Governing Cotton: Globalization And Poverty In Africa by A. SneydGoverning Cotton: Globalization And Poverty In Africa by A. Sneyd

Governing Cotton: Globalization And Poverty In Africa

byA. Sneyd

Hardcover | January 28, 2011

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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.
ADAM SNEYD 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.
Title:Governing Cotton: Globalization And Poverty In AfricaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:241 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.89 inPublished:January 28, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage: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

Editorial Reviews

'Adam Sneyd's critique significantly contributes to the ongoing debate on poverty among commodity producers.' - Jomo Kwame Sundaram, UN Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development'This is a must read for scholars and policy-makers who are attempting to understand the micro-realities and lived experience of Africa's poverty problem. Sneyd belongs to an innovative and gifted generation of young scholars who are forcing us to rethink the basics of international political economy. His important book deserves high praise.' - Daniel Drache, Associate Director, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies and Professor of Political Science, York University, Toronto, Canada'This book offers a thoughtful and balanced assessment of the linkages between cotton production and poverty in Africa in an era of economic globalization. The book's discussion of new governance initiatives such as corporate social responsibility efforts is both rich in detail and highly engaging.' Jennifer Clapp, CIGI Chair in Global Environmental Governance and Professor, Balsillie School of International Affairs and Environment and Resources Department, University of Waterloo, Canada