Political Agroecology is the first book to offer a systematic and articulated reflection on Political Agroecology from the Agroecological perspective. It defines the disciplinary field responsible for designing and producing actions, institutions and regulations aimed at achieving agrarian sustainability. In short, it aims to build a political theory that makes the scaling-up of agroecological experiences possible, turning them into the foundation of a new and alternative food regime.
The book proposes theoretical, practical and epistemological foundations of a new theoretical and practical field of work for agroecologists: Political Agroecology. It establishes a framework for a common agroecological strategy, covering the different levels of collective action and the different instruments with which it can be developed. This will be essential reading for agroecologists, environmentalists, farming and food communities, and an ideal textbook for advanced agroecology courses in universities.
- Offers a unique state of the art on this fundamental new topic: Political Agroecology
- Presents a complete introduction to the political and institutional aspects of Agroecology, covering the whole food system
- Offers an important tool for searching agrarian sustainability
- Provides a broad epistemological, theoretical and methodological focus, exploring the connection between the different levels and scales involved in agroecological theory and practice
Introduction. 1.Theoretical foundations of Political Agroecology 2.The industrialization of agriculture and the enlargement of the food chain 3. A regime on the road to collapse 4. Cognitive frameworks and institutional design for an agroecological transition 5.Scaling Agroecology 6. The agents of the agroecological transition 7. The role of the State and public policies 8.References