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Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific
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Food Security and the Modernisation Pathway in China

Towards Sustainable Agriculture

Authors: Schwoob, Marie-Hélène

  • Provides a thorough analysis of agriculture in China 
  • Offers a multidisciplinary approach which provides students, experts, practitioners and decision-makers with a comprehensive overview of these complex issues 
  • Uses consistent and original first hand research material, collected by the author during months of fieldwork in China
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This book aims at providing students, experts and practitioners with a detailed overview of agricultural and food security issues in China, analyzed through the lenses of a multidisciplinary approach that enables to fully grasp the current socio-political challenges and lock-ins of agricultural transformation towards more sustainable practices.

Confronted to a running decrease and degradation of its resources and rapidly evolving food habits, China became a net importer of food in 2004, and its agricultural balance has since become heavier every day. Beyond providing a comprehensive overview of these stakes, this book also presents consistent and original first hand research material, collected by the author during months of fieldwork in China, in the countryside and from various economic and political circles. Conclusions drawn from this often difficult to access) fieldwork shed light on the whole galaxy of public and private stakeholders taking part in agricultural modernization in China, on their interests and on the patterns of power that underlie the development and implementation of agricultural policies.

About the authors

Marie-Hélène Schwoob is a Research Fellow at Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI), Paris, France. She is also an Associate Doctor at the Centre de Recherche Internationales (CERI), Sciences Po Paris, France. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-25

    Schwoob, Marie-Hélène

  • Agriculture: An Old Issue Back on the Public Agenda

    Pages 27-65

    Schwoob, Marie-Hélène

  • Enterprises: The New Leaders of Agricultural Modernization

    Pages 67-123

    Schwoob, Marie-Hélène

  • The Grip of Local States

    Pages 125-174

    Schwoob, Marie-Hélène

  • Small Farmers “Endure or Escape”

    Pages 175-209

    Schwoob, Marie-Hélène

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Hardcover $149.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food Security and the Modernisation Pathway in China
Book Subtitle
Towards Sustainable Agriculture
Authors
Series Title
Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65702-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65702-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65701-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88084-6
Series ISSN
2662-222X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 265
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 48 illustrations in colour
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