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International Political Economy Series

Governing Cotton

Globalization and Poverty in Africa

Authors: Sneyd, A.

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This book traces the historic relationships between cotton production, the international cotton trade and poverty south of the Sahara, and assesses various approaches to corporate social responsibility and nongovernmental policy advocacy in this area.

About the authors

ADAM SNEYD Assistant Professor of International Political Economy and Development at the University of Guelph, Canada. He has published on the relevance of the North-South debate in the present era of globalization, and his current research focuses on tropical timber and poverty in the Central Africa region.

Reviews

'Adam Sneyd's critique significantly contributes to the ongoing debate on poverty among commodity producers.' - Jomo Kwame Sundaram, UN Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development

'This is a must read for scholars and policy-makers who are attempting to understand the micro-realities and lived experience of Africa's poverty problem. Sneyd belongs to an innovative and gifted generation of young scholars who are forcing us to rethink the basics of international political economy. His important book deserves high praise.' - Daniel Drache, Associate Director, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies and Professor of Political Science, York University, Toronto, Canada

'This book offers a thoughtful and balanced assessment of the linkages between cotton production and poverty in Africa in an era of economic globalization. The book's discussion of new governance initiatives such as corporate social responsibility efforts is both rich in detail and highly engaging.' Jennifer Clapp, CIGI Chair in Global Environmental Governance and Professor, Balsillie School of International Affairs and Environment and Resources Department, University of Waterloo, Canada


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Cotton-Picking Problems Beyond the WTO

    Sneyd, Adam

    Pages 1-12

  • Historic Relationships Between Cotton and Poverty

    Sneyd, Adam

    Pages 13-47

  • Global Trade Governance and Cotton Dependence: Beyond Poverty Maintenance

    Sneyd, Adam

    Pages 48-78

  • Breaking the Historic Relationships in Tanzania

    Sneyd, Adam

    Pages 79-103

  • NGOs, Conventional Production and Poverty

    Sneyd, Adam

    Pages 104-124

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $105.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-25278-3
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Softcover $100.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Governing Cotton
Book Subtitle
Globalization and Poverty in Africa
Authors
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-29945-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230299450
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-25278-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32244-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 241
Topics