From Civic Food Networks to Civic Food Platforms: collaboration, trust and empowerment in the New Food Economy

Journal title SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO
Author/s Stefano Spillare, Roberta Paltrinieri, Lucia Marciante
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2018/152 Language English
Pages 17 P. 120-136 File size 116 KB
DOI 10.3280/SL2018-152007
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A New Food Economy (NFE) is emerging also in Italy as part of a wider food movement about health and sustainability in food matter. In this new model different actors are often involved in collaborative networks in which the differences between consumers and producers are more and more blurred. In the light of this phenomenon, the present research aims to investigate the bases and the development of their collaborative capability, mostly high¬lighting trust-building processes and social capital, assessing implications in their empowerment as fundamental factor for the full-establishment of the NFE. Facing a wide range of Italian case studies and with the help of in-depth interviews, the paper thus provides a comparative analysis of different Civic Food Networks (CFNs), including those in which the role of ICT is prominent. In doing so, the research introduces the concept of Civic Food Platforms, highlighting also the specific role of ICT in innovation and improvement of the NFE in Italy.

Keywords: Collaborative economy, trust-building processes, active trust, food movement

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Stefano Spillare, Roberta Paltrinieri, Lucia Marciante, From Civic Food Networks to Civic Food Platforms: collaboration, trust and empowerment in the New Food Economy in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO " 152/2018, pp 120-136, DOI: 10.3280/SL2018-152007