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International Political Economy Series
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Urban Food Democracy and Governance in North and South

Authors: Thornton, Alec

  • Makes a substantive contribution to global scholarship on urban food systems and the urban UN SDG 11
  • Includes both case studies and thematic discussion
  • Case studies come from cities in the Global North and South which have often been neglected in the wider literature about urban food issues
  • Contains detailed policy suggestions
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  • Due: November 18, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-17187-2
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About this book

“Grounded in the urban politics of the 21st Century world-wide, this thoughtful volume hooks urban food – and especially its production – to social justice in a realistic and manageable way.”
—Diana Lee-Smith, Mazingira Institute, Kenya

“An excellent international overview of urban food democracy and governance, with impressive geographical reach.”
—Andre Viljoen, University of Brighton, UK

This edited collection explores urban food democracy as part of a broader policy-based approach to sustainable urban development. Conceptually, governance and social justice provide the analytical framework for a varied array of contributions which critically address issues including urban agriculture, smart cities, human health and wellbeing and urban biodiversity. Some chapters take the form of thematic, issue-based discussions, where others are constituted by empirical case studies. Contributing authors include both academic experts and practitioners who hail from a wide range of disciplines, professions and nations. All offer original research and robust consideration of urban food democracy in cities from across the Global North and South. Taken as a whole, this book makes a significant contribution to understanding the potential enabling role of good urban governance in developing formal urban food policy that is economically and socially responsive and in tune with forms of community-driven adaptation of space for the local production, distribution and consumption of nutritious food.


About the authors

Alec Thornton is Senior Lecturer in Geography and Academic Co-Lead for Africa at the Institute for Global Development, University of New South Wales, Australia. He is Senior Research Associate at the School of Humanities and at the School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Buy this book

eBook £47.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: November 18, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-17187-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: November 18, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-17186-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Food Democracy and Governance in North and South
Authors
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17187-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17187-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17186-5
Series ISSN
2662-2483
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 320
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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