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Social routines and the consumption of food

Mark Tomlinson and Andrew McMeekin

in Innovation By Demand: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Demand and its Role in Innovation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062674
eISBN:
9781781700273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062674.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The existence of consumption routines is particularly significant for those interested in the diffusion of innovative consumer products. The implication is that existing routines need to be modified ... More


Outsourcing Welfare: How the Money Immigrants Send Home Contributes to Stability in Developing Countries

Roy Germano

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190862848
eISBN:
9780190862879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862848.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Economy

This book is about how remittances—the money international migrants send to family members in their home countries—contribute to economic, political, and social stability in developing countries. ... More


Innovation by demand? An introduction

Andrew McMeekin, Ken Green, Tomlinson Mark, and Vivien Walsh

in Innovation By Demand: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Demand and its Role in Innovation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062674
eISBN:
9781781700273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062674.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book offers broad conceptual overviews of ways that the sociological and economics literatures address issues of innovation, demand, and consumption. It looks at the sociological literature on ... More


The heretics in the house

Matthew Eagleton-Pierce

in Symbolic Power in the World Trade Organization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199662647
eISBN:
9780191748424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662647.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This second case study examines a labour-intensive struggle by the G33 WTO coalition to conceptualise and codify new ideas related to special and differentiated treatment (SDT) in agricultural trade. ... More


They Came Banging Pots and Pans: Remittances and Government Approval in Sub-Saharan Africa during the Food Crisis

Roy Germano

in Outsourcing Welfare: How the Money Immigrants Send Home Contributes to Stability in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190862848
eISBN:
9780190862879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862848.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Economy

In 2007–2008, food and fuel prices surged in many developing countries. These crises were soon followed by the devastating impact of the global financial crisis. Food riots and political pressure ... More


Local Government: Economic Saviour or Gravedigger?

Andy Smith

in The Politics of Economic Activity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198788157
eISBN:
9780191830136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788157.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Chapter 6 examines how politics as values plays out at the local scale. Drawing upon a case study of how public support for local food markets is affecting farming near Bordeaux, the chapter first ... More


The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa

Calestous Juma

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190237233
eISBN:
9780190237264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190237233.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, International Relations and Politics

African agriculture is currently at a crossroads, at which persistent food shortages are compounded by threats from climate change. But, as this book argues, Africa can feed itself in a generation ... More


Remittances and the Politics of Austerity

Roy Germano

in Outsourcing Welfare: How the Money Immigrants Send Home Contributes to Stability in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190862848
eISBN:
9780190862879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862848.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Economy

Remittances sent by international migrants have become an increasingly important source of social welfare in the developing world. This chapter explores what remittances are, why migrants send them, ... More


Optimism in Times of Crisis: Remittances and Economic Security in Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Middle East

Roy Germano

in Outsourcing Welfare: How the Money Immigrants Send Home Contributes to Stability in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190862848
eISBN:
9780190862879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862848.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Economy

Using a variety of survey datasets, this chapter explores the impact of remittances in fifty Latin American, Caribbean, Middle Eastern, North African, and sub-Saharan African countries. The first ... More


Globalization: From Runaway Steamroller to Political Outcome

Andy Smith

in The Politics of Economic Activity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198788157
eISBN:
9780191830136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788157.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The thesis that globalization has inexorably oriented economic activity and its government in a neo-liberal direction is challenged by highlighting two examples of contingency and political choice, ... More


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