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A New Global Food Order? Global/Local Encounters, Contradictions, Tensions and Conflicts

The course provides a complex view of contemporary agro-food restructuring.

The present situation is compared to earlier periods of intense changes in the international/global division of agro-food labour, in particular to the period from the mid nineteenth century to the First World War. Cases where local resources are increasingly mobilized for production on global markets are explored. What happens with the access to basic livelihood in such a context? Food choices will be discussed in the junction between global structural forces that more or less heavily intervene and to a large extent determine access to basic livelihoods and historically and culturally formed ideas about nutrition, sustenance, health and taste.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    Lectures and seminars. Attendance is obligatory. All courses on the Master's level are all held in English.


    Continuous written and oral examination. A final paper where the student is given the opportunity to develop his/hers ideas in greater detail and is defended at a seminar concludes the course.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
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