This book exemplifies disagreements in agricultural research and agricultural policies in the U.S. It hopes to expand the capacity for critical discussion on matters of agriculture and attempts to open a path to more fruitful communication among participants in agricultural controversy.
Part One: Assaying the Problem 1. Introduction 2. Sources of Polarization: Facts vs Values 3. Sources of Incomprehension: The Clash of Contexts 4. From Values to Ideologies 5. How to Work with Ideology Part Two: Describing the Differences 6. Comparing Ideologies 7. Agriculture and Human Nature 8. Nature 9. Knowledge 10. Social Order 11. Praxis Part Three: Getting Closer to the Action 12. Ideologies in the Legislature: A Guide to Hearing Hearings 13. Research Agendas as Social Action 14. Conclusion