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Author Wilson, G
Title Multifunctional Agriculture : A Transition Theory Perspective
Imprint Wallingford : CABI, 2007
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Descript 1 online resource (384 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- List of tables and figures -- Acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations -- 1. Introduction -- 1.1 A changing agriculture -- 1.2 Agricultural systems in transition: from productivism to post-productivism to multifunctionality? -- 1.3 Aims of the book: conceptualising multifunctional agriculture -- 1.4 Structure of the book -- Part 1 Conceptualising transition -- 2. Theorising transition -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Transition theory - theorising transition -- 2.3 Models of transition -- 2.4 Conclusions -- 3. Transitions: social and natural science debates -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Transitions from 'isms' to 'post-isms': insights into the debates -- 3.3 Demographic, technological, environmentalist and evolutionary transitions -- 3.4 Transition theory and Cartesian dualistic thinking -- 3.5 Conclusions -- 4. Reconceptualising transition: the complexity of transitory systems -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Temporal linearity or non-linearity? -- 4.3 Spatial homogeneity or heterogeneity? -- 4.4 Global universality or complexity? -- 4.5 Structural causality or structure-agency inconsistency? -- 4.6 Applying transition theory to the evolution of agricultural systems -- 4.7 Conclusions -- Part 2 From productivist to post-productivist agriculture … and back again? -- 5. Productivist agriculture -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Approaches underlying conceptualisations of the productivist/post-productivist transition -- 5.3 The seven dimensions of productivist agriculture -- 5.4 Conclusions -- 6. Post-productivist agriculture -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Conceptualising post-productivism -- 6.3 The seven dimensions of post-productivist agriculture -- 6.4 Conceptualising the transition towards post-productivism -- 6.5 Conclusions -- 7. 'Post-productivism' or 'non-productivism'? -- 7.1 Introduction
7.2 Scientific critiques of the productivism/post-productivism transition model -- 7.3 Transition theory and the four fallacies of the productivism/post-productivism transition model -- 7.4 The productivist/non-productivist spectrum of decision-making -- 7.5 Conclusions -- Part 3 Conceptualising multifunctional agricultural transitions -- 8. Contemporary conceptualisations of multifunctionality -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Multifunctionality -- 8.3 Current conceptualisations of multifunctional agriculture -- 8.4 Cultural interpretations and the spatiality of the multifunctionality concept: neo-liberalism, trade issues and political retrenchment -- 8.5 Multifunctionality and (the lack of) theory -- 8.6 Conclusions -- 9. (Re)conceptualising multifunctionality -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 Multifunctionality and the productivist/non-productivist boundaries of decision-making -- 9.3 Multifunctionality and the boundaries of 'agriculture' -- 9.4 Weak, moderate and strong multifunctionality: a normative view -- 9.5 The geography of multifunctionality -- 9.6 Conclusions -- 10. Multifunctional agricultural transitions -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 Exploring transitional potential: constraints and opportunities for multifunctional decision-making pathways -- 10.3 Multifunctional transitions at farm level -- 10.4 Managing transitions -- 10.5 Conclusions -- 11. Conclusions -- 11.1 What this book has attempted to do -- 11.2 How this book can serve as a platform for future research -- 11.3 And finally: throwing down the gauntlet … -- References -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- W
In a time of great agricultural and rural change, the notion of 'multifunctionality' has remained under-theorized and poorly linked to the 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 new transition theory
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Wilson, G. Multifunctional Agriculture : A Transition Theory Perspective Wallingford : CABI,c2007 9781845932565
Subject Agriculture and state.;Agriculture -- Economic aspects.;Agriculture -- Environmental aspects
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