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Demokratisk legitimitet i det globala livsmedelssystemet

Anderberg, Anna LU (2012) STVK01 20121
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Scholars today recognize private governance in a number of areas, and one of them is the global food-system, which is the focal point of this essay.
The rise of private governance has brought new challenges into the world of food concerning how it is steered but also regarding which actors that participate in the decision-making. Various scholars have observed the current development and fear that self-regulation can harm the democratic balance within the political system.
This thesis applies a normative evaluation analysis that questions the democratic legitimacy of the transnational corporations – retailers – that increasingly are dominating the rulemaking within the global food system. The analysis focuses on the Third Food... (More)
Scholars today recognize private governance in a number of areas, and one of them is the global food-system, which is the focal point of this essay.
The rise of private governance has brought new challenges into the world of food concerning how it is steered but also regarding which actors that participate in the decision-making. Various scholars have observed the current development and fear that self-regulation can harm the democratic balance within the political system.
This thesis applies a normative evaluation analysis that questions the democratic legitimacy of the transnational corporations – retailers – that increasingly are dominating the rulemaking within the global food system. The analysis focuses on the Third Food Regime, a development where supermarket chains are creating their own sustainability standards, which they apply all through their global distribution system.
The findings of this study demonstrate that no self-evident answer exists in the question of global governance of food. Thus, globalization has brought consequences that also question the legitimacy of state actors and their involvement in the global food system. (Less)
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author
Anderberg, Anna LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En normativ utvärderingsanalys av den Tredje Matregimen
course
STVK01 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
supermarkets, livsmedel, private governance, demokratisk legitimitet, standardiseringar, hållbar utveckling, normativ utvärdering
language
Swedish
id
2541975
date added to LUP
2012-06-27 10:45:01
date last changed
2012-06-27 10:45:01
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  abstract     = {Scholars today recognize private governance in a number of areas, and one of them is the global food-system, which is the focal point of this essay. 
 The rise of private governance has brought new challenges into the world of food concerning how it is steered but also regarding which actors that participate in the decision-making. Various scholars have observed the current development and fear that self-regulation can harm the democratic balance within the political system. 
 This thesis applies a normative evaluation analysis that questions the democratic legitimacy of the transnational corporations – retailers – that increasingly are dominating the rulemaking within the global food system. The analysis focuses on the Third Food Regime, a development where supermarket chains are creating their own sustainability standards, which they apply all through their global distribution system.	 
 The findings of this study demonstrate that no self-evident answer exists in the question of global governance of food. Thus, globalization has brought consequences that also question the legitimacy of state actors and their involvement in the global food system.},
  author       = {Anderberg, Anna},
  keyword      = {supermarkets,livsmedel,private governance,demokratisk legitimitet,standardiseringar,hållbar utveckling,normativ utvärdering},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Demokratisk legitimitet i det globala livsmedelssystemet},
  year         = {2012},
}