February 29th, 2016
Who owns the right to food? Interlegality and competing interests in agricultural modernisation in Papua, Indonesia
Published by Third World Quarterly, January 26th, 2016
This article in Third World Quarterly discusses the extend to which competing and conjoined interests in agricultural modernization reshape the right to food since actors, norms and practices change. This is partly due to economic globalization that has transformed the politics regarding the right to food. The authors use the concept of interlegality, which considers dynamic perspectives of plural legal orders. The discussion focuses on, first, existing norms linked to the wider understanding of the right to food and, second, the interplay of interests supported by the state, corporations and civil society organisations. The Indonesian agricultural modernisation project in Papua is used as a case study.