Civil Society and Social Movements in Food System Governance — book now available free online

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Author: Josie Di Felice

Posted: February 20, 2019

Categories: GoodFoodBites / News from Sustain Ontario

FLEdGE Research has just announced the release of a new book by Peter Andrée, Jill K. Clark, Charles Z. Levkoe and Kristen Lowitt, Civil Society and Social Movements in Food System Governance, an open-access edition that examines and compares a variety of governance innovations at a range of scales.

The book is an edited collection that emerged out of FLEdGE’s International Working Group on Innovative Governance.

Drawing on case studies from Canada, the United States, Europe, and New Zealand, the collection showcases promising ways forward for civil society actors to engage in governance.

The authors address topics including:

  • The variety of forms that governance engagement takes from multi-stakeholderism to co-governance to polycentrism/self-governance;
  • The values and power dynamics that underpin these different types of governance processes; effective approaches for achieving desired values and goals; and
  • The broader relationships and networks that may be activated to support change

Learn more and download the full book for free on the FLEdGE Research website here.