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The Resource Law and the political economy of hunger, Anna Chadwick

Law and the political economy of hunger, Anna Chadwick

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Law and the political economy of hunger
Title
Law and the political economy of hunger
Statement of responsibility
Anna Chadwick
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book takes as its starting point claims made by NGOs that financial speculators trading in commodity derivatives were instrumental in the causation of the global food crisis in 2007-11, which was aggravated by extraordinary levels of price volatility in markets for grain. Anna Chadwick examines debates over the causal significance of financial speculation in the production of food price volatility. Contradicting a prevailing tendency to cast these debates in terms of the distortion of food prices by financial investors, she argues that it may no longer be possible to conceptually distinguish 'true' prices for commodities from the prices listed on derivatives markets, or to meaningfully delineate between beneficial 'hedging' in financial markets and distortive 'speculative' trading. Chadwick critically examines new regulations that attempt to curb 'excessive' levels of speculation in financial instruments linked to commodity prices. After concluding that the new regulations may be of little help in the fight against world hunger, the author illuminates how existing legal regimes spanning domestic contract law, private property rights, transnational private regulation, categories of public international law, norms of international trade and investment law, and even human rights, actively contribute to the production of hunger in the world. If world hunger is to be eradicated, as successive initiatives of the international community would aim to ensure, greater attention needs to be paid to how different laws and legal regimes coalesce to obstruct vulnerable communities in accessing food, and continue to entitle an economic elite to command access to resources ahead of the needs of poor communities
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Cataloging source
ERASA
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1986-
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Chadwick, Anna
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The history and theory of international law
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  • Food supply
  • Human rights
  • Food supply
  • Food law and legislation
  • Grain trade
  • Food supply
  • Food supply
  • Grain trade
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Law and the political economy of hunger, Anna Chadwick
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xvi, 231 pages
Isbn
9780198823940
Lccn
2018961311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1082355403
Label
Law and the political economy of hunger, Anna Chadwick
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xvi, 231 pages
Isbn
9780198823940
Lccn
2018961311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1082355403

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