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The social management of rural nature: understanding agrarian-based rural development

Marsden, Terry keith ORCID:, Banks, J. and Bristow, Gillian Irene ORCID: 2002. The social management of rural nature: understanding agrarian-based rural development. Environment and Planning A 34 (5) , 809 -825. 10.1068/a3427

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There is a growing realisation that agriculture is a central mechanism for delivering sustainable rural development in Europe. However, agro-industrial and postproductivist logics and dynamics have largely tended to marginalise its significance. In this paper we explore some of the conceptual parameters needed to develop the rural development dynamic. This is one which recentralises agriculture and farm-based activities and provides a basis for countering the growing crisis in rural and agricultural policymaking. In order to further embed the rural development dynamic, however, new alliances need to be attached to the struggles that are currently underway in rural areas. This will involve the state and social scientists playing a greater constructive role in developing the social infrastructure around which current exemplars of agrarian-based rural development can become more mainstream.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLACES)
Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Additional Information: Terry Marsden, Jo Banks, Gillian Bristow, 2002. The definitive, peer-reviewed and edited version of this article is published in Environment and Planning A, 34, 5, 809-825, 2002, 10.1068/a3427
ISSN: 0308-518X
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 08:43

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