The Value of Nothing: Markets and Democracy in a Time of Crisis
Patel (author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System) asks us to reconsider how democracy might be the route by which we can reclaim markets so that they work for rather than against social change.
Raj Patel has worked for the World Bank, the WTO, and been tear-gassed on four continents protesting against them. Writer, activist, and academic, he is the author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System. Patel is currently a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's Centre for African Studies, a researcher at the School of Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and a fellow at The Institute for Food and Development Policy, also known as Food First.