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

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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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