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The Right to Food in a Global Structure - A whole world at fault for hungry stomachs?

Agering, Ida (2008)
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The focal point of the essay is the right to food as a human right. The author argues that there is a need for a change in the human rights system concerning the right to food, since the original framework assigns full responsibility to the individual states, whereas in today's global power structures, government policies and national institutional arrangements in poor countries have very little influence on the design of the global order. At the same time, the global order has a great deal of influence on the poor countries. Comparing the human rights system with the global economic structure, it becomes evident that their inherent logics are conflicting on a number of accounts and the ideological foundations for their respective... (More)
The focal point of the essay is the right to food as a human right. The author argues that there is a need for a change in the human rights system concerning the right to food, since the original framework assigns full responsibility to the individual states, whereas in today's global power structures, government policies and national institutional arrangements in poor countries have very little influence on the design of the global order. At the same time, the global order has a great deal of influence on the poor countries. Comparing the human rights system with the global economic structure, it becomes evident that their inherent logics are conflicting on a number of accounts and the ideological foundations for their respective institutionalisations seem incompatible. In the current system, the hopes to alleviate hunger lies in the hands of the benevolence of the affluent actors, which fails to guarantee a certain level of consistency in the advocacy of a fulfilment of the right to food. (Less)
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author
Agering, Ida
supervisor
organization
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Right to Food, Food Security, Global Structure, International Economic System, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Human rights, Mänskliga rättigheter, Economics of development, Utvecklingsekonomi
language
English
id
1316990
date added to LUP
2008-05-27
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2014-09-04 08:27:49
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  abstract     = {The focal point of the essay is the right to food as a human right. The author argues that there is a need for a change in the human rights system concerning the right to food, since the original framework assigns full responsibility to the individual states, whereas in today's global power structures, government policies and national institutional arrangements in poor countries have very little influence on the design of the global order. At the same time, the global order has a great deal of influence on the poor countries. Comparing the human rights system with the global economic structure, it becomes evident that their inherent logics are conflicting on a number of accounts and the ideological foundations for their respective institutionalisations seem incompatible. In the current system, the hopes to alleviate hunger lies in the hands of the benevolence of the affluent actors, which fails to guarantee a certain level of consistency in the advocacy of a fulfilment of the right to food.},
  author       = {Agering, Ida},
  keyword      = {Right to Food,Food Security,Global Structure,International Economic System,Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,Human rights,Mänskliga rättigheter,Economics of development,Utvecklingsekonomi},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Right to Food in a Global Structure - A whole world at fault for hungry stomachs?},
  year         = {2008},
}