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Civil society organizations are among the most vociferous critics ofthe modern food system. Yet even after decades of campaigns, governments have largely failed to address health and sustainabilityissues in an effective way. This volume showcases the research ofexperts from multiple disciplines who argue that solutions lie not justin lobbying elected officials but in initiatives at thesubparliamentary level. Real change will come, they argue, whenadvocacy groups develop innovative strategies capable of influencing decision makers more resistant to publicpressure: business lobbies well…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Civil society organizations are among the most vociferous critics ofthe modern food system. Yet even after decades of campaigns, governments have largely failed to address health and sustainabilityissues in an effective way. This volume showcases the research ofexperts from multiple disciplines who argue that solutions lie not justin lobbying elected officials but in initiatives at thesubparliamentary level. Real change will come, they argue, whenadvocacy groups develop innovative strategies capable of influencing decision makers more resistant to publicpressure: business lobbies well connected to government agencies, middle managers, and ministries unused to collaborating acrossdepartmental mandates.
Autorenporträt
Rod MacRae is an associate professor of food policy in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. Elisabeth Abergel is a professor in the Sociology Department and a member of the Institut des Sciences de l'Environnement at the Université du Québec à Montréal.