’s ability to ensure food safety (Lytton 2013),
but also more generally increasing regulation of kosher and halal globally.
Globalised grassroots groups and NGOs are good examples of how scales have
collapsed into each other. Ferguson and Gupta (2002: 995) call for an ethnography of encompassment, an approach that would take as its central problem
the understanding of processes through which governmentality by state and
non-stateactors is both legitimated and undermined across domains. This
book tries to honour this call by exploring kosher and halal at different levels
of which all OEEC members, whether US military allies or not, were members
(Boel 2003: 21–60).
Ireland’s connection to the productivity drive remained largely formal during
the EPA’s first five years in existence because its contact point –in the absence
of an Irish national productivity centre –was an uninterested Department of
Industry and Commerce. During this period EPA made connections with
non-stateactors in Ireland that included trade union leaders, the IMI and the
Retail, Grocery, Dairy and Allied Trades Association (RGDATA). An active