204 pages | 12 B/W Illus.
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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.
Introduction- Traversing Theory and Practice: Social Movement Engagement in Food Systems Governance for Sustainability, Justice and Democracy
Peter Andrée, Jill K. Clark, Charles Z. Levkoe, and Kristen Lowitt
1. The Governance Engagement Continuum: Food Movement Mobilization and the Execution of Power through Governance Arrangements
Peter Andrée, Jill K. Clark, Charles Z. Levkoe, Kristen Lowitt, and Carla Johnston
2. Pathways to Co-governance? The Role of NGOs in Food Governance in the Northwest Territories, Canada
Carla Johnston and Peter Andrée
3. Searching for fit? Institution building and local action for food system change in Dunedin, NZ
Philippa MacKay & Sean Connelly
4. Catalyzing change in local food system governance in Calgary, Alberta: The role of YYC Growers and Distributors Cooperative
Mary Beckie & Elizabeth Bacon
5. Policy Engagement as Prefiguration: Experiments in Food Policy Governance through the National Food Policy Dialogue in Canada
Charles Z. Levkoe & Amanda Wilson
6. Comparing the Effectiveness of Structures for Addressing Hunger and Food Insecurity
Molly D. Anderson
7. Indigenous self-determination and food sovereignty through fisheries governance in the Great Lakes Region
Kristen Lowitt, Charles Z. Levkoe, Ryan Lauzon, Kathleen Ryan, Chief Dean Sayers
8. Collaborative Governance: The Case of Local Food Action Planning
Jill K. Clark
9. Hybrid governance as rural development: Market, state and civil society in Correns, France
Chantal Wei-Ying Clément