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Agricultural transformation, food and environment: Perspectives on European rural policy and planning

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Henry Buller (Editor), Keith Hoggart (Editor)

Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages191
ISBN (Electronic)9781315204475
ISBN (Print)9781138635531
Published19 Oct 2017

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This title was first published in 2001. An interdisciplinary team of leading European scholars bring together case studies from Western and Eastern Europe to illustrate and critically analyze the shifting relationships of agricultural, environmental and food policy in Europe. In the most comprehensive book of its kind it examines the critical changes, both in agricultural, environmental and food politics and the way these domains have been investigated by European social scientists. The book evaluates specific changes, focussing in particular on agricultural restructuring (in the face of globalization, Europeanization and the collapse of the Soviet model of agricultural organization), agriculture-environmental relations and consumer preferences. Beginning by examining the degree to which Europe offers a unique and identifiable rural experience, the book includes a critical re-examination of the process of agricultural transformation. In the light of contemporary events and the over-seductive and essentially mythical notion of post-productivism.

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