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Journal Of Critical Realism


It has been proposed that the policies and practices of food sovereignty, unlike those of today's hegemonic food/agricultural system, provide the means for satisfying and safeguarding the right to food security for everyone everywhere. My principal objective in this article, which gains its significance in the light of an explanatory critique of the current system, is to explore how scientific research — using what kinds of methodologies, and building on experiences of what and of whom? — can constructively inform these practices and policies, and contribute towards appraising this proposal.


food security, food sovereignty, agroecology, explanatory critique, concrete utopianism, scientific methodologies, values of social justice, diálogo de saberes


This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Critical Realism on June 23, 2015, available online:

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