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The ethics and economics of agrifood competition

Author: Harvey S James
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2013.
Series: International library of environmental, agricultural, and food ethics, v. 20.
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey S James
ISBN: 9789400762732 9400762739 9789401783088 940178308X
OCLC Number: 823045673
Description: xiv, 269 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Conceptualizing Agrifood Competition. Conceptualizing Fairness in the Context of Competition: Philosophical Sources / Paul B. Thompson --
Are Ethics and Efficiency Locked in Antithesis? / Yasha Rohwer, Randall Westgren --
The Fallacy of "Competition" in Agriculture / Michael E. Sykuta --
Efficiency, Power and Freedom / C. Robert Taylor --
Networks, Power and Dependency in the Agrifood Industry / Harvey S. James Jr., Mary K. Hendrickson, Philip H. Howard --
Reaping and Sowing for a Sustainable Future: The Import of Roman Catholic Social Teaching for Agrifood Competition / Patrick Flanagan --
Assessing Agrifood Competition. The Problems with Poultry Production and Processing / Douglas H. Constance, Francisco Martinez-Gomez, Gilberto Aboites-Manrique --
Agricultural Contracting and Agrifood Competition / Ani L. Katchova --
Trading on Pork and Beans: Agribusiness and the Construction of the Brazil-China-Soy-Pork Commodity Complex / Emelie K. Peine --
Who's Got the Power? An Evaluation of Power Distribution in the German Agribusiness Industry / Jon H. Hanf, Vera Belaya, Erik Schweickert --
Local Foods and Food Cooperatives: Ethics, Economics and Competition Issues / Ani L. Katchova, Timothy A. Woods --
Price Transparency as a Prerequisite for Fair Competition: The Case of the European Food Prices Monitoring Tool / Adrienn Molnár, Katrien Van Lembergen, Federico Tarantini.
Series Title: International library of environmental, agricultural, and food ethics, v. 20.
Responsibility: Harvey S. James, Jr., editor.

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