The Political Economy of Agro-Food Markets in China

The Social Construction of the Markets in an Era of Globalization

  • Louis Augustin-Jean
  • Björn Alpermann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction: Agro-Food Markets in China in Light of Economic Sociology

    1. Louis Augustin-Jean, Björn Alpermann
      Pages 1-24
  3. The Theoretical Foundations of Agro-Food Markets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Andy Smith
      Pages 27-46
  4. From Producers to Consumers: The Market for Food Products

  5. From Farm to Factory: Fibres and Biofuels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Colin G. Brown, Scott A. Waldron, John W. Longworth
      Pages 210-235
    3. Scott A. Waldron, Colin A. Brown, Adam M. Komarek
      Pages 257-278
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 321-329

About this book


China's agricultural production and food consumption have increased tremendously, leading to a complete evolution of agro-food markets. The book is divided into two parts; the first part reviews the theoretical framework for the 'social construction of the markets,' while the second part presents the implication for the agro-food markets in China.


agriculture China development globalization political economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Louis Augustin-Jean
    • 1
  • Björn Alpermann
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Applied Social SciencesThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong Kong
  2. 2.University of Würzburg GermanyGermany

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