IPE 331

The International Political Economy of Food and Hunger

An intensive study of the international political economy of global food production and distribution and their connection to a variety of global hunger problems and issues. An examination of how political, economic, and social conditions contribute to hunger and severe forms of malnutrition. Also examined are global trade, monetary and investment policies, a variety of development and debt relief measures, and the role of agribusinesses in the hunger/food equation. The course ends with a study of different policy recommendations and solutions to numerous food production and distribution issues.

Prerequisites: IPE 201 or PG 103.