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Public private partnerships in global food governance: business engagement and legitimacy in the global fight against hunger and malnutrition


  • Christopher Kaan


  • Andrea Liese



This article compares two transnational public–private partnerships against hunger and malnutrition, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition and the International Alliance Against Hunger with regard to their degree of business involvement and their input and output legimacy. We examine the participation of stakeholders, the accountability and transparency of the decision-making process, and the perceived provision of a public good. We identify a link between business involvement and output legitimacy, and we discuss the implications for public and private food governance. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

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  • Christopher Kaan & Andrea Liese, 2011. "Public private partnerships in global food governance: business engagement and legitimacy in the global fight against hunger and malnutrition," Agriculture and Human Values, Springer;The Agriculture, Food, & Human Values Society (AFHVS), vol. 28(3), pages 385-399, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:agrhuv:v:28:y:2011:i:3:p:385-399
    DOI: 10.1007/s10460-009-9255-0

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