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 extensive consensus that this process may be fairly proper in legitimating the coverage intervention in agriculture within the future.
In the context of this debate, it isn't transparent to what volume collective motion may be considered as a beneficial substitute to marketplace or country legislation in contributing to the supply of public items, and to what volume it truly is attainable to layout and enforce agricultural guidelines that include a collective and collaborative strategy among diverse stakeholders in rural areas.
Through a detailed research case reports in Italy, the ebook offers 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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In many cases a cooperation approach relies heavily on the local knowledge of stakeholders and on the possibilities to integrate this knowledge into the decision making process. Thus, collective action increases the credibility and legitimacy of decision-making, but also allows the collecting and sharing of information at lower costs compared to the individual approaches. The other important benefit of collective action is the possibility of tackling efficiently local issues. In many cases central governments have increasing difficulties in tackling local issues and cannot find a viable solution for local problems, while through collective action it is possible to implement strategies tailored to local problems, since it allows greater flexibility, responsiveness and local relevance (Davies et al.
1266) these innovative institutional arrangements are processes of learning by doing from previous and ongoing experiences, and must be critically analyzed in order to derive recommendations for future practices. 4 The Role of Social Capital Many studies have pointed out the importance of social capital for collective action (Pretty 2003; Rudd 2000; Ostrom 2000). Social capital has been defined by Bourdieu (1986, p. 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’.
Agriculture and Public Goods: The Role of Collective Action by Francesco Vanni