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Deliberative Democracy, Civic Engagement and Food Policy Councils
Titolo Rivista: RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA' 
Autori/Curatori: Jeannette M. Blackmar 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2014 Fascicolo: 2  Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  15 P. 43-57 Dimensione file:  195 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RISS2014-002004
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This paper explores county/city food policy councils in the United States through the lens of deliberative democracy. Food policy councils are emergent institutions operating in an advisory capacity to city/county government. Scholars claim that food policy councils are a primary means by which to allow input from citizens who have been marginalized by our current global industrial food system. The question remains as to whether or not food policy councils do in fact democratize the food system. The question of who participates on food policy councils is examined through case studies of five food policy councils in the United States. Findings indicate that a small number of lay stakeholders are represented on food policy councils but they are not inclusive of the diversity of people who are affected daily by the food system. The paper concludes with a preliminary framework for food policy councils.

Questo documento esamina i comitati di politica alimentare delle contee e città degli Stati Uniti attraverso la lente della democrazia deliberativa. I comitati di politica alimentare sono istituzioni emergenti che partecipano a titolo consultivo all’amministrazione della città o contea. Gli studiosi sostengono che i comitati di politica alimentare rappresentino un primo mezzo attraverso il quale possono essere dati degli input da parte dei cittadini che sono stati emarginati dal nostro attuale sistema alimentare industriale globale. Rimane aperta la questione se i comitati di politica alimentare servano o meno a rendere di fatto più democratico il sistema alimentare. La questione di chi partecipa a tali comitati viene esaminata mediante casi studio di cinque comitati di politica alimentare negli Stati Uniti. I risultati indicano che un piccolo numero di stakeholders laici sono rappresentati nei comitati di politica alimentare, ma questi non includono la diversità delle persone che sono interessate quotidianamente dal sistema alimentare. Il documento si conclude con un quadro di riferimento preliminare per i comitati di politica alimentare.
Keywords: Impegno cittadino, governance collaborativa, democrazia deliberativa, comitati di politica alimentare

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Jeannette M. Blackmar, Democrazia deliberativa, impegno civico e consiglio di politica alimentare in "RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA'" 2/2014, pp. 43-57, DOI:10.3280/RISS2014-002004

   

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