The Ethics and Economics of Agrifood Competition
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This edited volume presents ethical and economic analyses of agrifood competition. By systematically examining fairness and openness in agricultural markets, it seeks to answer the question of whether there is adequate competition in the agrifood industry and whether the system is fair to all participants. It outlines ethical and economic principles important for understanding agrifood competition, presents arguments for and against consolidation, globalization and the integration of agrifood industries, and looks at the implications of globalization on the nature of competition in specific agricultural contexts.
Contributions by leading ethicists, agricultural economists and rural sociologists
Appropriate for scholars and accessible to policymakers
"The Ethics and Economics of Agrifood Competition is a thoughtful collection of articles on a pressing issue. ... Those looking for some perspectives different from their own will find them here, as will those looking for confirmation of their biases. In addition, those seeking relevant case studies comparing different degrees of competition across agricultural commodity sectors and geographic regions will find the book useful. ... be suitable for generating discussion in many different advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses in many fields ... ." (Michael Gunderson, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, January, 2014)