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Food Policy and Governance

Research Network

Number of members: 186

Steering Committee Chair

  • Sandra Schwindenhammer (Justus-Liebig-University Giessen)

Steering Committee

  • Carsten Daugbjerg (University of Copenhagen)
  • Gerry Alons (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)
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This research network addresses topics that relate to food policy and food governance. This includes: agricultural trade; food security; food policy; global governance; EU agricultural policies; and, the connections between food and environment, energy, water, and markets. We are particularly interested in interactions and implementation issues across policy levels, including the role of trust, multi-stakeholder platforms, and collaboration.


Activities within the ECPR framework

  • Organization of a yearly section at ECPR General Conferences
  • Organization of a yearly Research Network meeting at ECPR General Conferences

Internet-based activities

  • Development of a webblog
  • Establish a LinkedIn network
  • Development of social media presence, e.g. facebook, twitter and youtube
  • Online seminar series, held twice a year

Network and dissemination activities

  • Organization of stand-alone workshops
  • Selected dissemination activities targeted to policy makers and practitioners
  • Develop plans for a PhD workshop/summer school