Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
Against the Grain: Agri-Environmental Reform In the United States and European Union (Hardback)
  • Against the Grain: Agri-Environmental Reform In the United States and European Union (Hardback)
zoom

Against the Grain: Agri-Environmental Reform In the United States and European Union (Hardback)

(author)
£87.99
Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 01/02/1998
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Agricultural policy has long been regarded as a driving force for rural environmental change in industrial countries. While the causes of recent habitat loss, landscape degradation, soil erosion and water pollution in the EU and US are undoubtedly complex, the most convincing explanations are still ones that are strongly policy driven. By the mid-1980s, environmentalists had come to the conclusion that a major change to farm support in favour of the environment was required if the environmental problems of modern agriculture were to be tackled at source. Against the Grain tells the story of the long campaign for agri-environmental reform which followed. The central argument of this timely book is that in order to appreciate the significance of the reforms themselves, and to predict where they are going, it is necessary to understand why they occurred and how they were accomplished. The book offers a unique comparative analysis of the greening process in the US and EU, connecting policy outcomes to the political battles which produced them. It reflects on what has been achieved in each case and seeks to identify what countries can learn from each other. With its fresh analysis of what promises to be an increasingly central component of rural policy, this book is essential reading for analysts and policy-makers as well as an important text for senior undergraduates and postgraduates in rural geography, agricultural and environmental economics and environmental studies.

Publisher: CABI Publishing
ISBN: 9780851992280
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 459 g
Dimensions: 244 x 172 x 20 mm

You may also be interested in...

Economies of Recycling
Added to basket
The Plundered Planet
Added to basket
The Economics of Climate Change
Added to basket
Chasing Rainbows
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Local Money
Added to basket
£14.95
Paperback
Energy Poverty
Added to basket
£83.00
Hardback
The Skeptical Environmentalist
Added to basket
Planetary Economics
Added to basket
Winner Take All
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Degrowth
Added to basket
£26.99
Paperback
Why We Disagree about Climate Change
Added to basket
The Age of Sustainable Development
Added to basket
Economics Express: Environmental Economics
Added to basket
Cities for a Small Country
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.