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Agriculture in Mediterranean Europe: Between Old and New Paradigms Vol: 19

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25 Jun 2013
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
350 pages - 156 x 234 x 30mm
Research in Rural Sociology and Development


Mediterranean agriculture is by and large envisaged as a landscape of small farms of high nature value producing worldwide recognisable quality food products that make up the basis of the famous Mediterranean diet and shape Southern European cultures. However, the dynamics developing in the Mediterranean countryside are further complex and diverse; comprising differentiated agricultural systems which have been scarcely analysed in an integrated fashion. This volume illustrates and deepens the understanding of current agrarian dynamics developing in Mediterranean countries in the light of recent theoretical contributions. The book compiles and analyses a set of Mediterranean case studies that show the range of transformations shaping contemporary agriculture in Southern Europe, which allow considering the usefulness of recent theoretical frameworks in explaining the array of dynamics underway; contributing to the refinement of contemporary conceptualizations.
About the Authors. Chapter 1 Introduction: Reframing Agriculture in Mediterranean Europe. Chapter 2 Bringing Mediterranean Agriculture into the Theoretical Debates. Chapter 3 The ‘Southern Model’ of European Agriculture Revisited: Continuities and Dynamics. Chapter 4 Changing Agriculture – Changing Landscapes: What is Going on in the High Valued Montado. Chapter 5 Processes of Farmland Abandonment: Land use Change and Structural Adjustment in Galicia (Spain). Chapter 6 Reproducing Productivism in Spanish Agricultural Systems. Chapter 7 The Ambiguities of French Mediterranean Agriculture: Images of the Multifunctional Agriculture to Mask Social Dumping?. Chapter 8 Regional Patterns of Structural Change in Italian Agriculture. Chapter 9 The Emergence of New Development Trajectories in Italian Farms. Chapter 10 Transformations in Croatian Agriculture and Agricultural Policy: Challenges and Opportunities within the European Context. Chapter 11 Rural Transformations and Family Farming In Contemporary Greece. Chapter 12 Agriculture in Mediterranean Europe: Challenging Theory and Policy. Agriculture in Mediterranean Europe: Between Old and New Paradigms. Research in rural sociology and development. Research in rural sociology and development. Copyright page. List of Contributors.

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