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Transition Pathways towards Sustainability in Agriculture

Transition Pathways towards Sustainability in Agriculture

Case Studies from Europe

Edited by L Sutherland, James Hutton Institute, I Darnhofer, Dept. of Economic and Social Sciences, Univ. of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, , Feistmantelstr 4, Vienna, 1180 , AUSTRIA, G Wilson, University of Plymouth, UK, L Zagata

November 2014 / Hardback / 246 Pages / 9781780642192 £82.99 / €109.00 / $155.95
With 10% online discount: £74.69 / €98.10 / $140.36
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Main Description

This book focuses on understanding farming transition pathways towards sustainability, using case studies from Europe. It assesses the utility of the multi-level perspective in transition theory for addressing contemporary issues and identifies future research needs, making it an essential read for researchers of rural or agricultural change.

  • I: Contributors
  • II: Glossary
  • III: Acknowledgements
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Socio-technical transitions in farming: key concepts
  • 3: Understanding the diversity of rural areas
  • 4: Utilising the multi-level perspective in empirical field research:methodological considerations
  • 5: Lifestyle farming: countryside consumption and transition towards new farming models
  • 6: More than just a factor in transition processes? The role of collaboration in agriculture
  • 7: High nature value farming: environmental practices for rural sustainability
  • 8: Transition processes and natural resource management
  • 9: On-farm renewable energy: a ‘classic case’ of technological transition
  • 10: ‘The missing actor’: alternative agri-food networks and the resistance of key regime actors
  • 11: Local quality and certification schemes as new forms of governance in sustainability transitions
  • 12: Transdisciplinarity in deriving sustainability pathways for agriculture
  • 13: Conceptual insights derived from case studies on ‘emerging transitions’ in farming
  • 14: Conclusions
This valuable book highlights not only ways to transform European agriculture but also the research process itself