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Socioeconomics of Agriculture

Authors: Mann, Stefan

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  • Provides an entirely new perspective on the primary sector and rural areas
  • Illustrates the added value of classifying governance mechanisms
  • Collects and builds upon many important recent empirical findings and theoretical models
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About this book

This open access book applies for the first time emerging concepts of socioeconomics to analyse an economic sector, namely agriculture. It considers the rational choices of all actors in the system (just as agricultural economists do) and their cultural preferences and constraints (just as rural sociologists do). Socioeconomic concepts are subsequently used to structure agricultural issues with regard to the three governance mechanisms (hierarchy, markets, and cooperation), and different agricultural systems are presented and compared. The book will be of interest to social scientists with various backgrounds, and seeks to break down the barriers of single-disciplinary thinking.

About the authors

Stefan Mann, born in 1968, studied Agriculture in Halle, Edinburgh and Newcastle. He heads the Socioeconomics research group of the Swiss Federal Research Station Agroscope, teaches Socioeconomics of Agriculture at ETH Zurich and is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Social Economics. He holds a PhD in Agriculture and one in Economics.

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • What Is This Book Good for?

    Mann, Stefan

    Pages 1-14

  • Agricultural Hierarchies

    Mann, Stefan

    Pages 15-40

  • Agricultural Markets

    Mann, Stefan

    Pages 41-64

  • Agricultural Cooperation

    Mann, Stefan

    Pages 65-85

  • Agricultural System

    Mann, Stefan

    Pages 87-106

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-74141-3
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-74140-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Socioeconomics of Agriculture
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Economics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74141-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74141-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-74140-6
Series ISSN
2191-5504
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 106
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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