Mary Ann Manahan

Mary Ann Manahan
Ghent University | UGhent · Department of Conflict and Development Studies

Doctoral Assistant

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This brief exposes the rising threat of Multistakeholder Initiatives (MSIs) and increasing corporate influence over the governance of food systems via the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS). At its core the UNFSS is geared toward moving from multilateralism - involving processes and decision making led by States – to multistakeholderism –...
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In the sprawling megalopolis of Metro Manila, the failure or inability of centralized public and privatized water service utilities to connect outlying and poor communities within their service areas led to the emergence of community-owned water providers run by cooperatives and neighborhood associations, often led and initiated by women. Born out...
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In this chapter, we survey municipalist actions featured in Transnational Institute’s “Transformative Cities Atlas of Utopias”. We then identify de-privatisation, the rise of the urban commons, and social movement unionism as key alternative praxes underpinning radical urban transformations across the globe. Some of the lessons we draw from these t...
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In their introduction to this journal issue, the Land Research Action Network warns that a new global wave of land grabbing is underway. The current trend of investments is triggered by the interrelated crises in food, finance, energy and climate that have been spurred by decades of corporate driven globalization, neo-liberal policy regimes and nat...
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Foreign aid for agrarian reform funding-for example, Canadian aid, has claimed to address rural poverty, agricultural stagnation, and food security. This paper examines agrarian-related overseas development assistance (ODA) to the Philippines to reveal that such aid has had its ebb and flow: one that follows the internal policies and priorities of...

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