Politics of Globalization presents an up-to-date perspective on the kaleidoscopic politics of globalization. The authors analyze the existing definitions of capitalism and argue that globalization and the consequent growing multi-polarity in world politics is not a crisis but a proliferation of capitalisms. This network of capitalisms becomes the framework of the politics of the new globalization.

Exploring Global Agrifood Politics and the Position of Limited Resource Producers in the United States*

Exploring Global Agrifood Politics and the Position of Limited Resource Producers in the United States*

Exploring global agrifood politics and the position of limited resource producers in the United States
John J.Green and Anna M.Kleiner

Introduction

Agriculture and food are of paramount importance to development processes (Hall and Midgley 2004). Food and fibre are necessary components to livelihoods, they constitute important economic sectors in many places around the globe, and production and consumption shape the physical world for better or worse. Given the importance of agrifood systems, it is little wonder that globalization entails tension between national, international and transnational interests. In some cases, agrifood policies are the key points of conflict in negotiations through bodies such as the World Trade Organization (WTO) (McMichael 2000).

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