The prospects of food sovereignty in the former Yugoslav republics

Dokmanović, Mirjana and Cvetićanin, Neven (2021) The prospects of food sovereignty in the former Yugoslav republics. Teorija in praksa : Interdisciplinary journal of social science, 58 (4). pp. 1089-1116. ISSN 0040-3598

[img] Text
MDokmanovic_NCveticanin_Teorija in praksa_2021_4.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (2MB)


The neoliberal approach taken to the transition from socialism to capitalism in the six former Yugoslav republics has revealed its weaknesses in all spheres of economic activities, including food production. These countries have lost sovereignty with respect to regulating important national policy areas like food trade and production. Liberalisation of the food trade has adversely affected national economies by destroying many small-scale farmers and food producers. Corporate supermarkets have been taking over an ever bigger slice of the retail pie. Social movements are calling for direct democratic control over resources and food production to be regained. The article examines the prospects of these countries to overcome the increasing food insecurity by introducing food sovereignty.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: former Yugoslav republics, food sovereignty, food security, right to food, economic democracy, trade liberalisation
Institutional centre: Centre for legal research
Centre for sociological research and anthropological research
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2021 22:43
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2021 22:43

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item