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Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Mann Library, 160
Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
For the last three decades, the Neoliberal regime has shaped production and consumption in the agriculture and food business. In this new global economy, they emphasize economic growth through deregulation, market integration, expansion of the private sector, and contraction of the welfare state. Neoliberalism proposes that our well-being can best be advanced by liberating individual entrepreneurial freedoms with the support of institutional frameworks. Have we now reached some institutional and material limits? Is the Neoliberal regime exhausted? What are the opportunities and risks linked to the alternatives to the Neoliberal model?
Join us for a Chats in the Stacks book talk with Steven Wolf, associate professor in the Department of Natural Resources in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and senior lecturer in the Center for Environmental Policy at Imperial College, University of London, UK. His new book The Neoliberal Regime in the Agri-Food Sector (Routledge Press, February 2014), co-edited with Alessandro Bonanno, professor of sociology at Texas State University; presents an informed, constructive dialogue about the limits of these policies, and grapples with the concepts of regimes, systemic crisis and transitions.
This event is hosted by Mann Library. Light refreshments served.