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20162019
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Research Interests

Agroecology; Food Regimes; Neoliberalism; Food Sovereignty; Political Ecology

Biography

Dr Mark Tilzey is Senior Research Fellow in the Governance of Food Systems for Resilience. His research interests lie in political ecology, food regimes, agrarian change and agroecology, agri-environmental politics and governance, and the international political economy of agri-food systems. Mark is also a qualified ecologist with a particular interest in landscape and historical ecology. He has taken a lead role in a significant number of research projects, including a Leverhulme Trust project addressing Agricultural Multifunctionality in the WTO (a multi-country study exploring the relationship between neoliberalism and agricultural sustainability), DEFRA/CEH/FERA/NERC AgriLand, Natural England (EU Agri-Environmental Policy), Carnegie Trust UK (Asset-based Rural Development), UK Food Group (Mapping UK Government Thinking on Globalisation). Mark has published journal articles, book chapters, and monographs addressing sustainable agriculture, political economy and the governance of food systems, political ecology, and agri-environmental policy. His research currently focuses on the political ecology of neoliberalism in the agri-food and environment sectors, changes in agri-food and environmental governance, and on the study of interest groups and social movements proposing/opposing these trends, and on nature-society relations more broadly. These concerns focus around ‘post-development’ theory in which there is a foregrounding of ecological sustainability and social equity issues, with particular reference to agroecology and food sovereignty. Mark has undertaken research in Europe, Australia, North America, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region. He has most recently been working on constructions of neoliberal hegemony in Australian agri-environmental governance.

Vision Statement

My research is inspired by the imperative to build future societies that have both social equity and ecological sustainability at their heart, founded on a synergy, rather than ‘balance’, between these elements. I see agroecology as lying at the heart of this vision, one that, with appropriate policies and institutions, has the capacity to deliver food security, biodiversity and natural resource conservation, climate stability and social justice. My research focuses on the political economy and ecology of the opportunities and constraints that surround efforts to ‘mainstream’ agroecology into the structures of agricultural, food and environmental governance. In particular, I am interested in the dynamics of conformity, accommodation, resistance, and opposition to currently dominant neoliberal forms of agri-food and environmental governance.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Political Ecology
  • Political Economy
  • Agri-Food and Environmental Governance
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Agriculture and Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Historical Ecology

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food Social Sciences
sovereignty Social Sciences
capitalist society Social Sciences
Bolivia Social Sciences
populism Social Sciences
Ecuador Social Sciences
Latin America Social Sciences
hegemony Social Sciences

Research Output 2016 2019

A análise dos regimes alimentares e a dinâmica ‘pós-liberal’: o nexo Estado-capital, China e ascensão e declínio dos Estados da ‘onda rosa’ na América Latina

Tilzey, M., Aug 2019, DESENVOLVIMENTO E TRANSFORMAÇÕES AGRÁRIAS: : BRICS, competição e cooperação no Sul Global. Sauer, S. (ed.). Sao Paulo, Brazil: Outras Expressões, p. 187-218 31 p. (Iniciativa BRICS para Estudos Agrários Críticos – BICAS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Latin America
regime
food
China
2 Citations (Scopus)
populism
Ecuador
Bolivia
hegemony
sovereignty
1 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
sovereignty
democracy
food
capitalist society
livelihood

Food Regimes, Capital, State, and Class: Friedmann and McMichael Revisited

Tilzey, M., 1 Apr 2019, In : Sociologia Ruralis. 59, 2, p. 230-254 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

periodization
capitalist society
food
agriculture
class struggle

Authoritarian Populism and Neo-Extractivism in Bolivia and Ecuador: The Unresolved Agrarian Question and the Prospects for Food Sovereignty as Counter-Hegemony

Tilzey, M., Mar 2018, ERPI 2018 International Conference Authoritarian Populism and the Rural World. 15 p. 34

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

populism
Ecuador
Bolivia
hegemony
sovereignty

Activities 2004 2015

  • 9 Participation in conference

XXVI ESRS CONGRESS

Mark Tilzey (Speaker)
18 Aug 201521 Aug 2015

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RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2015

Mark Tilzey (Speaker)
1 Sep 20154 Sep 2015

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RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2015

Mark Tilzey (Speaker)
1 Sep 20154 Sep 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

ESRC Conference on Agri-Food Futures

Mark Tilzey (Speaker)
11 Feb 2011

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

XXIII ESRS Congress 2009

Mark Tilzey (Speaker)
17 Aug 200921 Aug 2009

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference