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Multifunctional agriculture: a transition theory perspective.

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Using a novel approach based on transition theory, this book establishes a link between multifunctionality and debates on the postulated transition towards 'post-productivism' in agriculture. It argues that multifunctionality can best be understood as a spectrum of decision-making bounded by productivist and non-productivist action and thought and this normative assessment of multifunctionality be...

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Chapter 2 (Page no: 21)

Transitions: social and natural science debates.

This chapter applies transition theory to specific debates in both the social and natural sciences and highlights some of the parallel (and not so parallel) debates surrounding the postulated shifts from one state of organization to another. It looks at the postulated transition from Fordism to post-Fordism, as well as the transitions to post-modernism, post-colonialism and post-socialism. Demographic transition, the transition towards environmentalism, technological transition, and evolutionary transition (biological evolution theory) are also examined. The discussion helps in better understanding the underlying principles surrounding the possible shift to post-productivism in agriculture, discussed in part 2 of the book.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 12) Theorising transition. Author(s): Wilson, G. A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 43) Reconceptualising transition: the complexity of transitory systems. Author(s): Wilson, G. A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 80) Productivist agriculture. Author(s): Wilson, G. A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 97) Post-productivist agriculture. Author(s): Wilson, G. A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 113) 'Post-productivism' or 'non-productivism'? Author(s): Wilson, G. A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 179) Contemporary conceptualisations of multifunctionality. Author(s): Wilson, G. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 213) (Re)conceptualising multifunctionality. Author(s): Wilson, G. A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 271) Multifunctional agricultural transitions. Author(s): Wilson, G. A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 321) Conclusions. Author(s): Wilson, G. A.