Food Security in the Middle East

ISBN 13: 9780199361786

Food Security in the Middle East

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780199361786: Food Security in the Middle East

This volume comprises original, empirically grounded chapters that collectively offer the most comprehensive study available to date on food security in the Middle East. The book starts with a theoretical framing of the phenomena of food security and food sovereignty and presents empirical case studies of Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, Yemen, the Persian Gulf states and Iran. Some of the major themes examined include the ascent and decline of various food regimes, urban agriculture, overseas agricultural land purchases, national food self-sufficiency strategies, distribution networks and food consumption patterns, and nutrition transitions and healthcare. Collectively, the chapters represent highly original contributions to the disciplines of political science, economics, agricultural studies, and healthcare policy.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:


Zahra Babar is project manager at the Center for International and Regional Studies of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Her current research interests lie in gender and development, Persian Gulf migration policy, and GCC integration.

Suzi Mirgani is manager and editor for publications at the Center for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Her work is based on theorizing the connections between law, commerce, and the circulation of cultural material.

Review:


'Food Security in the Middle East opens up urgent policy issues (in the 'food crisis' shadow) about food security/sovereignty across a region characterised by urban bias and food dependence, unsustainable food subsidy programs, and questionable offshoring of food provisioning. Chapters addressing member state particularities offer comparative perspectives within a global food regime context, providing a comprehensive and nuanced account of regional food insecurities, agrarian neglect, super-marketisation, dietary transformation and public health concerns. This volume's notable achievement is a historicised and diversified view of 'food crisis' as deeply embedded in the structuring of state, corporate and institutional practices in an oil-rich, post-colonial region.'-- Philip McMichael, Chair of the Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University


'This book is a fresh look at the challenges and opportunities associated with food security facing by the Middle East. The thorough treatment of a broad range of topics from trade to self-sufficiency, and from nutrition to the supermarket revolution and emerging dietary habits make it a truly unique read. Particularly insightful is the overall food supply and demand framework that is the starting point for the analysis in each chapter.' -- Dr. Julian A. Lampietti, Practice Leader, The World Bank


"This collection of articles offers a timely discussion of food security in the Middle East, where 5 to 14 percent of the people are undernourished. Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through practitioners." -CHOICE


"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Mirgani
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199361789 ISBN 13: 9780199361786
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0199361789

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Babar, Zahra
Published by Oxford Univ Pr (2014)
ISBN 10: 0199361789 ISBN 13: 9780199361786
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford Univ Pr, 2014. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VU-9780199361786

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Published by Oxford University Press, USA, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 0199361789 ISBN 13: 9780199361786
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, United States, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. This volume comprises original, empirically grounded chapters that collectively offer the most comprehensive study available to date on food security in the Middle East. The book starts with a theoretical framing of the phenomena of food security and food sovereignty and presents empirical case studies of Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, Yemen, the Persian Gulf states and Iran. Some of the major themes examined include the ascent and decline of various food regimes, urban agriculture, overseas agricultural land purchases, national food self-sufficiency strategies, distribution networks and food consumption patterns, and nutrition transitions and healthcare. Collectively, the chapters represent highly original contributions to the disciplines of political science, economics, agricultural studies, and healthcare policy. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780199361786

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 45.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Published by Oxford Univ Pr (2014)
ISBN 10: 0199361789 ISBN 13: 9780199361786
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford Univ Pr, 2014. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # TV9780199361786

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 54.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.53
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Published by Oxford University Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0199361789 ISBN 13: 9780199361786
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110199361789

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 65.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

ISBN 10: 0199361789 ISBN 13: 9780199361786
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 320 pages. 0.522. Bookseller Inventory # 9780199361786

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 53.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 37.00
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds