Contested Global Governance Space and Transnational Agrarian Movements
This book is the first study of the new transnational agrarian movements (TAMs) from their perspective. Merging scholarship with activism through a methodology of observant participation, it explores how TAMs strategize within the global governance of agriculture to confront neoliberal aims of expanding capital penetration in the countryside. TAMs oppose this phase of financialization and instead foster a system based on agroecology and re-peasantization of production, valuing labour and natural resources over capital. The book also outlines how TAMs defend food sovereignty and oppose neoliberal policies in the context of climate change negotiations.
Series: Critical Development Studies
|Critical Development Studies Series|
|Introduction: A Strategic Vision for the Agrarian Institutional Guerrilla|
|1 Financialization and Capital Accumulation|
|2 Globalization, Capital Accumulation, and the Role of Agriculture|
|3 Transnational Governance of Agriculture|
|4 Climate Change and Family Farming: A Confrontation at the Agroecological Frontier|
|Appendix: Establishment of Transnational Agrarian Movements|
'I highly recommend this book for its high value in scientific and political debate for a critical understanding of global governance issues and core issues such as agroecology and biotechnology.'
'This is a very original book. Most analyses on financialization of food and agriculture are not linked to transnational agrarian movements, and most
studies of transnational agrarian movements are not linked to financialization of food and agriculture. This book is the first attempt at combining
analyses of the two. It is done from a scholar-activist perspective, making the book extraordinary and important.'
Mauro Conti is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Calabria, Italy. He works as a consultant on family farming for the FAO. He formerly served as the global coordinator of the Secretariat of the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty and as president and policy officer at Centro Internazionale Crocevia.