Do we need to categorize it? Reflections on constituencies and quotas as tools for negotiating difference in the global food sovereignty convergence space

Priscilla Claeys, Jessica Duncan

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    Abstract

    Convergence–as an objective and as a process–designates the coming together of different social actors across strategic, political, ideological, sectoral and geographic divides. In this paper, we analyze the global food sovereignty movement (GFSM) as a convergence space, with a focus on constituencies and quotas as tools to maintain diversity while facilitating convergence. We show how the use of constituencies and quotas has supported two objectives of the GFSM: alliances building and effective direct representation in global policy-making spaces. We conclude by pointing to some convergence challenges the GFSM faces as it expands beyond its agrarian origins.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1477-1498
    Number of pages22
    JournalJournal of Peasant Studies
    Volume46
    Issue number7
    Early online date5 Oct 2018
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2019

    Bibliographical note

    This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License
    (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any
    medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way

    Keywords

    • Alliance building
    • constituencies
    • convergence space
    • food sovereignty
    • global governance
    • quotas
    • representation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cultural Studies
    • Anthropology
    • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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