Monthly Archives: March 2016

Finance and Food – W16.5

In a recent article in the Journal of Peasant Studies (2014, vol. 41, no. 5, 797-814), Jennifer Clapp examines the political implications of the increased financialization of the global food system. She uses the concept of distancing to describe the … Continue reading

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Waste Frontiers – W16.4

World-systems theory views the globe like a complex living organism, in which there is a constant flow of various elements between the core of developed nations and the periphery of less developed ones. While the world-system is largely open, allowing … Continue reading

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