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Lawrence, Geoffrey

Works: 46 works in 168 publications in 1 language and 4,789 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Geoffrey Lawrence
Agricultural governance : globalization and the new politics of regulation by Vaughan Higgins( )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume shows how globalisation has opened up a new regulatory politics in which increasingly, non-political sites, spaces and agents play an increasingly influential role in shaping agricultural production and consumption. Authors from University of Queensland
Food security, nutrition and sustainability by Geoffrey Lawrence( )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the threats of food insecurity loom ever larger, the world faces the sad irony of food shortages in the global South alongside a purported 'obesity epidemic' in the global North. The twin issues of food production and food access are of particular concern in the context of climate change, 'peak oil', biofuels, and land grabs by wealthy nations. This publication offers critical insights by international scholars, with chapters on global food security, supermarket power, new technologies, and sustainability. The book also assesses the contributions of diet and nutrition research in building socially just and environmentally sustainable food systems and provides policy recommendations to improve the health and environmental status of contemporary agri-food systems. The book features contributions from a range of social science perspectives, including sociology, anthropology, public health and geography, with case study material drawn from throughout the world
Rural governance : international perspectives by Lynda Cheshire( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent decades have witnessed the transition from the government of rural areas towards processes of governance in which the boundaries between the state and civil society are blurred. As a result, governance is commonly linked to ' bottom-up' or community-based approaches to planning and development, which are said to ' empower' rural citizens and liberate them from the disabling structures of top-down government control. At the same time, however, a range of other actors beyond the local level have also become
Globalization and sport : playing the world by Toby Miller( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book anatomizes the connections between sport and culture. It argues that although sport is obviously a source of pleasure, it is also part of the government of everyday life. The creation of a sporting calendar, movements of rational recreation and the development of physical education in the public sector are read as ways of disciplining and shaping urban-industrial populations." "Although the book utilizes methods and traditions from sociology, political science and communication studies, it is the first text to argue that culture is the focal point for understanding sport. Authoritative and accessible, it will be required reading for students of sport studies, sociology and cultural studies."--BOOK JACKET
Globalization, localization, and sustainable livelihoods by Geoffrey Lawrence( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 16 chapters from leading rural sociologists and human geographers based in Europe, Australasia, and the Americas. The book, in three parts, deals with globalization and food; the restructuring of local agriculture; and communities and resistance in a globalizing world. Author Lawrence from Uni of QLD
A future for regional Australia : escaping global misfortune by I. W Gray( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text interprets the predicament faced by Australia's regional people from their own perspective and proposes a means by which they can act together to find a secure future under globalisation. The authors advocate a new kind of regionalism with broad objectives for people to pursue
Recoding nature : critical perspectives on genetic engineering( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses some fundamental and profound questions such as: Are GM foods safe to eat? What do consumers think about GM foods and, alternatively, organic produce? What are the real risks of genetic pollution? Is it appropriate to delete a supposed gene for sadness?
Supermarkets and agri-food supply chains : transformations in the production and consumption of foods( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an analysis of the gradual shift in the distribution of power in agri-food supply chains, away from the manufacturers of branded food products to the global supermarket chains such as Wal-Mart and Tesco
Environment, society, and natural resource management : theoretical perspectives from Australasia and the Americas( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization and agri-food restructuring : perspectives from the Australasia region by David Burch( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restructuring global and regional agricultures : transformations in Australasian agri-food economies and spaces by David Burch( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sport and leisure : trends in Australian popular culture( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Altered genes : reconstructing nature : the debate( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a critical perspective of the many issues that are raised by modern biotechnology and places those issues in a local context - Transgenic - Calcivirus - Gene therapy - L-trytophan - Monsanto - Human genome & human rights (Nicholas Tonti-Filippini)
Agriculture, environment, and society : contemporary issues for Australia( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power play : essays in the sociology of Australian sport( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of essays examining the role sport plays in Australian society ; includes discussion of Aboriginal participation in sport (pp. 90-94) ; reference to the Commonwealth Games Act enacted in Brisbane in 1982 to ensure that Aboriginal people did not disrupt the games (pp.50-51)
Capitalism and the countryside : the rural crisis in Australia by Geoffrey Lawrence( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The environmental imperative : eco-social concerns for Australian agriculture by Frank Vanclay( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tourism, leisure, sport : critical perspectives( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social change in rural Australia( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Australian rural society is undergoing rapid structural transformation, the contours of which are now being 'mapped' by social scientists. Wider structural changes - including terms of trade decline in agriculture, the policies of Transnational Corporations (TNCs) involved in agri-food production, decisions by the state to limit expenditure in Australia's rural regions, and the influences of global regulatory (and other) bodies - are having direct and indirect impacts upon farming systems and rural communities.This book is an attempt to examine change in contemporary Australian rural society, drawing largely from the theoretical concerns and methodological approaches from the (sub)disciplines of human geography and rural sociology."--Introduction
The financialization of agri-food systems : contested transformations( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Financialization is the increased influence of financial actors and logics on social and economic life, and is one of the key drivers transforming food systems and rural economies around the world. The premise of this book is that the actions of financial actors, and their financial logics, are transforming agri-food systems in profound ways. It is shown that although financialization is a powerful dynamic, some recent developments suggest that the rollout of financialization is contradictory and uneven in different spaces and markets. The book examines cases in which state regulation or re-regulation and social movement resistance are setting roadblocks or speed bumps in the path of financialization, resulting in a 'cooling off' of investment, as well as the other side of the argument where there is evidence of a 'heating up'. The authors address not only the limits to financialization, but also the mechanisms through which financial entities are able to penetrate and re-shape agri-food industries. This book provides both a comparative analysis of financialization blending, and empirical findings with conceptual insights. It explores the connection between financialization, food systems, and rural transformation by critically examining: the concept of financialization and how food and farming are being financialized; the impacts of financialization in the food industry; and financialization in farming and forestry - along with the impacts this has on rural people and communities. This is a timely book, bringing together concrete case studies, from around the globe, to reveal the operations and impacts of finance capital in the 'space' of agri-food
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Food security, nutrition and sustainability
Food security, nutrition and sustainabilityRural governance : international perspectivesGlobalization and sport : playing the worldGlobalization, localization, and sustainable livelihoodsA future for regional Australia : escaping global misfortuneRecoding nature : critical perspectives on genetic engineeringSupermarkets and agri-food supply chains : transformations in the production and consumption of foodsEnvironment, society, and natural resource management : theoretical perspectives from Australasia and the AmericasRestructuring global and regional agricultures : transformations in Australasian agri-food economies and spaces
Alternative Names
Lawrence, G. A.

Lawrence, G. A. 1950-

Lawrence, G. A. (Geoffrey A.)

Lawrence, G. A. (Geoffrey A.), 1950-

Lawrence, Geoff.

Lawrence, Geoff 1950-

Lawrence, Geoffrey

Lawrence, Geoffrey 1950-

Lawrence, Geoffrey A.

Lawrence, Geoffrey Alan.

Lawrence, Geoffrey Alan 1950-

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