Unit 4 - Market Liberalisation and Global Value Chains

Core Reading Materials

Before we get started watch this short 3 minute video on how deforestation in Brazil is linked to British chicken


  1. Wallace, R. et al., 2020. COVID-19 and Circuits of Capital. Available at: https://monthlyreview.org/2020/05/01/covid-19-and-circuits-of-capital/  (link)
  2. Kwadwo Amankwah, Laurens Klerkx, Owuraku Sakyi-Dawson, Naaminong Karbo, Simon J. Oosting, Cees Leeuwis & Akke J. van der Zijpp (2014) Institutional dimensions of veterinary services reforms: responses to structural adjustment in Northern Ghana, International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 12:3, 296-315, DOI: 10.1080/14735903.2014.909635. Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/263286398_Institutional_dimensions_of_veterinary_services_reforms_responses_to_structural_adjustment_in_Northern_Ghana (link)
  3. Kaplinsky, R and M. Morris (2000), A Handbook for Value Chain Research, IDRC http://asiandrivers.open.ac.uk/documents/Value_chain_Handbook_RKMM_Nov_2001.pdf  - Chapters 1, 2 and 3, pages 1-22.