Private Food Governance: Implications for Social Sustainability and Democratic Legitimacy

  • Doris Fuchs
  • Agni Kalfagianni
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


The global food system and its governance have important implications for the question of sustainability. Engaging over half of the world’s population, agricultural production provides a livelihood for a major proportion of people on the planet, and food is a commodity that touches us all as consumers. Food production and trade, moreover, have important implications for socioeconomic outcomes and, depending on their organization and distribution, can work to either enhance or detract from economic opportunities and environmental and social living conditions.


Corporate Social Responsibility Deliberative Democracy Democratic Legitimacy Private Standard Private Governance 
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