Global Trade and Food Security: Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century

This chapter examines the regulatory framework for border and food security in order to illustrate the security dilemmas and current challenges facing policy makers in the post-9/11 era. It is helpful to adopt a multidisciplinary analysis of these issues. The chapter begins with a historically-informed discussion of globalization, trade policy, and food security. The chapter then considers the home land security language milieu in which the term “food security” today finds itself. Next, the chapter describes current policy responses to the challenges of terrorism, weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and threats to the food supply. The chapter argues that hedging against conventional, nonterrorist threats can have positive consequences for counterterrorism and food security policy. The chapter also touches on the key dilemma mentioned above: reconciling the competing pressures of globalization and national security. The chapter concludes with the details of several policy trajectories and key recommendations.

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    Praeger Security International

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  • Authors:
    • Kastner, Justin
    • Ackleson, Jason
  • Publication Date: 2006


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 98-116
  • Monograph Title: Homeland Security Protecting America’s Targets. Volume 1 Borders and Points of Entry
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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  • Accession Number: 01050140
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0275987698
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 24 2007 1:03PM