Farming intensification in Northern Ireland – a state-corporate environmental harm?

Gladkova, Ekaterina (2023) Farming intensification in Northern Ireland – a state-corporate environmental harm? Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime, 4 (2). pp. 110-123. ISSN 2631-309X

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Food production may involve serious harms that lie beyond traditional definitions of crime and are not statutorily proscribed. One example of a criminologically under-researched source of harms is intensive farming. Taking a case study of rising intensive pig farming in Northern Ireland, this paper innovatively applies the state-corporate crime framework to analyse the catalysts for environmental and social harm in the country, expanding the knowledge of complex relationships between political and economic actors from a green criminological perspective and further advancing the agenda of ‘greening’ of state-corporate crime (Bradshaw, 2014). It concludes that a state-corporate symbiosis supports and reinforces a market-oriented, profit-driven model of farming that prioritises efficiency and ultimately leads to ‘lawful but awful’ intensification.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: green criminology, state-corporate crime, food production harms, intensive farming, food crime, political economy
Subjects: D400 Agriculture
K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
L400 Social Policy
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2022 09:59
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2023 08:30

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