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Chapter 24 FOOD AS COMMONS (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781351665520 9781138062627 9781315161495 Year: Pages: 24 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Agriculture (General)
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This book was motivated by the need to approach with a fresh look what we regard as perhaps&#xD;the most embarrassing&#xD;predicament of the Anthropocene/Capitalocene (Capra and Mattei,&#xD;2015, Altvater et al., 2016, Moore, 2017). We live in an era with roughly the same number (about&#xD;one billion) of over-fed people and of people lacking access to nutritious food (which means&#xD;that do not know in the morning if they will be able to feed themselves and their children during&#xD;the day). Our era also stands out by the remarkable amount of food that is wasted in some&#xD;parts of the world and by the unprecedented number of livestock that populates this planet&#xD;(Patel and Moore, 2017). Moreover, in the current phase of neoliberal capitalism that dominates&#xD;in the Anthropocene/Capitalocene, the ecological footprint is out of control; some rich people&#xD;(the majority in the Global North and the elite in the Global South) can enjoy every day food&#xD;shipped from thousands of miles away on gas gulping aircrafts and boats that pollute the environment&#xD;beyond imagination. Such luxury, the result of the worldwide colonization of diets,&#xD;would be impossible without a very significant environmental subsidy; if all the externalities&#xD;had to be internalized, eating Nile Perch would be unaffordable to most people everywhere.&#xD;The subsidy is ultimately paid by the poor in the South and, in general, will certainly be paid&#xD;by future generations. Unless we deal with and avoid the hidden social and environmental costs&#xD;that are so far unaccounted for in the hegemonic food system (TEEB, 2018)

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Food --- commons --- public --- civic --- private

Climate Adaptation Finance and Investment in California

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Book Series: Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability ISBN: 9780367026073 9780429398759 Year: Pages: 172 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Economics --- Social Sciences
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This book serves as a guide for local governments and private enterprises&#xD;as they navigate the unchartered waters of investing in climate change&#xD;adaptation and resilience. This book serves not only as a resource guide&#xD;for identifying potential funding sources but also as a roadmap for asset&#xD;management and public fi nance processes. It highlights practical synergies&#xD;between funding mechanisms, as well as the confl icts that may arise between&#xD;varying interests and strategies. While the main focus of this work is on the&#xD;State of California, this book offers broader insights for how states, local&#xD;governments and private enterprises can take those critical fi rst steps in&#xD;investing in society’s collective adaptation to climate change.

Public and Private in Ancient Mediterranean Law and Religion

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ISBN: 9783110367034 9783110371024 9783110392517 Year: Pages: 263 DOI: 10.1515/9783110367034 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council
Subject: Religion --- History
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The public/private distinction is fundamental to modern theories of the family, religion and religious freedom, and state power, yet it has different salience, and is understood differently, from place to place and time to time. The volume examines the public/private distinction in the cultures and religions of the ancient Mediterranean, in the formative periods of Greece and Rome and the religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Derecho privado y modernización

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Book Series: Global Perspectives on Legal History ISBN: 9783944773018 9783944773117 Year: Pages: 324 DOI: 10.12946/gplh2 Language: Italian|English|Spanish;
Publisher: Max Planck Institute for European Legal History
Subject: Law --- History
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The volume contains essays on the modernization of private law in Europe and Latin America from the viewpoint of legal history. Through a comparison between different forms of legal development in various normative und cultural contexts, the papers seek to open up new research perspectives on the concept of modernization in the field of private law.&#xD;

Men In The Public Eye

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ISBN: 9780203134481 9780415076197 9780415076203 9781134902767 9781134902750 9781134902712 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203134481 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Sociology
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First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Keeping up Her Geography

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Book Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory ISBN: 9780203944493 9780415979498 9781138813946 9781135863333 9781135863326 9781135863289 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203944493 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Recently, literary critics and some historians have argued that to use the language of separate spheres is to "mistake fiction for reality." However, the tendency in this criticism is to ignore the work of feminist political theorists who argue that a range of ideologies of the public and private consistently work to mask gender inequalities. In Keeping Up Her Geography, Tanya Ann Kenedy argues that these inequalities are shaped by multiple, but interconnected, spatial constructions of the public and private in US culture. Moreover, the early twentieth century when key spatial concepts – the nation, the urban, the regional, and the domestic – were being redefined is a pivotal era for understanding how the public-private binary remains tenaciously central to the defining of gender. Keeping Up Her Geography shows that this is the case in a range of literary and cultural contexts: in feminist speeches at the World’s Columbian Exposition, in middle-class women’s urban reform texts, in southern writer Ellen Glasgow’s novels, and in the autobiographical narratives of Zora Neale Hurston and Agnes Smedley.

