Postgraduate Module Descriptor


POLM073: Political Economy of Food and Agriculture

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level7
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Matt Lobley (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

Food and agriculture have become major issues in contemporary politics and economics and central concerns in discussions over sustainability. In this module you will look at the political economy of the global agri-food systems, including how food is produced, processed, transported, distributed, regulated and consumed. The main theoretical approaches to studying the political economy of food and sustainable agriculture are explored so as to provide you with the conceptual tools to develop critical awareness of the cultural, political and economic context of food.

Module created

01/10/2010

Last revised

26/11/2012