1. Making Markets: Agricultural restructuring in Australia.2. Governmentality as a lens for analysing agricultural restructuring in Australia. 3. Creating a reality of markets, firms and consumers. 4. Productivism, financialisation and the 'good farmer': Constructing a rational, governable farming sector. 5. Acting on society: Quantification, technologies of performance and erasure of 'the social'.6. Freedom and choice? Legitimising concentration in deregulated agricultural markets.7. Feeding the world or turning a profit? How transnational agribusiness firms use discourse to shape their external environments.8. Constructing a corporate society: Shaping knowledge, identities and values to facilitate the emergence of corporate power.
Patrick O'Keeffe completed his PhD research at RMIT University in 2018. Patrick's research has been published by the following peer reviewed journals: Agriculture and Human Values, Space and Polity, Australian Geographer, Journal of Sociology, Rural Society and Journal of Australian Political Economy. Patrick is a lecturer at the RMIT University's School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.