Theme: Political Economy | Content Type: Journal article

The Everyday Economy and the Right to Food

Alex Colas and Jason Edwards


Nathan Dumlao

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This article makes the case for incorporating the right to food into notions of the everyday economy in the UK. Beyond the important entitlement to sufficient safe, nutritious and affordable food, the right to food calls for structural change in the current food system and the empowerment of citizens in the everyday production, procurement and consumption of food. We consider the role of reproduction and consumption of food in everyday settings of the household, workplace and community, suggesting that considerations of time combine with questions of earnings and income in addressing the UK's deepening crisis in food security.

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    Alex Colas

    Alex Colás is Professor of International Relations at Birkbeck College, University of London

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    Jason Edwards

    Jason Edwards is Lecturer in Politics and Programme Director BA Politics and Government at Birkbeck, University of London.

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