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Canada at the G8 and UN Committee on World Food Security: forum-shifting in global food security governance

Citation
Margulis M (2015) Canada at the G8 and UN Committee on World Food Security: forum-shifting in global food security governance, Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, 21 (2), pp. 164-178.

Abstract
Following the 2007-2008 Global Food Crisis, the Government of Canada doubled its aid spending on food security and made fighting world food insecurity a key foreign policy objective. The Government of Canada positioned itself for, and claims to enjoy, global leadership in global food security governance. This article examines the Government of Canada's behavior at two leading institutions for global food security governance, the Group of Eight (G8) and the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS). I argue that the government has engaged in a forum-shifting strategy between these two institutions that has enhanced its reputation among a small group of peer states at the G8 but diminished its reputation and influence at the CFS. With the CFS emerging as a key institution for agenda-setting, norm-building and rule-making in global food security governance, Canada's marginal influence and peripheral status at this body undermines the government's claims of global leadership.

Keywords
Canada; global governance; food security; Group of Eight; UN Committee on World Food Security

StatusPublished
AuthorsMargulis Matias
Publication date2015
Publication date online15/05/2015
Date accepted by journal15/12/2014
PublisherTaylor and Francis
ISSN 1192-6422
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Canadian Foreign Policy Journal: Volume 21, Issue 2

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