Worlds apart: The WTO's Agreement on Agriculture and the right to food in developing countries

Shona Hawkes, Jagjit Kaur Plahe

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This article explores the implications of the World Trade Organization s Agreement on Agriculture for the right to food in the global South. In a context in which a worldwide backlash has developed against the World Trade Organization (WTO), the politics of the Doha Round negotiations are analyzed from a food rights perspective. It is argued that since 2004 attention in the WTO has shifted from overarching human rights concerns toward a focus on technical detail constraining developing countries from acting to respect, protect, and fulfill the right to food.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21 - 38
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Political Science Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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