The Politics of Food Sovereignty: Concept, Practice and Social Movements

ISS PhD researcher Christina Schiavoni co-edited a book

ISS PhD researcher Christina Schiavoni Edited a book together with two other authors, Annie Shattuck and Zoe Van Gelder.

The book is entitled : The Politics of Food Sovereignty:  Concept, Practice and Social Movements


About the Book

Food sovereignty has been a fundamentally contested concept in global agrarian discourse over the last two decades, as a political project and campaign, an alternative, a social movement, and an analytical framework.

It has inspired and mobilized diverse publics: workers, scholars and public intellectuals, farmers and peasant movements, NGOs, and human rights activists in the global North and South.

The term ‘food sovereignty’ has become a challenging subject for social science research, and has been interpreted and reinterpreted in a variety of ways. It is broadly defined as the right of peoples to democratically control or determine the shape of their food system, and to produce sufficient and healthy food in culturally appropriate and ecologically sustainable ways in and near their territory.

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