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Food Riots and Protest: Agrarian Modernizations and Structural Crises

Ray Bush and Giuliano Martiniello

World Development, 2017, vol. 91, issue C, 193-207

Abstract: Food riots in the developing world have (re)gained momentum coinciding with converging financial, food, and global energy crises of 2007–08. High staple food prices across the world, and increasingly un-regulated food markets, have highlighted among other things the political dimensions of food-related protests. This has been the case especially in the MENA region but also in Sub Saharan Africa, East Asia, and Latin America where food-related protests have often been catalysts to contest wider processes of dissatisfaction with authoritarian and corrupt regimes.

Keywords: food; protest; riots; Agrarian transformation; globalisation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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