Food Riots and Protest: Agrarian Modernizations and Structural Crises
Ray Bush and
World Development, 2017, vol. 91, issue C, 193-207
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)
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