Governing Cotton: Globalization And Poverty In Africa

Hardcover | January 28, 2011

byA. Sneyd

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This book traces the historic relationships between cotton production, the international cotton trade and poverty south of the Sahara, and assesses various approaches to corporate social responsibility and nongovernmental policy advocacy in this area.
 
Thousands of people around the world are currently engaged in efforts which they believe will make African cotton work better for the millions of people who grow this crop and the millions more who depend upon it. This book traces the historic relationships between cotton and poverty south of the Sahara and assesses aspects of the new social concern evident in the area. Taking an empirical international political economy approach, it details the ways in which globalization has enabled poverty reduction and poverty maintenance on African cotton farms. Sneyd argues that while cotton farming and poverty will be connected for many  years to come, there is hope that these issues are now on the agenda.

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This book traces the historic relationships between cotton production, the international cotton trade and poverty south of the Sahara, and assesses various approaches to corporate social responsibility and nongovernmental policy advocacy in this area. Thousands of people around the world are currently engaged in efforts which they beli...

ADAM SNEYD is Assistant Professor of International Political Economy and Development at the University of Guelph, Canada. He has published on the relevance of the North-South debate in the present era of globalization, and his current research focuses on tropical timber and poverty in the Central Africa region.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:January 28, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230252788

ISBN - 13:9780230252783

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Cotton-Picking Problems Beyond the WTO
Historic Relationships Between Cotton and Poverty
Global Trade Governance and Cotton Dependence: Beyond Poverty Maintenance End of Poverty Through the End of the Cotton Trade?
Breaking the Historic Relationships in Tanzania
NGOs, Conventional Production and Poverty
CSR and the Cotton-Poverty Relationship
Conclusions: Global Interventions and Poverty Eradication