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Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability

Christopher B. Barrett


This book draws together chapters by leading global experts to explore the complex relationship between food security and sociopolitical stability up to roughly 2025. It offers new insights building on lessons learned since the 2008 and 2011 global food price spikes sparked political unrest that toppled multiple governments and spurred a global land rush unlike any seen since the nineteenth century. The volume opens with three broad background papers that discuss the full sweep of the topic and likely scenarios over the coming decade for the global food economy and climate patterns relevant to ... More

Keywords: climate, food production, food security, land, political economy, price spikes, sociopolitical stability, technology, water

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199679362
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679362.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher B. Barrett, editor
Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management and International Professor of Agriculture, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and Professor, Department of Economics, Cornell University

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2 The Future of the Global Food Economy: Scenarios for Supply, Demand, and Prices

Mark W. Rosegrant, Simla Tokgoz, and Prapti Bhandary

4 The Global Land Rush

Klaus Deininger

6 Managing Marine Resources for Food and Human Security

Timothy R. McClanahan, Eddie H. Allison, and Joshua E. Cinner

7 Crop Technologies for the Coming Decade

Susan McCouch, and Samuel Crowell

13 Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability in Sub-Saharan Africa

Christopher B. Barrett, and Joanna B. Upton

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