Agriculture and Public Goods: The Role of Collective Action by Francesco Vanni

By Francesco Vanni

The debate at the destiny orientation of the ecu universal Agricultural coverage (CAP) is more and more formed by way of the position of agriculture in delivering public items, and there's a vast consensus that this strategy can be quite correct in legitimating the coverage intervention in agriculture within the future.

In the context of this debate, it isn't transparent to what quantity collective motion may be considered as a precious replacement to marketplace or kingdom law in contributing to the availability of public items, and to what volume it truly is attainable to layout and enforce agricultural guidelines that comprise a collective and collaborative procedure among various stakeholders in rural areas.

Through a detailed research case experiences in Italy, the ebook presents insights to either the coverage and the theoretical debate at the function of collective motion for the general public items linked to agriculture.

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Similarly, Putnam et al. (1993) define social capital as ‘features of social organizations, such as networks, norms and trust that facilitate coordination and cooperation for mutual benefits’. The other definitions which have been added later have in common a strong focus on the ‘relations’ and on the benefits, such as mutual cooperation or various other resources, that result from these relations (Dahal and Adhikari 2008). As argued by Dahal and Adhikari (2008, p. 3), the studies on collective action have widely used the definition of Putnam et al.

E. co-operatives) which have the potential of ensuring effective strategies, tailored to the local needs. In the following chapters the role of collective action as a viable alternative for providing environmental goods in rural areas is explored in more detail, by focusing on specific examples and on the related policy and institutional innovation. Indeed, few studies on the role of collective action for the provision of environmental public goods have been carried out in the EU context, and it is not clear to what extent collective action implemented specifically for the provision and/or protection of environmental goods could be supported and incentivized by the instruments traditionally adopted in the framework of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Science 162:1243–1248 Hart K, Baldock D, Weingarten P, Povellato A, Pirzio-Biroli C, Osterburg B, Vanni F, Boyes A (2011) What tools for the European agriculture to encourage the provision of public goods. Study for the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development Hodge I (2001) Beyond agri-environmental policy: towards an alternative model of rural environmental governance. Land Use Pol 18(2):99–111 Kaul I, Conceição P, LeGoulven K, Mendoza RU (2003) Providing global public goods.

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