark
Size: 0.16 MB

chapter 9|18 pages

Hybrid governance as rural development

Market, state, and civil society in Correns, France
ByChantal Wei-Ying Clément
Size: 0.10 MB