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Jennifer Clapp

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  • Global food and environment politics and governance
  • Environment and development
  • Trade and environment/agriculture
  • Transnational corporations and environment/food

Research & Editorial positions



  • 2016. Food, 2nd Edition (Cambridge: Polity)
  • 2012. Hunger in the Balance: the New Politics of International Food Aid (Ithaca: Cornell University Press). Shortlisted for the Donner Prize for the best book in public policy by a Canadian.
  • 2012. Food (Cambridge: Polity)
  • 2011. Paths to a Green World: The Political Economy of the Global Environment, 2nd Edition, co-authored with Peter Dauvergne (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press)
  • 2010.   Global Governance, Poverty and Inequality, co-edited with Rorden Wilkinson (London: Routledge)
  • 2009. The Global Food Crisis:  Governance Challenges and Opportunities,  co-edited with Marc J. Cohen (Waterloo: WLU Press and CIGI)
  • 2009. Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance, co-edited with Doris Fuchs (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).
  • 2008. Corporate Accountability and Sustainable Development, co-edited with Peter Utting (Delhi: Oxford University Press).
  • 2005. Paths to a Green World:  The Political Economy of the Global Environment, co-authored with Peter Dauvergne (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).
  • 2001. Toxic Exports: The Transfer of Hazardous Wastes from Rich to Poor Countries. (Ithaca: Cornell University Press.) 
  • 1997. Adjustment and Agriculture in Africa: Farmers, the State, and the World Bank in Guinea. (International Political Economy Series) (London and New York: Macmillan and St. Martin's Press).

