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Peter Oosterveer

Personal Professor at Wageningen University & Research

Areas of expertise

  • - Global public and private governance of food
  • - Environmental policy
  • - Sustainability
  • - Globalisation of food
  • - Supply chain

Major works

Bush, S. & Oosterveer, P. (2015). Vertically Differentiating Environmental Standards: The Case of the Marine Stewardship Council, Sustainability, 7(2): 1861-1883. Lidskog, R., Mol, A.P.J. & Oosterveer, P. (2015). Towards a global environmental sociology? Legacies, trends and future direction. Current Sociology, 63(3): 339-368. Oosterveer, P. (2015). Promoting sustainable palm oil provision: viewed from a global networks and flows perspective. Journal of Cleaner Production, 107 (16): 146-153. Bush, S., Belton, B., Hall, D., Vandergeest, P., Murray, F., Ponte, S., Oosterveer, P., Islam, M., Mol, A., Hatanaka, M., Kruijssen, F., Ha, T., Little, D. & Kusumawati, R. (2013). Certify Sustainable Aquaculture? Science, 341(6150): 1067-1068. Oosterveer, P. & Sonnenfeld, D.A. (2012). Food, Globalization and Sustainability_. _Earthscan: London and New York, pp. 282.

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About Me

Peter Oosterveer received his PhD in 2005 at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. His research and teaching is in the field of globalization and sustainability of food production and consumption. His interests are in particular on global public and private governance of food towards sustainability, including labeling and certification of food. Increasing globalisation of food raises difficult challenges in promoting sustainability as distances between producers and consumers are increasing and supply chains are becoming more complex. Conventional national government-based regulation is no longer sufficient and therefore the roles of private and civil society based actors are becoming more important. His research is focusing on these shifts and their consequences for the organisation of the supply chain and the roles of different social actors therein.

Courses and Programs taught by Peter Oosterveer

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3 courses