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Une troisième voie entre l’État et le marché

A third way between the State and the market

Discussion with Elinor Ostrom


M. Antona, F. Bousquet

Edition 2017

Following the trip to France by the 2009 Nobel Prizewinner in Economic Sciences, Elinor Ostrom, the authors of this work set out her teaching based on her direct interactions with the public. It is an entire critique of conventional economic theories that is expressed and a renewal of social sciences thinking that is taking place. Elinor Ostrom developed an alternative path to the State and the market in her work and experiences; this targeted desirable trajectories for the social and ecological systems.


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Et si on mangeait local ?

And if we were to eat locally?

What are short food supply chains going to change in my everyday life


P. Philipon, Y. Chiffoleau, F. Wallet, N. Hulot

Edition 2017

For the past fifteen years or so, the “short supply chains” in marketing food products are reappearing extensively in France. Helped by food crises, today's consumers want to know where their food comes from and how it has been produced. The book answers clearly practical questions raised - where can I find these products? Are they more expensive, do they taste better? What is the difference between an AMAP (association supporting small farming) and a farm shop? What is the environmental impact? Eat locally: ultimately, is this or is this not a “good idea”?

 

Consult Nicolas Hulot's foreword


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Construire des politiques alimentaires urbaines

Construire des politiques alimentaires urbaines

Concepts et démarches


N. Bricas, B. Daviron, C. Soulard, C. Brand , D. Conaré , J. Debru , L. Michel

Edition 2017

Cet ouvrage décrit les cadres conceptuels existants pour une démarche d’analyse des politiques alimentaires urbaines, au croisement des concepts de système alimentaire et de ville durable. Il constitue une base de travail pour identifier des questions de recherche, en relation avec les initiatives des gouvernements locaux urbains, au Nord et au Sud.


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Agricultural and food processing

Agricultural and food processing

Between ecology and capitalism


B. Daviron, G. Allaire

Edition 2017

This work provides a synthesis of recent research on the evolution of agriculture and food in a capitalist system. It is based on approaches not well-known in France such as international political economy and ecological economy.

It studies agricultural processing in terms of ecology, history and geopolitics and traces specific aspects of agriculture and food in the 21st century. Lastly, it proposes theoretical approaches with a view to renewing the agricultural economy.


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From cocoa to chocolate

From cocoa to chocolate

A food-lover's saga - New Edition


M. Barel

Edition 2016

This book, written by a scientist who specialises in cocoa and is a chocolate lover himself, takes us on a journey around the world to discover the culture of cocoa and its processing. Step by step along the way we meet small growers, merchants, traders and chocolate makers. Nutritionists and law makers reveal secrets and guidelines. We view the process through the eyes of a chemist as we explore the molecules of the aroma and follow them during the fermentation and roasting of the beans. Eventually we get to taste the chocolate and distinguish the different locations where beans are grown. Filled with the author's personal experiences, this beautiful book introduces us to the great history of chocolate, the saga of a delicacy known as the "food of the gods".


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Sociology of Arable Crops

Sociology of Arable Crops

At the Heart of the Agricultural Industrial Model


F. Goulet, A. de Raymond

Edition 2014

Arable crops have for many years constituted a laboratory for preparing an industrial model in agriculture. From a sociology perspective, this work studies the contemporary transformations of arable crops and shows how they still constitute, in a context of globalisation of agricultural markets, a hotbed of heterogeneous innovations, as productive as they are marketable or political, and also the preferred target of criticism of high-intensity agriculture. Arable crops, as a practice and as political topic, thus constitute a driving force for the current transformations in agriculture.


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Le  renouveau des systèmes d'information sur les marchés agricoles dans les pays en développement

Renewal of Information Systems in Agricultural Markets in the Developing Countries

Cahiers Agricultures Special Issue


F. Galtier, J. Subervie, H. David-Benz, J. Egg

Edition 2014

This bilingual themed issue of Cahiers Agricultures is dedicated to the latest generation of information systems in agricultural markets (SIM) in the developing countries. How do the SIM operate? Are they of use to the operation of markets and public policies? What do we know about their impact?


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Knowledge Market

Knowledge Market

Neoliberalism, Teaching and Research


L. Busch

Edition 2014

This work attempts to trace the links between neoliberalism and the restructuring of universities and research institutes. Having observed the numerous crises faced by higher education and research, the author shows how the neoliberal version of economics has been used to alter the means of undertaking and assessing public research, teaching and commitment. He describes the resulting transformations and argues his own position against them in this complex debate. Lastly, having paid particular attention to the ways that have not been taken, he concludes: for whom and why do we need knowledge? What type of future society do we wish?


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Nature for Sale

Nature for Sale

The Limits of Ecosystem Services


V. Maris

Edition 2014

This book highlights the limits of the ecosystem service approach to measure and assess in monetary terms the ecosystems and how the human race uses them. The author shows how this approach has boosted and multiplied the attempts at monetary evaluation of the biodiversity. Exploiting and then quantifying Nature through monetary assessment are part of a Nature merchandising dynamic with conservation strategies built on market logics.


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Orbicular Batfish

Orbicular Batfish

Platax orbicularis


É. Gasset, G. Remoissenet

Edition 2011

This work takes stock of the biology of the Platax, its life cycle, the mimetic behaviour of its young and its place in the lagoon fish chain. It presents fresh elements relating to quality and production.


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