Housing and Social Policy

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Book Series: Housing and Society Series ISBN: 9780203086971 9780415283663 9780415283670 9781134455256 9781134455249 9781134455201 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203086971 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Architecture
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This topical book transforms the analysis of housing problems into a lively, interesting and contentious subject of social scientific study, addressing themes of residential experience, inclusion/empowerment, sustainability and professionalism/managerialism, which lie at the heart of the housing and social policy debate. Each chapter considers a specific social category - such as class, gender, or disability - and evaluates the experience and understanding of housing and social policy under this category. With innovative approaches to conceptualising housing and a clear, defined structure, Housing and Social Policy encourages students and practitioners in both arenas to think reflexively about housing as a central instrument of social policy and social experience.

Private food law: Governing food chains through contract law, self-regulation, private standards, audits and certification schemes

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Book Series: EIFL: European Institute of Food Law series ISBN: 9789086867301 Year: Pages: 436 DOI: 10.3920/978-90-8686-730-1 Language: English
Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers Grant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Subject: Law
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Since the turn of the Millennium, world-wide initiatives from the private sector have turned the regulatory environment for food businesses upside down. For the first time in legal literature this book analyses private law initiatives relating to the food chain, often referred to as private (voluntary) standards or schemes. Private standards are used to remedy flaws in legislation in order to reach higher levels of consumer protection than the ones chosen by the EU legislature and to manage risks and liability beyond the traditional limits of food businesses. We see that litigation is no longer solely framed by legislative requirements, but ever more by private standards such as GlobalGAP, BRC, IFS, SQF and ISO. These private standards incorporate public law requirements thus embedding them in contractual relations and exporting them beyond the jurisdiction of public legislators. This book also addresses how private standards play a role in defining specific markets of growing importance. It is noted that organic standards have found an interesting symbioses with public law.&#xD;Another development on this topic is that food businesses are inspected more often by private auditors than by public inspectors. Effects in terms of receiving or being denied certification far outweigh public law sanctions. In short private law has changed an entire legal infrastructure for the food sector. It emerges as competing with the public law regulatory infrastructure.&#xD;This book is of interest to all who concern themselves with food law legislation and litigation and the evolving role of private standards on changing the landscape of food chains and innovation.

Evidence in Civil Law - Estonia

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Book Series: Law & Society ISBN: 9789616842396 Year: Pages: 69 DOI: 10.4335/978-961-6842-39-6 Language: English
Publisher: Institute for Local Self-Government and Public Procurement Maribor
Subject: Political Science
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Since Estonia regained its independence on 20 August 1991 Estonian civil procedure has been gradually developed from the civil procedure of Estonian SSR to the modern civil procedure rules in force today. The current code of civil procedure was adopted on 20 April 2005 and came into force in 1 January 2006. Since coming into force several changes have been made to the current code with significant changes coming into force on 1 January 2009. Estonian civil procedure is mainly based on the adversarial principle, except for some specific cases and proceedings on petition where the inquisitorial principle is used. Deriving from this the parties are in most cases free to decide on what evidence to submit and whether to submit evidence at all. While the court may ask the parties to submit evidence, they are not required to do so. The situation is different in cases based on the inquisitorial principle. Estonian civil procedure does not impose many restrictions as to the kind of evidence that can be submitted. Virtually anything that can be reproduced in some way may be submitted as documentary evidence and any person who has knowledge about the facts of the case may be heard as a witness. Even the parties may be heard under oath. The Estonian Code of Civil Procedure does not set out many rules on how to evaluate the evidence submitted. The basic rule is that the court has to assess the evidence impartially and as a whole and not give any preference to any particular piece of evidence.

The Practice of Industrial Policy: Government—Business Coordination in Africa and East Asia

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ISBN: 9780198796954 Year: Pages: 336 DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796954.001.0001 Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press Grant: WIDER Studies in Development Economics
Subject: Economics
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Much of the information relevant to policy formulation for industrial development is held by the private sector, not by public officials. There is, therefore, fairly broad agreement in the development literature that some form of structured engagement—often referred to as close or strategic coordination—between the public and private sectors is needed, to assist in the design of appropriate policies and provide feedback on their implementation. There is less agreement on how that engagement should be structured, how its objectives be defined, and how success be measured. In fact, the academic literature provides little practical guidance on how governments interested in developing such a framework should go about doing it. The burden of this lack of guidance falls most heavily on Africa, where—despite twenty years of growth—lack of structural transformation has slowed job creation and the pace of poverty reduction. In 2014, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) launched a joint research project: The Practice of Industrial Policy. The aim is to help African policy makers develop better coordination between public and private sectors in order to identify the constraints to faster structural transformation and design, implement, and monitor policies to remove them. This book, written by national researchers and international experts, presents the results of that research by combining a set of analytical ‘framing’ essays on close coordination with case studies of successful and unsuccessful efforts at close coordination in Africa and in comparator countries.

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