I have been asked to share this call for papers with readers of this blog. Happy submitting!
The Fifth Annual National Conference of Network of Rural and Agrarian Studies (NRAS) will be held during 27-29 October, 2017 at the Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
The theme of the conference is ‘Agrarian Transition’ and Rural‐Urban Linkages in India in the Twenty-first Century’.
The conference is now open for paper submissions. Please see the detailed Concept Note and Call for Papers below.
Papers for the Conference can be submitted through easychair.org.
For regular updates on the conference please visit and bookmark the Conference Blog.
This year the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) is meeting in September in Oslo, Norway.
We have a great session planned on “The politics of food governance“. Deadline to submit abstracts is February 15th.
To submit an abstract you do need to sign up on the ECPR website . You will get there directly if you click on “propose a paper”. If you submit, please indicate which panel you would like to be a part of (listed below).
Hope to see you in Oslo!
69. Session description:
During this conference we welcome panels and papers that critically analyze the struggle for power at the global level in relation to food governance. Since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, especially Goal 2 which aims to eradicate hunger, many public and private players have been engaged in a benevolent and concerted action to reach the goals in 2030. At the same time international markets are globalizing leaving smallholders and other food producers as price takers, leaving them increasingly vulnerable and dependent. Organized (EU) farmers are also seriously affected by the globalization of food governance and the liberalization of the world markets. And all together it results in a complex power dynamic between emancipating smallholder social movements, resiliency-testing farmers from the EU, power/profit seeking multinationals, NGOs and governments.
Continue reading “The politics of food governance: Final call for abstracts”
Just a quick post to share links to two calls for abstracts for very interesting international conferences. I have added links to the sessions that I will be co-chairing.
- International Conference on Public Policy
Singapore, June 28-30, 2017
T03P04 – Uncovering Politics in Public Policies for Agriculture and Food
- European Consortium for Political Research
Oslo, Norway, 6-9 September 2017
Section 69: The Politics of Food Governance
Continue reading “Food policy panels @ political studies conferences: 2 calls for abstracts”
Food security is a “wicked” development problem which is deeply political and for which there is no single solution. Re-imagining how to reshape the existing governance arrangements that have facilitated a world where more than one billion people are obese, and almost another one billion are under-nourished at a time of increased resource scarcity and climate change, requires deliberate and committed politicization of related policies.
One challenge is that while development is inherently political the governance arrangements (formal and informal) that coordinate development practices are often organised in ways that have de-policising effects. More concretely, when it comes to food security governance trends towards multi-stakeholder platforms, data-driven indicators with related monitoring and evaluation frameworks, and consensus-based decision-making processes, serve to conceal relations of power and the agendas of particular actors in the name of consultation, technocracy, and democracy.
This panel invites papers that:
– Identify and analyse ways in which actors, especially civil society and social movements insert politics and issues of power into governance spaces;
– Reflect on similarities, differences and interconnections across the practices, tactics and strategies used by actors to politicise the space and to push for alternatives to the dominant food systems.
– Comment and advance theorizing on emerging trends across the debates of food governance and the potential of civil society to envisage alternative scenarios and affect the policy process.
For more information, and to submit an abstract click here
Call for papers is 21 March to 25 April, so submit soon!
Mini-Conference at the Annual Conference for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE)
Mini Conference Title: ‘Re-embedding the social: New Modes of Production, Critical Consumption and Alternative Lifestyles’
Location: Berkeley, University of California
Date: June 24-26, 2016
Mini-conference organisers: Francesca Forno, Lara Monticelli, Torsten Geelan, and Paolo R. Graziano.
Extended abstract: approx. 1000 words to be submitted through the SASE website, clearly stating that you wish to be considered for this mini-conference (https://sase.org)
Deadline for abstracts submission : 18th January 2016
Expected output: edited collection or special issue
Extra-conference activity: visiting/dining at a local co-operative/eco-village (tbc)
Any questions: email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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