Handbook on the Globalisation of Agriculture

Handbooks on Globalisation series

Edited by Guy M. Robinson, Editor, Land Use Policy and Professor, Department of Geography, Environment & Population, University of Adelaide, Australia and Doris A. Carson, Researcher, Department of Geography and Economic History, Umeå University, Sweden

This Handbook provides insights to the ways in which globalisation is affecting the whole agri-food system from farms to the consumer. It covers themes including the physical basis of agriculture, the influence of trade policies, the nature of globalised agriculture, and resistance to globalisation in the form of attempts to foster greater sustainability and multifunctional agricultural systems. Drawing upon studies from around the world, the Handbook will appeal to a broad and varied readership, across academics, students, and policy-makers interested in economics, trade, geography, sociology and political science.

‘Guy Robinson and Doris Carson have assembled a wonderfully comprehensive and timely book that both reveals and joins together the many and varied elements of diverse contemporary agriculture and food production systems. The book stands as a valuable scan of the diverse forces and processes of change in agriculture and also makes visible, through its various and well-chosen case analyses, the abiding and sometimes colliding roles of structure, agency, power and place in shaping farm and food futures.’
– John Smithers, University of Guelph, Canada

‘An excellent, timely and innovative contribution to the wide-ranging debates on the globalisation of agriculture. The book brings together a wide array of authors who approach agricultural globalisation issues from various angles spanning both the social and natural sciences, including key contributions on agriculture/environment issues, food security challenges, policy regimes, transnational corporations, and challenges of an increasingly globalised agriculture.’
– Geoff A. Wilson, Plymouth University, UK

‘It is clear that this handbook provides a wide and very rich overview of topics, themes, theoretical reflections and scholarly debates addressing recent transformations in global agriculture in its broadest terms. The volume excels due to a combi-nation of wide perspectives with multiple foci. In general, the chapters are clear and concise, illustrating the wealth and depth of this research area. That makes this vol-ume an excellent reference work and a sound point of departure for new research.'
– Comparativ – Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung

2016 528 pp Paperback 978 1 78643 653 5 £38.40 £48.00 $59.16 $73.95
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