publication . Other literature type . Article . 2003

Practicing food democracy:a pragmatic politics of transformation

Neva Hassanein;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2003
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract There is a tension regarding the potential of the alternative agro-food movement to create meaningful change. From one perspective, individual and organizational actors working to change the dominant food system need to be engaged on a daily basis in political and social struggles and accomplish what is presently possible given existing opportunities and barriers. From an alternate view, such pragmatism is woefully inadequate for achieving the complete transformation of the food and agriculture system that many movement actors and academic analysts see as necessary. This paper examines some of the issues underlying this tension. It is argued that the “s...
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free text keywords: Geography, Planning and Development, Development, Sociology and Political Science
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