Recent Articles, working papers and book chapters

  • 2016. “Responsibility to the Rescue: Governing Global Private Financial Investment in Agriculture”, Agriculture and Human Values.
  • 2016. “Researching Global Environmental Governance in the 21st Century” (co-authored with Peter Dauvergne), Global Environmental Politics.
  • 2015. “Food Security and Trade: Unpacking Disputed Narratives”, Background Report for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, Trade and Markets Division.
  • 2015. “Food Security and Contested Agricultural Trade Norms”, Journal of International Law and International Relations. Vol. 11, No.2
  • 2015. “Mapping the State of Play on the Global Food Landscape”, (co-authored with Annette Desmarais and Matias Margulis), Canadian Food Studies. Vol.2, No.2, pp.1-6.
  • 2015. “ABCD and Beyond: From Grain Merchants to Agricultural Value Chain Managers”, Canadian Food Studies. Vol.2, No.2, 2015, pp.126-135.
  • 2015. “Finance for Agriculture or Agriculture for Finance?”, (co-authored with Sarah Martin), Journal of Agrarian Change. Vol.15, No.4, 2015, pp.549-559.
  • 2015. “Introduction to a Symposium on Global Finance and the Agrifood Sector: Risk and Regulation”, (co-authored with Oane Visser and Ryan Isakson), Journal of Agrarian Change. Vol.15, No.4, pp.541-548.
  • 2015. “Distant Agricultural Landscapes”, Sustainability Science. Vol.10, No.2, pp. 305-316.
  • 2014. “Trade Liberalization and Food Security: Examining the Linkages”, Quaker United Nations Office (New York and Geneva: QUNO), 40pp.
  • 2014. “Food Security and Food Sovereignty: Getting Past the Binary”, Dialogues in Human Geography. Vol.4, No.2, pp.206-211.
  • 2014. “World Hunger and the Global Economy: Strong Linkages, Weak Action”, Journal of International Affairs. Vol.67, No.2, pp.1-17.
  • 2014. “Financialization, Distance and Global Food Politics”, The Journal of Peasant Studies. Vol. 41, No.6, pp.797-814.
  • 2013. “How We Count Hunger Matters”, (co-authored with Frances Moore Lappé, Molly Anderson, Robin Broad, Ellen Messer, Thomas Pogge, and Timothy Wise), Ethics and International Affairs. Vol.27, No.3, 2013, pp.251-259.
  • 2013. “The G20 and Food Security: A Mismatch in Global Governance?”, co-authored with Sophia Murphy, Global Policy, Vol.4, No.2, 2013, pp. 129-138.
  • 2013. “Food Security”, in Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy, edited by Andrew Cooper, Jorge Heine and Ramesh Thakur. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp.642-657.
  • 2013. “Business as a Global Actor”, (coauthored with Jonas Meckling – 50% each) in Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy, edited by Robert Falkner (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), pp. 286-303.
  • 2012. “International Political Economy and the Environment: Back to the Basics?” co-authored with Eric Helleiner. International Affairs, Vol.88, No.3, 2012, pp.485-501.
  • 2012. “Navigating the Anthropocene: Improving Earth System Governance.” Biermann, F. et al. including J Clapp. Science, 335 (6074), 2012, pp.1306-1307.
  • 2012. “Towards a Strengthened Institutional Framework for Global Sustainability.” 2012. Biermann, F. et al. including J. Clapp Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability Vol.4, No.1, 2012, pp.51-60.
  • 2012. “Troubled Futures? The Global Food Crisis and the Politics of Agricultural Derivatives Regulation”. (co-authored with Eric Helleiner), Review of International Political Economy. Vol. 19, No.2, 2012, pp.181-207.
  • 2012. “Private Voluntary Programs in Environmental Governance: Climate Change and the Financial Sector”, with Jason Thistlethwaite (50% each), in K. Ronit (ed), Business and Climate Policy: Potentials and Pitfalls of Voluntary Programs. (UN University Press, 2012), pp.43-76.
  • 2012. “The Global Reach of Plastic Waste”, in Histories of the Dustheap, edited by Stephanie Foote (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012), pp.199-225.
  • 2012. “Who Governs Global Food Prices”, in Critical Perspectives in Food Studies, edited by Mustafa Koc, Jennifer Sumner and Tony Winson (Toronto: Oxford University Press Canada, 2012), pp.276-289.
  • 2012.  “Food Security and the WTO”, in Trade, Poverty, Development: Getting beyond the Doha Deadlock edited by Rorden Wilkinson and James Scott (London: Routledge, 2012), pp.57-71.
  • 2011. “Introduction to Symposium - Private Agrifood Governance: Values, Shortcomings and Strategies”, with Lawrence Busch, Doris Fuchs and Agni Kalfagianni, Agriculture and Human Values, Vol.28, No.3, 2011, pp.335-344.
  • 2011.  “Toxic Exports: Despite Global Treaty, Hazardous Waste Trade Continues”, in Deviant Globalization: Black Market Economy in the 21st Century, edited by Nils Gilman, Jesse Goldhammer and Steven Weber (London: Continuum, 2011). pp.166-179.
  • 2011. “Renegotiating the Food Aid Convention: What is on the Table?”, Policy Options (PDF). August 2011, pp.27-32.
