Adam Sneyd

Professor College of Social & Applied Human Sciences Department of Political Science Guelph, Ontario asneyd@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 53568

Bio/Research

Professor Sneyd conducts research on the political economy of commodities. He is currently under contract with Polity Press to write a book on the geopolitics of cotton for Polity’s resources series. This work moves Adam’s political economy focus beyond Africa. His 2011 book in Palgrave Macmillan...

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Bio/Research

Professor Sneyd conducts research on the political economy of commodities. He is currently under contract with Polity Press to write a book on the geopolitics of cotton for Polity’s resources series. This work moves Adam’s political economy focus beyond Africa. His 2011 book in Palgrave Macmillan’s international political economy series analyzed how globalization might be altering the linkages between cotton production and poverty across Africa south of the Sahara. He continues to be interested in learning more about how corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts targeting African commodities might be fostering poverty reduction. Dr. Sneyd has conducted field research on CSR for cotton in Tanzania, and on CSR in Cameroon’s timber sector. He is a political economist driven to ask questions about ‘real’ African development challenges, and to pursue country-level research to arrive at answers to these questions. In 2012 Adam held an Africa Initiative research grant. This funding enabled him to analyze perspectives on the food security ‘footprint’ of emerging powers such as Brazil and China in Cameroon. He has contributed opinion pieces related to this work to the Initiative’s Africa Portal.

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