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...

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.
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
Mini-Conference at the Annual Conference for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) https://sase.org/2016---berkeley/mini-conferences_fr_232.html#MC13 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 (miniconf13.sase@gmail.com)