Search results: Found 24

Listing 1 - 10 of 24 << page
of 3
>>
Sort by
Chapter 24 FOOD AS COMMONS (Book chapter)

Authors: --- --- ---
ISBN: 9781351665520 9781138062627 9781315161495 Year: Pages: 24 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Agriculture (General)
Added to DOAB on : 2019-01-15 13:33:12
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

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)

Keywords

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

Climate Adaptation Finance and Investment in California

Author:
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
Added to DOAB on : 2019-01-15 13:34:04
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

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.

Derecho privado y modernización

Authors: --- --- --- --- et al.
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
Added to DOAB on : 2019-04-17 11:21:03
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

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;

Estudos de Direito Internacional privado da União Europeia

Author:
Book Series: Ensino ISBN: 9789892611747 Year: Pages: 374 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1175-4 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Added to DOAB on : 2019-04-23 16:21:06
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

After the entry into force of the Amsterdam Treaty (1999), and developing the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice created at that time, the European Union institutions approved a set of Union law acts on private international law (conflict of laws and conflicts of jurisdiction). One may therefore speak of a european private international law, whose dispositions, in the matters covered by them, replace the application of the corresponding rules created by the Member States. The present work, besides placing that normative creation of the Union in the respective context, examines some of the most relevant among those acts (on contractual obligations, extracontractual obligations, maintenance obligations, divorce and legal separation, succession and jurisdiction and recognition of decisions in civil and commercial matters), and includes also an essay on the jurisprudential trends of the European Court of Justice with relevance to this field of the law.

The State, Business and Education: Public-Private Partnerships Revisited

Authors: ---
Book Series: NORRAG Series on International Education and Development ISBN: 9781788970327 9781788970334 Year: Pages: 208 DOI: 10.4337/9781788970334
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Subject: Economics --- Education
Added to DOAB on : 2018-10-18 12:35:21
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Businesses, philanthropies and non-profit entities are increasingly successful in capturing public funds to support private provision of schooling in developed and developing countries. Coupled with market-based reforms that include weak regulation, control over workforces, standardization of processes and economies of scale, private provision of schooling is often seen to be convenient for both public authorities and businesses. This book examines how the public subsidization of these forms of private education affects quality, equality and the realization of human rights.With original research from leading experts, The State, Business and Education sheds light on the privatization of education in fragile circumstances. It illustrates the ways in which private actors have expanded their involvement in education as a business, and shows the influence of policy borrowing on the spread of for-profit education. Case studies from Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, India and Syrian refugee camps illustrate the ways in which private actors have expanded their involvement in education as a business.This book will be of interest not only to academics and students of international and comparative education, but also to education development professionals in both the private and public sectors, with its empirical assessment of case studies, and careful consideration of the lessons to be learned from each.

Universitäre Industriekooperation, Informationszugang und Freiheit der Wissenschaft

Author:
ISBN: 9783161576041 9783161576058 Year: DOI: 10.1628/978-3-16-157605-8 Language: German
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104827
Subject: Law
Added to DOAB on : 2019-07-16 11:21:02
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Klaus Ferdinand Gärditz's case study sets out the legal framework for collaborations between universities and private sponsors, where the responsibility to protect academic freedom requires particular safeguarding in order to ensure that authoritative, independent, and credible research can be carried out by public universities.

Men In The Public Eye

Author:
ISBN: 9780203134481 9780415076197 9780415076203 9781134902767 9781134902750 9781134902712 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203134481 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Sociology
Added to DOAB on : 2019-11-08 11:21:18
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Keeping up Her Geography

Author:
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
Added to DOAB on : 2019-11-08 11:21:20
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

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

Authors: ---
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
Added to DOAB on : 2019-11-08 11:21:22
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

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

Author:
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
Added to DOAB on : 2011-11-04 00:00:00
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

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.

Listing 1 - 10 of 24 << page
of 3
>>
Sort by