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Law and the Political Economy of Hunger

Anna Chadwick


This book offers the first in-depth analysis of the significance of law in the context of world hunger. The book takes as its starting point the global food crisis in 2007–08—a crisis said to have been exacerbated by financial speculators ‘gambling’ on the price of food via commodity derivatives. Challenging the tendency to attribute the highly differentiated impact of the crisis to an underlying condition of ‘food insecurity’, the author relates the role that international law has played in making some populations ‘food insecure’ in the first instance. The book then examines recent developmen ... More

Keywords: food insecurity, political economy, financialization, international law, right to food, critical theory, regulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198823940
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198823940.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Chadwick, author
Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow, University of Glasgow