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A Political Economy of the Food Riot

Raj Patel and Philip McMichael
Review (Fernand Braudel Center)
Vol. 32, No. 1, POLITICAL ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES ON THE WORLD FOOD CRISIS (2009), pp. 9-35
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40647787
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A Political Economy of the Food Riot
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Abstract

This article views the food riot as not simply a demand for staple foods, but about the wider political economy of food provisioning. From a world-historical perspective, the food riot has always been about more than food—usually signaling significant transitions in political-economic arrangements. Food riots are, in other words, political, and therefore their interpretation needs to be threaded through endogenous political debates and power struggles, to see the articulation of international economic relations behind protests with local struggles and organized alternatives to existing structures of power. That is, the protests themselves are agentic moments in movement toward an alternative that is best captured in the term "food sovereignty." Accordingly, the spread of food riots has a great deal to do with a specific kind of rebellion against the political economy of neoliberalism.

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