The Politics of Food Supply: U.S. Agricultural Policy in the World Economy

The Politics of Food Supply: U.S. Agricultural Policy in the World Economy

by Bill Winders
     
 

This book explores the forces that have shaped agricultural policies in the United States during the past eighty years. A new preface for this edition explores how the history of U.S. agricultural policy helps to explain the world food crisis of 2007-2008, which saw historic high food prices lead to increased world hunger, food riots, and political instability

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Overview

This book explores the forces that have shaped agricultural policies in the United States during the past eighty years. A new preface for this edition explores how the history of U.S. agricultural policy helps to explain the world food crisis of 2007-2008, which saw historic high food prices lead to increased world hunger, food riots, and political instability across the globe.

Winner of the 2011 Political Economy of the World-System Section of the American Sociological Association Book Award

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300181869
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/29/2012
Series:
Yale Agrarian Studies Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword James C. Scott ix

Preface to the Paperback Edition xiii

Preface xvii

Acknowledgments xxiii

List of Abbreviations xxvii

Chapter 1 Introduction: Agriculture between State and Market 1

Part I Creating State Intervention

Chapter 2 The Early Battles Lost: Reaching for Regulation, 1920-1932 31

Chapter 3 Winning Supply Management: A New Deal for Agriculture, 1933-1945 51

Part II The Politics of Retrenchment

Chapter 4 Shifting Agricultural Coalitions: Sliding Back toward the Free Market, 1945-1975 77

Chapter 5 The Decline of the South: Changing Power within U.S. Agriculture, 1945-1975 105

Chapter 6 Agriculture and the Changing World Economy: The U.S. Food Regime, 1945-1990 129

Chapter 7 The 1996 FAIR Act: Changing U.S. Agricultural Policy 159

Epilogue: After FAIR: A New Departure? 194

Appendix: Notes on Methods and Data 207

Notes 213

Bibliography 249

Index 265

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