Multifunctional Agriculture: A Transition Theory Perspective

Multifunctional Agriculture: A Transition Theory Perspective

By: Geoff Wilson (author)Hardback

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In a time of great agricultural and rural change, the notion of 'multifunctionality' has remained under-theorized and poorly linked to wider debates in the social sciences. This book analyses the extent to which the proposed transition towards post-productivist agriculture holds up to scientific scrutiny, and proposes a modified productivist/non-productivist model that better encapsulates the complexity of agricultural and rural change. By combining existing notions and concepts, this book (re)conceptualizes agricultural change, creating a new transition theory, and a new way of looking at the future of agriculture.

About Author

Geoff Wilson teaches at the University of Plymouth.

Contents

Part 1: Conceptualising Transition 1: Theorising transition 2: Transitions: Social and natural science debates 3: Reconceptualising transition: The complexity of transitory systems Part 2: From Productivist to Post-Productivist - and back again? 4: Productivist agriculture 5: Post-productivist agriculture 6: 'Post-productivism' or 'non-productivism'? Part 3: Conceptualising Multifunctional Agricultural Systems 7: Contemporary conceptualisations of multifunctionality 8: (Re)conceptualising multifunctionality 9: Multifunctional agricultural transitions

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845932565
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9781845932565
  • ISBN10: 1845932560

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