Theorizing Agri-Food Economies
AbstractThis paper discusses agri-food economies and how they evolve over time. It also analyses how these economies, which often have contradictory dynamics, are theorized. A central thesis of the paper is that different theoretical representations not only reflect the differences in agro-economies and their developmental tendencies, but are also important drivers that actively shape the trajectories that they describe. The paper concludes by arguing that, more often than not, it is the newly emerging alternatives that are taking the initiative, responding to changing socio-economic demands while the hegemonic systems are merely reacting to the emerging alternatives. While it is possible that the alternatives might be appropriated and ‘conventionalized’ by the hegemonic systems, it is equally possible that the alternatives, especially when interconnected and rooted in democratic institutions, might induce a generalized crisis in the food systems that are currently dominant. View Full-Text
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van der Ploeg, J.D. Theorizing Agri-Food Economies. Agriculture 2016, 6, 30.
van der Ploeg JD. Theorizing Agri-Food Economies. Agriculture. 2016; 6(3):30.Chicago/Turabian Style
van der Ploeg, Jan D. 2016. "Theorizing Agri-Food Economies." Agriculture 6, no. 3: 30.
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