Decolonizing Development Food, Heritage and Trade in Post-Authoritarian Environments /

Post-Soviet Latvia and post-apartheid South Africa are far apart geographically and yet have endured a similar history of colonial and authoritarian rule before transitioning to democracy at the end of the 20th century. This book examines these two nations in an unusual comparative study of post-aut...

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Author / Creator: Keahey, Jennifer (Author)
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Edition:First Edition edition.
Imprint: Bristol : Bristol University Press, 2023.
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Summary:Post-Soviet Latvia and post-apartheid South Africa are far apart geographically and yet have endured a similar history of colonial and authoritarian rule before transitioning to democracy at the end of the 20th century. This book examines these two nations in an unusual comparative study of post-authoritarian efforts to decolonize agricultural production and trade. The book combines an analysis of political economy and ecocultural heritage to unpack the dynamics shaping alternative trade. It also connects world systems thinking with comparative indigenous knowledge to articulate a decolonial theory of sustainable development. Conclusions and insights drawn are timely and important for a planet confronted by crises such as authoritarianism, laissez-faire capitalism, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Post-Soviet Latvia and post-apartheid South Africa are far apart geographically and yet have endured a similar history of colonial and authoritarian rule before transitioning to democracy at the end of the 20th century. This book examines these two nations in an unusual comparative study of post-authoritarian efforts to decolonize production and trade. The book combines an analysis of political economy and ecocultural heritage to unpack alternative trade formations. It also connects world systems thinking with Indigenous knowledge to articulate a decolonial theory of development and change over the longue durée. Conclusions and insights drawn are timely and important for a planet confronted by crises such as authoritarianism, laissez-faire capitalism, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Physical Description:1 online resource
ISBN:1529224373
1529224381
9781529224375
9781529224382
Author Notes:Jennifer Keahey is Associate Professor in Sociology at the School of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Arizona State University, US. She is also an Associate at the Centre for Fair and Alternative Trade Studies at Colorado State University, US.