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Publications

Books

Sugar Cambridge, UK and Malden, US: Polity (Resources series), 2015

Sugar: Refined Power in a Global Regime Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009

  • Shortlisted for 2010 BISA IPEG book of the year prize

Book Chapters

Labour Provisions in the European Union-Republic of Moldova Association Agreement (with A. Smith, M. Barbu, J. Harrison and L. Campling) in International Labour Organization (eds.) Handbook on Labour Provisions, Geneva: ILO, 2016

Feeding the World in S. McGlinchey, ed. International Relations, E-International Relations Publishing, 2016

The Governance of Primary Commodities: Biofuel Certification in the European Union in A. Payne and N. Phillips, eds. Handbook of the International Political Economy of Governance, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2014

Journal Articles

Poor Choice? Smith, Hayek and the Moral Economy of Food Consumption (with S. Glaze), Economy and Society, 46: 1, pp. 128-151

Working Beyond the Border? A New Research Agenda for the Evaluation of Labour Standards in EU Trade Agreements (with L. Campling, J. Harrison and A. Smith), International Labour Review, 155: 3, 2016, pp. 357-382

The Political Economy of Sugarcane Flexing: Initial Insights from Brazil, Southern Africa and Cambodia (with B. McKay, S. Sauer and R. Herre), Journal of Peasant Studies, 43: 1, 2015, pp. 195-223

Making a Market for Sustainability: The Commodification of Certified Palm Oil, New Political Economy, 20: 4, 2015, pp. 545-568

What Can Security Do for Food? Lessons from Brazil (with J. Nunes), Contemporary Politics, 21: 1, 2015, pp. 70-85

A Bitter Harvest: Child Labour in Sugarcane Agriculture and the Role of Certification Systems (with N. Schwarzbach), UC Davis Journal of International Law and Policy, 21: 1, 2014, pp. 99-128. Republished in International Sugar Journal, 117: 1403, pp. 798-811

Aid for Trade and African Agriculture: The Bittersweet Case of Swazi Sugar (with P. Richardson-Ngwenya), Review of African Political Economy, 41: 140, 2014, pp. 201-215

Documentary Film and Ethical Foodscapes: Three Takes on Caribbean Sugar (with P. Richardson-Ngwenya), Cultural Geographies, 20: 3, 2013, pp. 339-356

Cut Loose in the Caribbean: Neoliberalism and the Demise of the Commonwealth Sugar Trade (with P. Richardson-Ngwenya), Bulletin of Latin American Research, 32: 3, 2013, pp. 263-278

Certification Schemes and the Governance of Land: Enforcing Standards or Enabling Scrutiny? (with E. Fortin), Globalizations, 10: 1, 2013, pp. 141-159

Private Experiments in Global Governance: Primary Commodity Roundtables and the Politics of Deliberation (with J. Brassett and W. Smith), International Theory, 4: 3, 2012, pp. 367-399

From a Fossil-Fuel to a Biobased Economy: The Politics of Industrial Biotechnology, Environment and Planning C, 30: 2, 2012, pp. 282-296

Big Sugar in Southern Africa: Rural Development and the Perverted Potential of Sugar/Ethanol Exports, Journal of Peasant Studies, 37: 4, 2010, pp. 917-938

Restructuring the EU-ACP Sugar Regime: Out of the Strong There Came Forth Sweetness, Review of International Political Economy, 16: 4, 2009, pp. 673-697

Path Dependency and the Politics of Liberalisation in the Textile and Clothing Industry (with T. Heron), New Political Economy, 13: 1, 2008, pp. 1-18

Reports and Commentaries

Why the Conservatives Struggle With Empathy (with S. Glaze), SPERI Comment, August 2017

Taking Labour Rights Seriously in Post-Brexit Trade Agreements: Protect, Promote, Empower (with J. Harrison, L. Campling, A. Smith and M. Barbu), CSGR Working Paper, 284/17, June 2017

