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Food commodity speculation, hunger, and the global food crisis : whither regulation

@inproceedings{Chadwick2015FoodCS,
  title={Food commodity speculation, hunger, and the global food crisis : whither regulation},
  author={Anna Chadwick},
  year={2015}
}
This thesis takes as its starting point claims that practices of financial speculation in commodity derivative markets were instrumental in the causation of the global food crisis in 2007-08. Adopting an approach informed by critical legal studies, I seek to challenge dominant conceptions about the role that law has played in this context. Campaigners concerned about these practices place great faith in financial regulation as means of restraining ‘excessive’ speculation. Equally, those… Expand
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