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Waiting for the climacteric: or, the return of the greentard

Waiting for the climacteric: or, the return of the greentard | Deepening (Food) Democracy | Scoop.it
I left the issue of the agricultural energy supply for the Peasant’s Republic of Wessex hanging at the end of my last post. So, in keeping with the infuriating elliptical style favoured on this blog, I propose not to address…
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Conservation social science: Understanding and integrating human dimensions to improve conservation

Conservation social science: Understanding and integrating human dimensions to improve conservation | Deepening (Food) Democracy | Scoop.it
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The coloniality of US agricultural policy: articulating agrarian (in)justice

The coloniality of US agricultural policy: articulating agrarian (in)justice | Deepening (Food) Democracy | Scoop.it
Agrarian political economy and modern world capitalism: the contributions of food regime analysis
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Fancy Dorms Aren’t The Main Reason Tuition Is Skyrocketing

Fancy Dorms Aren’t The Main Reason Tuition Is Skyrocketing | Deepening (Food) Democracy | Scoop.it
In 2000, Temple University was primarily a commuter school. On-campus dorms could house fewer than 4,000 students out of a total student body of more than 30,00…
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NECESSARY TROUBLE by Sarah Jaffe | Kirkus Reviews

NECESSARY TROUBLE by Sarah Jaffe | Kirkus Reviews | Deepening (Food) Democracy | Scoop.it
Journalist and Nation Institute fellow Jaffe debuts with an in-depth account of the wave of populist anger driving "a new era of protest and activism" in the United States.
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Big is Fragile: An Attempt at Theorizing Scale by Atif Ansar, Bent Flyvbjerg, Alexander Budzier, Daniel Lunn :: SSRN

Big is Fragile: An Attempt at Theorizing Scale by Atif Ansar, Bent Flyvbjerg, Alexander Budzier, Daniel Lunn :: SSRN | Deepening (Food) Democracy | Scoop.it
In this paper we characterise the propensity of big capital investments to systematically deliver poor outcomes as "fragility," a notion suggested by
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A Strange Kind of Science: Making Sense of the Millennium Villages Project

A Strange Kind of Science: Making Sense of the Millennium Villages Project | Deepening (Food) Democracy | Scoop.it
(2015). A Strange Kind of Science: Making Sense of the Millennium Villages Project. Globalizations: Vol. 12, Food Sovereignty: Concept, Practice and Social Movements, pp. 645-659. doi: 10.1080/14747731.2015.1035552
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Drawing the Line between State and Society: Social Movements, Participation and Autonomy in Brazil

Drawing the Line between State and Society: Social Movements, Participation and Autonomy in Brazil | Deepening (Food) Democracy | Scoop.it
(2013). Drawing the Line between State and Society: Social Movements, Participation and Autonomy in Brazil. The Journal of Development Studies: Vol. 49, Special Issue on State, Society and Governance, pp. 56-71. doi: 10.1080/00220388.2012.685722
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How should academics interact with policy makers? Lessons on building a long-term advocacy strategy.

How should academics interact with policy makers? Lessons on building a long-term advocacy strategy. | Deepening (Food) Democracy | Scoop.it
What can academics learn from how civil society organisations and NGOs approach policy impact? Julia Himmrich argues that academics have a lot to gain from embracing the practices of long-term advo…
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The Launch of SOCLA North America : Food First

The Launch of SOCLA North America : Food First | Deepening (Food) Democracy | Scoop.it
On November 17 2016, over 50 researchers, students and farm activists gathered in UC Berkeley’s Moffitt Hall to celebrate the launch of the North American chapter of the Latin American Scientific Society of Agroecology (SOCLA NA) www.foodfirst.
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Asymmetry between the major parties fries the circuits of the mainstream press - PressThink

Asymmetry between the major parties fries the circuits of the mainstream press - PressThink | Deepening (Food) Democracy | Scoop.it
And five other ideas I use to interpret campaign coverage this year.
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The Future is Elastic (But it Depends): An Interview with Zoe Todd : Bad at Sports

The Future is Elastic (But it Depends): An Interview with Zoe Todd : Bad at Sports | Deepening (Food) Democracy | Scoop.it
folks need to pay attention to and acknowledge the amazing work on Afrofuturism and Indigenous futurisms that is being produced!
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The science of happiness can trump GDP as a guide for policy

The science of happiness can trump GDP as a guide for policy | Deepening (Food) Democracy | Scoop.it
Our feelings of self-worth and contentment are no longer the preserve of writers and artists. Science has made measurement of our well-being a viable alternative to the banalities of economic output.
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Improving the science-policy dialogue to meet the challenges of biodiversity conservation: having conversations rather than talking at one-another

Improving the science-policy dialogue to meet the challenges of biodiversity conservation: having conversations rather than talking at one-another | Deepening (Food) Democracy | Scoop.it
A better, more effective dialogue is needed between biodiversity science and policy to underpin the sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity. Many initiatives exist to improve communication, b
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Brexit and participatory democracy – a personal view

Brexit and participatory democracy – a personal view | Deepening (Food) Democracy | Scoop.it
When People’s Knowledge organised a citizens’ jury on the future of the UK food system in relation to Brexit six weeks ago, we had only one jury member, Danni, who backed Brexit. This was a “pop-up…
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EBPM

EBPM | Deepening (Food) Democracy | Scoop.it
Scientists have a stark choice: to produce information and accept that it will have a limited impact (but that scientists will maintain an often-useful image of objectivity), or to go beyond one’s comfort zone, and expertise, to engage in a normative enterprise that can increase impact at the expense of objectivity.

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Read the Full Transcript of Jesse Williams' Epically Inspiring BET Awards Speech

Read the Full Transcript of Jesse Williams' Epically Inspiring BET Awards Speech | Deepening (Food) Democracy | Scoop.it
"The thing is that just because we’re magic doesn’t mean we’re not real."
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Piketty does developing countries | From Poverty to Power

Piketty does developing countries | From Poverty to Power | Deepening (Food) Democracy | Scoop.it
Rockstar economist Thomas Piketty is now extending his analysis to developing countries, and gave a preview at an LSE conference last week.
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