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dc.contributor.authorParsons, Kelly
dc.contributor.authorLang, Tim
dc.contributor.authorBarling, David
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-01T17:15:04Z
dc.date.available2021-03-01T17:15:04Z
dc.date.issued2021-02-28
dc.identifier.citationParsons , K , Lang , T & Barling , D 2021 , ' London’s food policy: leveraging the policy sub-system, programme and plan ' , Food Policy . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2021.102037
dc.identifier.issn0306-9192
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-6473-210X/work/90055195
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/23973
dc.description© 2021 Elsevier Ltd. This manuscript is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the spaces for, and boundaries to, London’s food policy. Leveraging the concept of institutions as policy-structuring forces, it positions immediate policymaking capacity and potential as delineated by broader historical, social and legislative institutions. Using new data, the findings identify structuring effects including: the strategic force of different policy areas; the Mayor’s remit and interests; relationships between the London authority and the boroughs, as well as in relation to the national level; and requirements for integration. Within the metropolitan government space, distinguishing between the food policy sub-system, programme and plan provides a conceptual device to understand how food policy in London extends beyond its limited direct levers and resources - reflecting and responding to the city’s longstanding complicated and multi-tiered governance. Food policy is enabled through a sub-system consisting of a set of dedicated food governance structures and mechanisms - a permanent team of staff, plus policy networks, advisors and street-level implementers - which utilise different modes of policy integration to bolster the programme of activities around food. A new cross-cutting food plan – the London Food Strategy – was developed in 2018 to coordinate these different actors and activities. The case study enables critical reflection on the potential for urban food policy to address a range of food systems outcomes. While some harder policy interventions are possible, there remains a multi-level disconnect in policy authority between the local borough, metropolitan and national levels. There are constraints on how far transformation can take place, raising questions about the re-balancing of national-local power sharing which will be required for a more coherent and transformative approach.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofFood Policy
dc.subjectFood policy
dc.subjectFood systems
dc.subjectInstitutions
dc.subjectLondon governance
dc.subjectFood Science
dc.subjectDevelopment
dc.subjectSociology and Political Science
dc.subjectEconomics and Econometrics
dc.subjectManagement, Monitoring, Policy and Law
dc.titleLondon’s food policy: leveraging the policy sub-system, programme and planen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Agriculture, Food and Environmental Management Research
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Clinical, Pharmaceutical and Biological Science
dc.contributor.institutionAgriculture, Food and Veterinary Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionFood Policy, Nutrition and Diet
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dc.date.embargoedUntil2022-08-28
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