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The SAGE Handbook of Nature offers an ambitious retrospective and prospective overview of the field that aims to position Nature, the environment and natural processes, at the heart of interdisciplinary social sciences. The three volumes are divided into the following parts: INTRODUCTION TO THE HANDBOOK NATURAL AND SOCIO-NATURAL VULNERABILITIES: INTERWEAVING THE NATURAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES SPACING NATURES: SUSTAINABLE PLACE MAKING AND ADAPTATION COUPLED AND (DE-COUPLED) SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS RISK AND THE ENVIRONMENT: SOCIAL THEORIES, PUBLIC UNDERSTANDINGS, & THE SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE HUNGRY AND THIRSTY CITIES AND THEIR REGIONS CRITICAL CONSUMERISM AND ITS MANUFACTURED NATURES GENDERED NATURES AND ECO-FEMINISM REPRODUCTIVE NATURES: PLANTS, ANIMALS AND PEOPLE NATURE, CLASS AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY BIO-SENSITIVITY & THE ECOLOGIES OF HEALTH THE RESOURCE NEXUS AND ITS RELEVANCE SUSTAINABLE URBAN COMMUNITIES RURAL NATURES AND ...

Urban Food Governance in the Global North
Urban Food Governance in the Global North
Wendy MendesRoberta Sonnino
Introduction

In recent years, burgeoning prices for basic foodstuffs (especially wheat and rice), growing concerns about the sustainability of the agri-food system under the effects of climate change, and the growing incidence of land-grabbing activities in poor countries have been redefining the meaning and the geography of ‘food security’ in four fundamental ways (Sonnino, 2014). First, food insecurity today is simultaneously a problem of under-, over- and mal-consumption that affects over one-quarter of the world's population in both developed and developing countries. Second, the problem has acquired a strong political dimension. The riots that followed the spike in fuel, food and energy prices of 2008 demonstrated that ensuring that all ...

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