By Vaughan Higgins, Geoffrey Lawrence

Foodstuff safeguard and sustainability are arguably crucial concerns dealing with the agri-food region at first of a brand new millennium. In an period of globalization, the place kingdom states seem to have a diminishing function in governing those concerns, the present and rising energy family members underpinning agri-food rules call for renewed scholarly realization. Drawing upon the services of a few of the main trendy writers in rural sociology, geography and anthropology, this booklet exhibits how globalization methods open up a brand new regulatory politics within which ‘non-political’ types of governing play an more and more influential function in shaping agricultural construction and intake. the 1st of its sort to severely and comprehensively learn new types of governing and rules, this crucial textual content explores the connection among globalization and new websites, areas and brokers of agricultural law, utilizing distinct case stories in built countries to demonstrate issues made. Demonstrating the political importance of regulatory mechanisms extending past the nation, the e-book additionally discusses the results for the governing of the agri-food zone.

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In addition, any non-tariff barrier to market access must be ‘tariffied’, meaning it must be quantified and then subject to scheduled reductions. Obstacles to market access are considered to be the most egregious examples of government interference in the market, and the principles of market rule require that market logic determine the actions of government, not the other way around. In short, implementing policies that encourage ecologically efficient domestic agriculture (in terms of less resource-intensive productive and distributive capacities), and finance that development through tariffs on foreign imports, is considered worse for the global economy than propping up production of exports made ‘artificially’ competitive through government income support policies that allow commodities to be sold on the world market well below the cost of production.

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Many governments in the global South face an impasse, where foreign currency requirements to service their debt intensify agri-exporting, or debtrescheduling involves ‘second generation structural adjustment’ (linking credit to ‘good governance’ such as privatization), generate legitimacy crises as they withdraw land from staple foods, or public services from citizens. The growing legitimacy crisis expressed itself in the rebellion at Cancun against the implications of corporate governing. The organization of the G20 was the palpable result, but its potency is likely to be undermined by the introduction of bilateral manoeuvres by the Quad powers to tempt individual Southern states into the Faustian bargain of access to Northern markets.

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