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Zurek, Karolina
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Zurek, K. (2016). Food Sharing in Europe: Between Regulating Risks and the Risks of Regulating. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 7(4), 675-687
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Food Sharing in Europe: Between Regulating Risks and the Risks of Regulating
2016 (English)In: European Journal of Risk Regulation, ISSN 1867-299X, E-ISSN 2190-8249, Vol. 7, no 4, p. 675-687Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Underground kitchens, public fridges and local meals at strangers' homes offer an interesting and economically attractive alternatives to traditional channels of food distribution. The new practices of food sharing facilitated by technological development and using new social media combine an interest in modern engaged consumerism with a promise of more sustainable food chains and waste reduction. The main objective of this article is to map and analyse the risks and regulatory challenges posed by the variety of emerging sharing economy practices in the food sector. Drawing on the identification of the key features of sharing economy and the specificity of food in that context, this article discusses various forms, scales and motivations behind the existing food sharing initiatives. The article describes three main categories of food sharing models, namely harvest sharing, meal sharing and leftover sharing, and illustrates them with concrete examples of networks or platforms. Against this background, the article scrutinizes the major risks and challenges of food sharing, ranging from individual and public health and safety to market fragmentation. Reviewing the available regulatory options to address these risks, and juxtaposing them with the risks stemming out of regulatory intervention as such, the contribution calls for balanced approach to food sharing governance in the European Union.

National Category
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-147256 (URN)10.1017/S1867299X00010114 (DOI)000407749700005 ()
Available from: 2017-09-20 Created: 2017-09-20 Last updated: 2022-02-28Bibliographically approved
Öhlund, E., Zurek, K. & Hammer, M. (2015). Towards Sustainable Agriculture? The EU framework and local adaptation in Sweden and Poland. Environmental Policy and Governance, 25(4), 270-287
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Towards Sustainable Agriculture? The EU framework and local adaptation in Sweden and Poland
2015 (English)In: Environmental Policy and Governance, ISSN 1756-932X, E-ISSN 1756-9338, Vol. 25, no 4, p. 270-287Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Agricultural systems can be seen as nested social-ecological systems. European Union (EU) Member States vary considerably in terms of their agricultural, socio-economic and environmental circumstances. Yet, as participants in the common agricultural market, they are subject to a uniform Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). An important question is whether there is enough room for flexibility to sustain diverse agricultural systems and facilitate national targeting of sustainability-promoting measures. This article analyses the institutional arrangements concerning cross-scale interactions and interdependencies at national and regional (EU) levels, focusing on how Poland and Sweden implement CAP funds in relation to sustainable agriculture, in particular the agri-environmental schemes, for the period 2007-2013. What room is there in practice for accommodating national differences and sustainability priorities offered by the EU agricultural policy, and how are the existing opportunities used by the two countries? It is shown that agri-environmental funds are too small to prevent transition towards large-scale farming in new Member States and CAP does not effectively promote transformation towards sustainable practices in the EU.

Keywords
EU common agricultural policy, nested institutional framework, sustainable agriculture
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-120709 (URN)10.1002/eet.1687 (DOI)000360096300005 ()
Available from: 2015-09-16 Created: 2015-09-15 Last updated: 2022-02-23Bibliographically approved
Zurek, K. (2013). Disembedding food markets in Asia: private organizations, risk and the promotion of international food standards. Journal of Asian Public Policy, 6(2), 196-212
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Disembedding food markets in Asia: private organizations, risk and the promotion of international food standards
2013 (English)In: Journal of Asian Public Policy, ISSN 1751-6234, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 196-212Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

International organizations, both public and private, promote trade and market development based on rules and standards created primarily by developed countries in the West. This reflects historical legacies associated with the construction of the post-war order, the historical dominance of western economic powers, as well as specific conceptualizations of the role of states, markets and modes of regulation. Indeed, these manifest forms of regulation, conceptions of safety and risk and reflect specific socio-political contexts defined predominantly by western attitudes and social norms. Equally, private sector organizations have also transmitted regulatory norms, standards and risk perceptions into emerging market contexts, in part reflecting the end-consumer markets in which they operate and thus the need to instil within their value chains compliance standards in order to continue to operate within a specific regulatory context. In emerging regions such as Asia, however, different forms of political organization and socio-economic contexts experience predominantly western forms of regulation in manifestly different ways. In areas such as food safety and risk regulation, for example, the transmission of regulatory norms and standards across borders from developed to emerging economy contexts can have far-reaching and sometimes adverse consequences. Specifically, the transmission of western private regulatory norms have implications for Asian food producers, market access, the organization of food value chains, the costs imposed on food producers and farmers and the sustainability of farming practices. As this article seeks to demonstrate, the imposition of such regulatory norms and standards on Asian food producers may lead to the gradual 'disembedding' of Asian food markets and cause problems for compliance, distributional justice and social well-being.

