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 function of agriculture in supplying public items, and there's a large consensus that this method should be really proper in legitimating the coverage intervention in agriculture within the future.
In the context of this debate, it's not transparent to what quantity collective motion can be considered as a helpful substitute to marketplace or country legislation in contributing to the availability of public items, and to what quantity it really is attainable to layout and enforce agricultural rules that comprise a collective and collaborative process among varied stakeholders in rural areas.
Through a detailed research case stories in Italy, the ebook offers insights to either the coverage and the theoretical debate at the position of collective motion for the general public items linked to agriculture.
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In addition to the rules implemented, the success of local strategies is also linked to the ‘thickness’ of local institutions, which may be able to generate public objectives from economic activities. ‘Institutional thickness’ in a given territory is linked to the combination of ‘human capital’ (knowledge resources), ‘social capital’ (trust, reciprocity and other social relations) and ‘political capital’ (capacity for collective action) (Mantino 2010). Finally, external forces and authorities (4) also affect collective action to a large extent, and these forces may be interpreted as both financial and non-financial support.
251) as ‘the sum of the resources, actual or virtual, that accrue to an individual or a group by virtue of possessing a durable network of more or less institutionalized relationships of mutual acquaintance and recognition’. 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).
It is increasingly recognized that in many cases, for example in the context of the CAP, the current agri-environmental schemes (AES) usually do not encourage landscape level coordination, by favoring a farm scale approach leading to individual, disconnected actions (Prager et al. 2012:245).
Agriculture and Public Goods: The Role of Collective Action by Francesco Vanni