The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics

The Ethics and Economics of Agrifood Competition

Editors: James, Harvey (Ed.)

  • The most comprehensive economic and ethical analysis of agrifood competition to date
  • Contributions by leading ethicists, agricultural economists and rural sociologists
  • Appropriate for scholars and accessible to policymakers
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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 arguments for and against consolidation, globalization and the integration of agrifood industries, and looks at the implications of globalization on the nature of competition in specific agricultural contexts.

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“The Ethics and Economics of Agrifood Competition is a thoughtful collection of articles on a pressing issue. … Those looking for some perspectives different from their own will find them here, as will those looking for confirmation of their biases. In addition, those seeking relevant case studies comparing different degrees of competition across agricultural commodity sectors and geographic regions will find the book useful. … be suitable for generating discussion in many different advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses in many fields … .” (Michael Gunderson, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, January, 2014)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Ethics and Economics of Agrifood Competition: Connotations, Complications and Commentary

    James, Harvey S.

    Pages 1-19

  • Conceptualizing Fairness in the Context of Competition: Philosophical Sources

    Thompson, Paul B.

    Pages 23-36

  • Are Ethics and Efficiency Locked in Antithesis?

    Rohwer, Yasha (et al.)

    Pages 37-53

  • The Fallacy of “Competition” in Agriculture

    Sykuta, Michael E.

    Pages 55-73

  • Efficiency, Power and Freedom

    Taylor, C. Robert

    Pages 75-98

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eBook $119.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-6273-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8308-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ethics and Economics of Agrifood Competition
Editors
  • Harvey James
Series Title
The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6274-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6274-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6273-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8308-8
Series ISSN
1570-3010
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 269
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