Consolidating democratic transitions

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Australians were once world champion beef-eaters but now you’re much more likely to find chicken than steak on Australian dinner tables.

The authors do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and have disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above.As a wave of change continues to unfold across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, the policy-relevant insights that can be gleaned from recent transitions are more salient than ever.Through case studies on Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, South Africa, Thailand, and Ukraine, explores the structural factors and policy choices that shaped eight important transitions—some successful, others less so.But the type of meat consumed has changed significantly, with chicken and pork both now far outstripping beef, mutton and lamb, according to historical data from researchers Wong et al and more recent data from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).Global meat consumption continues to rise rapidly as more countries – notably China – increase their consumption of meat and dairy products.

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