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Transition pathways towards sustainability in agriculture: case studies from Europe.

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The aim of this book is to improve the understanding of transition processes in European agriculture. It focuses on 'emerging transitions' - how new organizational forms and technologies change, and are changed by, mainstream actors and practices in the agricultural sector. This is achieved through an integration of recent academic theory on transition and change in agricultural systems and assess...

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Chapter 2 (Page no: 17)

Socio-technical transitions in farming: key concepts.

This chapter presents the core characteristics of studies of 'socio-technical transitions to sustainability', focusing on the multi-level perspective (MLP) and niche-regime linking. It includes a very brief overview of previous work on niche-internal processes, which was situated within research on (endogenous) rural development. Finally, some core concepts on transitions within farming are discussed: the need of a niche to cope with the complexity and unpredictability of societal change; the role of power in resisting and steering transitions; the politics involved in defining sustainability in agriculture; and the role of changing rules and values to engender transitions.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Sutherland, L. A. Wilson, G. A. Zagata, L.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 33) Understanding the diversity of European rural areas. Author(s): Slee, B. Pinto-Correia, T.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 51) Utilizing the multi-level perspective in empirical field research: methodological considerations. Author(s): Karanikolas, P. Vlahos, G. Sutherland, L. A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 67) Lifestyle farming: countryside consumption and transition towards new farming models. Author(s): Pinto-Correia, T. Gonzalez, C. Sutherland, L. A. Peneva, M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 83) More than just a factor in transition processes? The role of collaboration in agriculture. Author(s): Schiller, S. R. Gonzalez, C. Flanigan, S.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 97) High nature value farming: environmental practices for rural sustainability. Author(s): Peneva, M. Draganova, M. Gonzalez, C. Diaz, M. Mishev, P.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 113) Transition processes and natural resource management. Author(s): Vlahos, G. Schiller, S.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 127) On-farm renewable energy: a 'classic case' of technological transition. Author(s): Sutherland, L. A. Peter, S. Zagata, L.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 143) 'The missing actor': alternative agri-food networks and the resistance of key regime actors. Author(s): Darrot, C. Diaz, M. Tsakalou, E. Zagata, L.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 157) Local quality and certification schemes as new forms of governance in sustainability transitions. Author(s): Lošt'ák, M. Karanikolas, P. Draganova, M. Zagata, L.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 171) Transdisciplinarity in deriving sustainability pathways for agriculture. Author(s): Pinto-Correia, T. McKee, A. Guimarães, H.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 189) Conceptual insights derived from case studies on 'emerging transitions' in farming. Author(s): Darnhofer, I. Sutherland, L. A. Pinto-Correia, T.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 205) Conclusions. Author(s): Sutherland, L. A. Zagata, L. Wilson, G. A.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2015
  • ISBN
  • 9781780642192
  • Record Number
  • 20143393224