Food politics: Balancing the 'moral economy' with business
27 May 2011
In her latest post on the Globalisation and Development blog, IDS Research Fellow Noshua Watson reflects on the first seminar in a new series on business and development. The seminar series, Food for thought: business impact on food market and food policy in development, is hosted by IDS' Globalisation team and is designed to bring together experts to debate the role of business and development.
The first seminar, given by IDS Research Fellow Naomi Hossain, gave a sociological perspective on the global food prices crisis, titled "The Moral Economy of the Street: Popular Responses to the Food and Fuel Prices of 2011." The seminar was based on research by IDS and Oxfam for the Social Impacts of Crisis project, and looked at:
- The concept of the moral economy;
- Whether there's a link between record food prices and the "Arab Spring" revolutions;
- What people around the world believe are the causes of the 2011 food price crisis; and
- What role there is for businesses and governments.
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