Globalization and sustainable consumption of shrimp: consumers and governance in the global space of flows

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Abstract

The ongoing process of globalization in food provision is transforming the relationships between producers and consumers as well as the conventional role of governments in regulating the environment. Consumers are increasingly concerned about the environmental and social impacts of food production in developing countries and many are willing to take action. Conceptualizing globalization as the coming about of the network society offers an adequate basis for analysing transitions in food governance including new ways of consumer involvement. The case of shrimp produced through aquaculture in Thailand and consumed worldwide shows how innovative food governance arrangements appear in the context of global modernity. Authority and power in such arrangements are shifting away from national governments and towards producers, processors, traders and consumers along the supply chain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-476
JournalInternational Journal of Consumer Studies
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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