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Building London’s Food Democracy: Assessing the Contributions of Urban Agriculture to Local Food Decision-Making

Hasson, A; (2019) Building London’s Food Democracy: Assessing the Contributions of Urban Agriculture to Local Food Decision-Making. Politics and Governance , 7 (4) pp. 154-164. 10.17645/pag.v7i4.2079. Green open access

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Abstract

This article presents the contributions of Urban Agriculture practitioners in establishing the local food movement and the foundations of an active food democracy in London. It argues that food democracy is emerging from a set of contestations within institutional channels, but also through the historical struggle of formulating the dominating political discourses, both of which are co-constituted through specific social and political practices. Webster and Engberg-Pedersen’s political space framework (2002) breaks up this article in order to describe: 1) How specific institutional channels form different strategies of collaboration and contestation; 2) how these are reflected in political discourses evolution; and 3) what dilemmas and opportunities this evolution in practice entails in relation to responsibilisation and its influence on the possibility of establishing true active food democracy in London.

Type: Article
Title: Building London’s Food Democracy: Assessing the Contributions of Urban Agriculture to Local Food Decision-Making
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.17645/pag.v7i4.2079
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.17645/pag.v7i4.2079
Language: English
Additional information: © Alban Hasson. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0).
Keywords: allotments; community food projects; food democracy; political space; responsibilisation; urban agriculture
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Development Planning Unit
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10085707
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