Civic Engagement in Food System Governance

Civic Engagement in Food System Governance

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source

The local food movement is one of the most active of current civil engagement social movements. This work presents primary evidence from over 900 documents, interviews, and participant observations, and provides the first descriptive history of local food movement national policy achievements in the US, from 1976 to 2013, and in the UK, from 1991 to 2013, together with reviews of both the American and British local food movements. It provides a US-UK comparative context, significantly updating earlier comparisons of American, British and European farm and rural policies. The comparative perspective shows that, over time, more effective strategies for national policy change required social-movement building strategies, such as collaborative policy coalitions, capacity-building for smaller organizations, and policy entrepreneurship for joining together separate rural, farming, food, and health interests. In contrast, narrowly-defined single issue campaigns often undermined long-term policy change, even if short-term wins emerged. By profiling interviews of American and English movement leaders, policymakers, and funders, the book demonstrates that democratic participation in food policy is best supported when funders incentivize groups to work together and overcome their differences.Panelist presentation in workshop: Local a€“ Global Connections View from Across the Pond: Can Campaigning Deliver Systems Change? Presented at ... [recorded Powerpoint presentation]. Sustain Policy ... A Guide to Community Food Projects. p. 19. Taylor, B. ... Ph. D. Dissertation, University College London. Trarieux .... Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Alexandria, VA. p. 1.

Title:Civic Engagement in Food System Governance
Author:Alan R. Hunt
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-10-05


You Must CONTINUE and create a free account to access unlimited downloads & streaming