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    Governance in the Global Agro-food System: Backlighting the Role of Transnational Supermarket Chains.Jason Konefal, Michael Mascarenhas & Maki Hatanaka - 2005 - Agriculture and Human Values 22 (3):291-302.
    With the proliferation of private standards many significant decisions regarding public health risks, food safety, and environmental impacts are increasingly taking place in the backstage of the global agro-food system. Using an analytical framework grounded in political economy, we explain the rise of private standards and specific actors – notably supermarkets – in the restructuring of agro-food networks. We argue that the global, political-economic, capitalist transformation – globalization – is a transition from a Fordist regime to a regime of flexible (...)
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    A tripartite standards regime analysis of the contested development of a sustainable agriculture standard.Maki Hatanaka, Jason Konefal & Douglas H. Constance - 2012 - Agriculture and Human Values 29 (1):65-78.
    As concerns over the negative social and environmental impacts of industrial agriculture become more widespread, efforts to define and regulate sustainable agriculture have proliferated in the US. Whereas the USDA spearheaded previous efforts, today such efforts have largely shifted to Tripartite Standards Regimes (TSRs). Using a case study of the Leonardo Academy’s initiative to develop a US sustainable agriculture standard, this paper examines the standards-development process and efforts by agribusiness to influence the process. Specifically, we analyze how politics operate in (...)
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    Susanne Freidberg: Fresh: a perishable history: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2009, 416 pp, ISBN: 978-0-674-03291-0. [REVIEW]Maki Hatanaka - 2011 - Agriculture and Human Values 28 (1):139-140.