Adam Sneyd
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Politics of Cotton in Africa

Guelph Faculty Start-Up Funds & SSHRC Doctoral CGS

Building on my doctoral research project, this work focused on the global politics of African cotton. Articles were published in Development and Change, Third World Quarterly and the Canadian Journal of Development Studies. The second article was revised and republished as a chapter in a book. Analyses linked to this research were published in This is Africa and African Arguments, This research gained global recognition in 2015 when the WTO Director-General invited me to moderate a panel on Africa’s cotton problems composed of trade ministers and heads of international organizations. I have continued to be invited to speak about African cotton at events around the world.

Check out a podcast where I joined Bob Huish’s Global Development Primer (GDP) to discuss the 2020 World Economic Forum. During our session I discussed some of my conclusions about global political economic elites that I have arrived at through this research.