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Trading Out of the Global Food Crisis? The World Trade Organization and the Geopolitics of Food Security

Citation
Margulis M (2014) Trading Out of the Global Food Crisis? The World Trade Organization and the Geopolitics of Food Security, Geopolitics, 19 (2), pp. 322-350.

Abstract
The geopolitics of the Global Food Crisis and international trade has received limited scholarly attention, a significant omission given the major roles of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in structuring world food production and trade flows and as a principal inter-state governing mechanism of the global agro-food system. Analysing recent international policy actions framing the WTO as a ‘fix' to the Global Food Crisis, this article points to the value of a critical geopolitics of agro-power sensitive to the spatial reconfiguration of production and power in the global agro-food system, problematising geospatial categories such as ‘North' and ‘South', and that takes seriously contests for control of geopolitical agents such as the WTO.

StatusPublished
AuthorsMargulis Matias
Publication date2014
Publication date online02/06/2014
PublisherTaylor and Francis
ISSN 1465-0045
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Geopolitics: Volume 19, Issue 2

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