Multifunctional Agriculture: A Transition Theory Perspective
In a time of great agricultural and rural change, the notion of 'multifunctionality' has remained
under-theorized and poorly linked to wider debates in the social sciences. This book analyses the
extent to which the proposed transition towards post-productivist agriculture holds up to scientific scrutiny,
and proposes a modified productivist/non-productivist model that better encapsulates the complexity of
agricultural and rural change. By combining existing notions and concepts, this book (re)conceptualizes
agricultural change, creating a new transition theory, and a new way of looking at the future of agriculture.
Hardback 368 pp ISBN 9781845932565
Part 1: Conceptualising Transition
- Theorising transition
- Transitions: Social and natural science debates
- Reconceptualising transition: The complexity of transitory systems
Part 2: From Productivist to Post-Productivist - and back again?
- Productivist agriculture
- Post-productivist agriculture
- 'Post-productivism' or 'non-productivism'?
Part 3: Conceptualising Multifunctional Agricultural Systems
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