Political Agroecology: Advancing the Transition to Sustainable Food Systems

1st Edition

Manuel González de Molina, Paulo Frederico Petersen, Francisco Garrido Peña, Francisco Roberto Caporal

CRC Press
September 12, 2019 Forthcoming
Textbook - 196 Pages - 5 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138369221 - CAT# K397149
Series: Advances in Agroecology

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Summary

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.

Key features:

  • 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