On feeding the masses : an anatomy of regulatory failure in China

Yasuda, John K. author
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  • Creator John K. Yasuda, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Format Books
  • Publication Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
  • Physical Details
    • xix, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 1107199646, 9781107199644
  • OCLC ocn989037955


  • Focuses on the oft-cited but ultimately overlooked concept of scale to identify the root causes of China's regulatory failures in food safety.


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-248) and index.


  • Food safety and China's scale problem -- Revisiting scale -- A short history of China's food production -- The export sector : the heavy hand of direct control -- CSA markets : "I don't sell vegetables, I sell trust" -- Failed state policies : scale and its discontents -- Coregulatory initiatives : China's big, small farmer problem -- Scaling down : moving from global to the local -- Scaling up : from local experiments to national solutions? -- The scale politics of regulatory giants, compared -- Parting thoughts on scale