Workers' Rights are Now a Basic Element of Trade Deals: What Stance will Britain Take? (with J. Harrison, L. Campling, A. Smith and M. Barbu), LSE Brexit Blog, 27 June 2017

Hand to Mouth: Precarious Work and Dietary Pathology, Lacuna Magazine, June 2017

International Development and the UK Sugar Trade in E. Jones and C. Copeland (eds.) Making UK Trade Work for Development Post-Brexit: Workshop Report, June 2017, pp. 50-54

Labour Standards in EU Free Trade Agreements: Working Towards What End? (with J. Harrison, M. Barbu, L. Campling and A. Smith), ECDPM Great Insights, 5: 6, December 2016

Case Against Soft Drinks Levy is Sugar Coated (with T. Van Rens), The Conversation, 27 September 2016

König Zucker erobert die Welt [King Sugar Conquered the World], Welt-Sichten, 9: 8, August 2016

Violations of Labour and Environmental Law by Sugarcane Mills in Sao Paulo State, Brazil (with D. De Jesus and O. Genevieve), Ethical Sugar Discussion Paper, May 2016

Sugar Shift: Six Ideas for a Healthier and Fairer Food System, Food Research Collaboration Briefing Paper, February 2016

Figuring Out the Food Consumer, Food Research Collaboration's Food Voices, November 2015

The SDGs on Hunger and Malnutrition, SPERI Comment, October 2015

Shame on You: Fat Discrimination and the Food Industry (with L. Gelhaus), Lacuna Magazine, September 2015

Our Unhealthy Addiction to Sugar is Harming the Poor and Making the Rich Richer, AlterNet, September 2015

Still Slaving Over Sugar, openDemocracy: Beyond Global Slavery, February 2015

The Politics of Sugarcane Flexing in Brazil and Beyond, Transnational Institute Think Piece Series on Flex Crops & Commodities, 4, September 2014

Zero Hunger Britain, SPERI Comment, May 2014

Two Ways to Value Sustainable Palm Oil, The Conversation Comment, September 2013

Civil Society Guide to Bonsucro, Ethical Sugar, August 2013 (and in Portuguese)

Austerity Politics and the IMF, Touchstone: Trade Union Congress Blog, August 2013

Food First, Fuel Second is the UN's Message on Biofuels, The Conversation Comment, July 2013

The Global Land Grab, SPERI Comment, May 2013

Good Sugar/Blood Sugar: Can Corporations Really Be Ethical? WIDS Magazine, November 2012

Sugarcane and the Global Land Grab: A Primer for Producers and Buyers Ethical Sugar Discussion Paper, August 2012

Trade, Aid and Rural Development: EU Sugar Policy and Swaziland ECDPM Discussion Paper, 133, July 2012

Sugar Cane in Southern Africa: A Sweet Deal for the Rural Poor? Ethical Sugar Discussion Paper, October 2010

Refined Power: The Political Economy of Sugar in the 21st Century Food Ethics, 4: 2, June 2009, pp. 24-25

An Exclusive Engine of Growth: The Development Model of Brazilian Sugarcane (with M. Lehtonen and S. McGrath) Ethical Sugar Discussion Paper, January 2009

Book reviews

Alternative Trade: Legacies for the Future by Gavin Fridell, Black Point and Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing, 2013, in Journal of Agrarian Change, 14: 2, 2014, pp. 316-318.

Biofuels and Rural Poverty by Joy Clancy, Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2013, in Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 35: 3, 2014, pp. 412-413.

Raising Cane in the ‘Glades: The Global Sugar Trade and the Transformation of Florida by Gail Hollander, Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2008 in Journal of Peasant Studies, 38: 1, 2011, pp. 196-198.

Global Trade: Past Mistakes, Future Choices by Greg Buckman, London and New York: Zed Books, 2005, in Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 38, 2008, pp. 405-407.

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Handbook

Civil Society Guide to Bonsucro

Sugarcane and the global land grab

Sugar cane in southern Africa

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