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Perspectives on Food Security Politics in Ghana

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dc.contributor.advisor Sneyd, Adam
dc.contributor.author Masse, Chelsea
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-04T15:07:16Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-04T15:07:16Z
dc.date.copyright 2018-12
dc.date.created 2018-10-29
dc.date.issued 2018-12-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/14462
dc.description.abstract An understanding of the politics of food security resides in the language used by food policy stakeholders in framing affiliated concepts. The study of their perspectives is crucial to food security as these actors govern what constitutes a food security challenge in a food insecure context. With the ‘triple-A’ approach to food security, and a Gramscian theory of power, this thesis analysed the frequency of how stakeholders outlined food security in Ghana. The analysis of publicly-available documents and interview transcripts teases out the contest of ideas in food security. Frequency gives way to the level of importance ‘triple-A’ dimensions of food security have in governance. Availability of food and supply-side solutions are the hegemonic ideologies. This dispossesses the importance of other parts to food security, namely food adequacy. The absence of food adequacy in dialogues ties in with the emergence of assailants to nutritional consumption in Ghana, transnational fast food corporations. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject food security en_US
dc.subject food security politics en_US
dc.subject politics of food en_US
dc.subject multi-stakeholder governance en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.subject perspectives en_US
dc.subject development politics en_US
dc.title Perspectives on Food Security Politics in Ghana en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Political Science en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Collaborative International Development Studies en_US
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