Contested landscapes: the global political economy of climate smart agriculture

Newell, Peter and Taylor, Olivia Grace (2017) Contested landscapes: the global political economy of climate smart agriculture. Journal of Peasant Studies, 45 (1). pp. 108-129. ISSN 0306-6150

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Analysing key initiatives in the area of climate-smart agriculture and the politics which surround them, this paper identifies the dominant discourses shaping the debate through a discussion of discursive sites of power and by mapping the emerging ‘regime complex’ of institutional power that operates at the interface of the climate and agrifood system. This is connected to forms of material power that derive from control over production, finance and technology in the neoliberal food regime by transnational capital. Such an analysis has important implications for which solutions are promoted as part of climate-smart agriculture and which actors are likely to benefit from the flows of technology, finance and institutional support that are mobilised in the struggle to define a viable global agrifood system in a warming world.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Sustainability Research Programme
Depositing User: Sharon Krummel
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2017 10:58
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2019 02:00

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