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Measuring the Size, Scope, and Location of Civil Society Organizations in Johannesburg's Food System
The Professional Geographer
  • Daniel N. Warshawsky, Wright State University - Main Campus
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
11-1-2013
Abstract
Food security civil society organizations (FSCSOs) are key institutional players in the Global South, yet researchers have not adequately examined their size, scope, or location within urban areas. To fill this gap, this article analyzes Johannesburg's FSCSOs using quantitative survey data and spatial analysis. Data findings suggest that FSCSOs’ resources are unevenly distributed across Johannesburg, with larger, privately resourced FSCSOs located in white suburbs and smaller, unstable, turnover-prone FSCSOs located in black townships and informal settlements. Overall, these data suggest that the city's network of FSCSOs is spatially polarized and weakest in areas where food insecurity is the greatest.
DOI
10.1080/00330124.2013.825518
Citation Information
Daniel N. Warshawsky. "Measuring the Size, Scope, and Location of Civil Society Organizations in Johannesburg's Food System" The Professional Geographer Vol. 65 Iss. 4 (2013) p. 594 - 611 ISSN: 00330124
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/daniel_warshawsky/4/