Agriculture And Public Goods: The Role Of Collective Action by Francesco VanniAgriculture And Public Goods: The Role Of Collective Action by Francesco Vanni

Agriculture And Public Goods: The Role Of Collective Action

byFrancesco Vanni

Paperback | August 27, 2016

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The debate on the future orientation of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is increasingly shaped by the role of agriculture in providing public goods, and there is a broad consensus that this approach will be particularly relevant in legitimating the policy intervention in agriculture in the future.

In the context of this debate, it is not clear to what extent collective action could be taken into consideration as a valuable alternative to market or state regulation in contributing to the provision of public goods, and to what extent it is possible to design and implement agricultural policies that incorporate a collective and collaborative approach between different stakeholders in rural areas.

Through an in depth analysis two case studies in Italy, the book provides insights to both the policy and the theoretical debate on the role of collective action for the public goods associated to agriculture.

Title:Agriculture And Public Goods: The Role Of Collective ActionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:August 27, 2016Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9402402047

ISBN - 13:9789402402049

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Agriculture and public goods
1.1. Institutional approach to public goods provision
1.2. A 'wider' approach on multifunctional agriculture
1.3. The CAP and the provision of public goods
1.4. A new model for public goods provision in rural areas
2. The role of collective action
2.1. Collective action: definition and characteristics
2.2. Barriers and benefits of collective action
2.3. Institutional arrangements
2.4. The role of social capital
2.5. A new approach to learning and innovation
3. Collective agri-environmental strategies
3.1. Introduction
3.2. Examples of collabourative agri-environmental schemes
3.3. Grass roots collective actions
4. The project "Custody of the Territory" in Media Valle del Serchio (Tuscany)
4.1. Case study overview
4.2. Local farmers as 'custodians of the territory'
4.3. Institutional arrangements
4.4. Benefits, barriers and potentialities of the scheme
5. The agri-environmental agreement in Valdaso (Marche)
5.1. Case study overview
5.2. The territorial agri-environmental agreement
5.3. The involvement of local farmers
5.4. Benefits, barriers and potentialities of the agreement
6. Collective action for public goods: institutional and policy innovation
6.1. The determinants of successful collective action
6.2. A pro-active engagement of farmers
6.3. The provision of public goods through collective action
6.4. Policy innovation for collective action
Conclusions
Appendix: methodology
Epistemological approach
Participatory methods: an overview
Data collection and analysis: Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA)
Overview of the RRA methods
Grounded theory and analysis of the qualitative data
Strengths and limitations of the proposed methodology
The Interviews