Exploring discursive representation: Flemish agriculture as a case

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    Sustainable intensification, agro-ecology and greening. At first sight these concepts might not have to do a lot with what a farmer does on his or her field, let alone with what we eat. Moreover, one might think that all three of them are rather similar, with their emphasis on ‘sustainability’, ‘ecological’ and ‘green’. But in fact, these concepts are aligned with radically different interpretations of what agriculture can and should be, different interpretations about how agriculture ought to relate to market and society, as well as the kind of solutions, procedures and policy measures that ought to be constructed to support its development.
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Ghent
    • Block, Thomas, Supervisor, External person
    • De Krom, Michiel, Supervisor, External person
    • Dessein, Joost, Supervisor
    Thesis sponsors
    Award date7-Jul-2016
    Place of PublicationGhent
    Print ISBNs9789461974228
    Publication statusPublished - Jul-2016


    • B420-nutrition
    • Farm education
    • pig farming
    • sustainability governance
    • discourse analysis
    • discursive representation
    • deliberative democracy
    • John Dryzek

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