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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 10 (Page no: 321)

Conclusions.

This chapter highlights the key arguments of the transition theory-based reconceptualization of multifunctional agriculture presented in this book and briefly discusses how the new conceptualization of multifunctionality may act as a platform for future research.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 12) Theorising transition. Author(s): Wilson, G. A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 21) Transitions: social and natural science debates. 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.

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