Keywords
Asia, food, market building, private organizations, regulation
National Category
Economics and Business Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-99675 (URN)10.1080/17516234.2013.814310 (DOI)84887874635 (Scopus ID)
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Special Issue:

Market Building in Asia: Standards Setting, Policy Diffusion, and the Globalization of Market Norms

Available from: 2013-12-13 Created: 2014-01-15 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
Zurek, K. (2013). Regulating Food Trade in the Enlarged European Union. In: Marjolein B. A. van Asselt, Esther Versluis, Ellen Vos (Ed.), Balancing between Trade and Risk: Integrating Legal and Social Science Perspectives (pp. 15-32). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Regulating Food Trade in the Enlarged European Union
2013 (English)In: Balancing between Trade and Risk: Integrating Legal and Social Science Perspectives / [ed] Marjolein B. A. van Asselt, Esther Versluis, Ellen Vos, London: Routledge, 2013, p. 15-32Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2013
National Category
Law Political Science Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-99661 (URN)10.4324/9780203109908-10 (DOI)978-1-84971-361-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-03-19 Created: 2014-01-15 Last updated: 2022-09-23Bibliographically approved
Zurek, K. (2013). Regulating Local Food: Lessons from Poland and Sweden. Baltic Worlds (3-4), 43-47
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Regulating Local Food: Lessons from Poland and Sweden
2013 (English)In: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, E-ISSN 2001-7308, no 3-4, p. 43-47Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2013
National Category
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-99677 (URN)
Available from: 2014-01-15 Created: 2014-01-15 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
Zurek, K. (2012). Analiza powstawania i funkcjonowania globalnego reżimu bezpieczeństwa i jakości żywności. In: A. Surdej, J. Brzozowski (Ed.), Wprowadzenie do problematyki globalnych reżimów regulacyjnych: . Torun: Wydawnictwu Adam Marszalek
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analiza powstawania i funkcjonowania globalnego reżimu bezpieczeństwa i jakości żywności
2012 (Polish)In: Wprowadzenie do problematyki globalnych reżimów regulacyjnych / [ed] A. Surdej, J. Brzozowski, Torun: Wydawnictwu Adam Marszalek , 2012Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Torun: Wydawnictwu Adam Marszalek, 2012
National Category
Globalisation Studies Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-99663 (URN)9788377801727 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-10-30 Created: 2014-01-15 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
Zurek, K. (2011). Euro Plus Pact: Between Global Competitiveness and Local Social Concerns. European Policy Analysis (13)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Euro Plus Pact: Between Global Competitiveness and Local Social Concerns
2011 (English)In: European Policy Analysis, no 13Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: SIEPS, 2011
National Category
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-99666 (URN)
Available from: 2012-10-30 Created: 2014-01-15 Last updated: 2022-02-24
Zurek, K. (2011). European food regulation after enlargement: facing the challenges of diversity (1ed.). Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>European food regulation after enlargement: facing the challenges of diversity
2011 (English)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2011. p. 276 Edition: 1
Series
Nijhoff International Trade Law Series, ISSN 1877-7392 ; 9
National Category
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-99674 (URN)9789004195844 (ISBN)900419584X (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-10-30 Created: 2014-01-15 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
Zurek, K. (2011). Indicating Reasons for National GM “Opt-Outs”: The Way Forward or a Dead End Street?. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 2, 241-244
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Indicating Reasons for National GM “Opt-Outs”: The Way Forward or a Dead End Street?
2011 (English)In: European Journal of Risk Regulation, ISSN 1867-299X, Vol. 2, p. 241-244Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-99670 (URN)
Available from: 2012-10-30 Created: 2014-01-15 Last updated: 2022-02-24
Surdej, A. & Zurek, K. (2009). Food Safety in Poland: standards, procedures and institutions. In: M. Everson and E. Vos (Ed.), Uncertain Risks Regulated: Facing the Unknown in National, EU and International Law (pp. 111-126). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Food Safety in Poland: standards, procedures and institutions
2009 (English)In: Uncertain Risks Regulated: Facing the Unknown in National, EU and International Law / [ed] M. Everson and E. Vos, London: Routledge , 2009, p. 111-126Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2009
Series
Law, Science and Society
National Category
Law and Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-99673 (URN)978-1-84472-162-7 (ISBN)978-0-203-88485-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-10-30 Created: 2014-01-15 Last updated: 2022-02-24
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