Food as a Mirror of Global Political Development
Dr. Sci. (Pol. Sci.), Prof., Head of World Political Processes Department, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University), MFA of Russia; Head of the Scientific Committee on education in political science area (Ministry of Education of Russia), Moscow, Russia, email@example.com_id: 250953 | ORCID: 0000-0003-4162-0807 | RESEARCHER_ID: C-2309-2013
The critical essay considers from a point of view of a political scientist how biopolitics (in nutrition sphere) reflects sociocultural development of the world. Focusing on the studies by a prominent sociologist Sergey Kravchenko (Kravchenko S.A Sotsiokulturnaya dinamika edy: riski, uyazvimosti, vostrebovannoct gumanisticheskoi biopolitiki [Socio-Cultural Dynamics of Food: Risks, Vulnerabilities, Demand for Humanistic Biopolitics]. Мoscow: MGIMO-University. 2014. 128 p.) the changes in the sphere of biopolitics in the contemporary world are discussed. On one hand, in the field of food production, one can observe the expansion of the assembly line as it occurs in other fields of production. On the other hand, in food production and consumption, such phenomena as ‘Coca-colonization’ and ‘bananization’, described by Sergey Kravchenko, are also observed. All of these mean deviation from national traditions, and even more – it turns into a challenge. Agreeing with Sergey Kravchenko on the necessity to make use of the humanistic approach in the sphere of biopolitics, the author of the essay proposes to consider this approach as part of global governance. For this purpose, the initiation of a series of negotiations is proposed.
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