  • 2011. “Troubled Futures? The Global Food Crisis and the Politics of Agricultural Derivatives Regulation” (co-authored with Eric Helleiner), Review of International Political Economy.
  • 2010. “Environment and Global Political Economy”, in Gabriela Kutting (ed) Global Environmental Politics: Concepts, Theories, Case Studies (London:Routledge).
  • 2010. “Responding to the Food Crisis: The Untying of Canadian Food Aid”, in Canada Among Nations, edited by P. Heinbecker and F. Hampson, McGill-Queens University Press, 2010, pp.360-367.
  • 2009. “Food Price Volatility and Vulnerability in the Global South: Considering the Global Economic  Context”, Third World Quarterly, Vol.30, No.6, 2009, pp.1183-1196.
  • 2009. “The Global Food Crisis and International Agricultural Policy: Which Way Forward?”, Global Governance, Vol.15, No.2, 2009, pp.299-312.
  • 2009. “Doing Away with Plastic Shopping Bags: Explaining International Patterns of Norm Adoption and Policy Diffusion" (co-authored with Linda Swanston), Environmental Politics. Vol.18, No.3, 2009, pp. 315-332.
  • 2009. “The Food Crisis and Global Governance” (with M. J. Cohen) in J. Clapp and M. J.
  • Cohen (eds) The Global Food Crisis: Governance Challenges and Opportunities, WLU Press, 2009, pp.3-12.
  • 2009. “Responding to Food Price Volatility and Vulnerability: Considering the Global Economic Context”, in J. Clapp and M. J. Cohen (eds) The Global Food Crisis: Governance Challenges and Opportunities, WLU Press, 2009, ppp.43-57.
  • 2009. “Agrifood Corporations, Global Governance, and Sustainability: A Framework for Analysis”, co-authored with Doris Fuchs – 50% each, in J. Clapp and D. Fuchs (eds) Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009), pp. 1-25. 
  • 2009. “Corporate Interests in International Food Aid Policy”, in J. Clapp and D. Fuchs (eds) Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009), pp.125-152. 
  • 2009. “Corporate Power and Global Food Governance: Lessons Learned”, co-authored with Doris Fuchs – 50% each, in in J. Clapp and D. Fuchs (eds) Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009), pp.285-296.
  • 2008. “Global Mechanisms for Greening TNCs: Inching Towards Corporate Accountability?”, in Kevin Gallagher (ed), Handbook on Trade and Environment (Edward Elgar), pp. 159-170.
  • 2008. "A Global Outlook on Food Studies", Food, Culture and Society, Vol.11, No.3, September, pp.275-80.
  • 2008. "Illegal GMO Releases and Corporate Responsibility:  Questioning the Effectiveness of Voluntary Measures", Ecological Economics, Vol. 66, No.2-3, pp.348-358.
  • 2008. “Corporate Responsibility, Accountability and Law: an Introduction” (co-authored with Peter Utting) in Corporate Accountability and Sustainable Development, edited by Peter Utting and Jennifer Clapp (Delhi: Oxford University Press) 2008: 1-33.
  • 2008. “Corporate Accountability in the Agro-Food Sector: The Case of Illegal GMO Releases”, in Corporate Accountability and Sustainable Development, edited by Peter Utting and Jennifer Clapp (Delhi: Oxford University Press) 2008: 129-154.
  • 2007. “WTO Agriculture Negotiations and the Global South”, in Rorden Wilkinson and Donna Lee (eds), The WTO after Hong Kong (London: Routledge) 2007 , pp.37-55.
  • 2007. “Transnational Corporate Interests in International Biosafety Negotiations”, in Robert Falkner (ed) International Politics of Genetically Modified Food (London : Palgrave), pp.34-47.
  • 2007. “The Political Economy of Food Aid in an Era of Agricultural Biotechnology”, in Robert Falkner (ed) International Politics of Genetically Modified Food (London : Palgrave), 2006, pp.85-99.
  • 2006. "Demystifying Doha:  Making Sense of the WTO Agricultural Trade Talks", Harvard International Review, September.
  • 2006. "WTO Agriculture Negotiations: Implications for the Global South", Third World Quarterly Vol.27, No.4: pp.563-577.
  • 2006. "Developing Countries and the WTO Agriculture Negotiations", CIGI Working Paper No.6, March.
  • 2006. "Unplanned Exposure to Genetically Modified Organisms:  Divergent Responses in the Global South", Journal of Environment and Development. Vol 15, No.1: 3-21.
  • 2005. "The Political Economy of Food Aid in an Era of Agricultural Biotechnology", Global Governance, Vol.11, No.4: 467-485.
  • 2005. "International Political Economy and the Environment," in M. Betsill, K. Hochstetler and D. Stevis (eds.), Palgrave Guide to International Envionmental Politics (New York: Palgrave).
  • 2005. "Global Environmental Governance for Corporate Responsibility and Accountability," Special issue of Global Environmental Politics, Vol.5, No.3, pp.23-34.
  • 2005. "Transnational Corporations and Global Environmental Governance," in Peter Dauvergne (ed.), Handbook of Global Environmental Politics (Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar).
  • 2005. "Responses to Environmental Threats in an Age of Globalization", in Robert Paehlke and Douglas Torgerson, Managing Leviathan, second edition, (Peterborough: Broadview Press).