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Étonnants envahisseurs

Astonishing invaders

These species from elsewhere


V. Albouy

Edition 2017

Asian hornet, slipper limpet, zebra mussel, Colorado beetle, Dutch elm disease, Siberian chipmunk, Japanese knotweed, rose-ringed parakeet, primrose willow, African sacred ibis, coypu, etc. What are these exotic invasive species? How did they arrive among us and what happens when they are here? Do we know whether these invasive species can also constitute resources for other species and even be beneficial to human activities? In the style of a captivating survey using many examples, this book provides access to all the scientific explanations on these invasion phenomena.


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La pêche à pied

Fishing from the shore

History and techniques


G. Deschamps

Edition 2016

Fishing from the shore has always been part of maritime culture but the history of its practices and the evolution of its various techniques have not been widely disseminated. This book aims to remedy that deficit. The author explains how man, down through the ages, has engaged in what used to be a subsistence activity and today is a leisure sport. This journey through time shows the creative genius of man and the countless methods he has devised to exploit available resources.


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Campagnes contemporaines

Contemporary countryside

What economic and environmental transformations?


S. Blancard, C. Détang-Dessendre, N. Renahy

Edition 2016

The notion of countryside and rural areas is ambivalent: does the term "rural" refer to agricultural areas, a serene atmosphere or city suburbs?

This book delves into the different facets of rural and suburban areas. Their dynamics are part and parcel of contemporary economic and social issues, both in terms of demographics and lifestyles, economic activities and public policy: the important role played by towns, land management and environmental issues and the institutional organisation of territories.

The upheavals affecting the countryside are the same as those facing the rest of France, but have their own particular effect.


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Conseil privé en agriculture

Private Consulting In Agriculture

Players, Practices And Market


C. Compagnone, F. Goulet, P. Labarthe

Edition 2015

Private agricultural advisors have become key players. Based on survey work, this book analyses the strategies and practices of these private operators in different social and geographic contexts. It compares the reestablishment of the consulting sector in France to that of other European countries.


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Comment reconcilier agriculture et littoral ?

How Can Agriculture and Coast be Reconciled?

Towards an Agroecology of Regions


C. Gascuel, L. Ruiz, F. Vertès

Edition 2015

The link between green tides, nitrogen flows and agriculture has been established, but which agroecological transitions suit the region and how do we embark on them with the stakeholders in question? To respond, the players rely on the results of the research programme ACASSYA "Support agroecological changes in livestock systems in coastal catchment areas".


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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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Repenser l'économie rurale

Rethinking the Rural Economy


P. Jeanneaux , P. Perrier-Cornet

Edition 2014

This book reflects on the foundations of the rural economy by incorporating the societal components of rural life (changes in rural employment, inhabitants, services, needs, environment, etc.). It also deals with territorial dynamics of the environment, the role of institutions and governance in rural areas. A panorama of reflections on changes in rural areas in France and abroad


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Near-urban Farmland

Near-urban Farmland

Land Governance Under Construction


N. Bertrand

Edition 2013

This book suggests pointers for analysing the current transformations in public land use to protect farm- and near-urban land. What provisions and experiences in public land use are emerging at regional scale? Are innovative modes of governance becoming mandatory? Taken from multi-disciplinary research into land governance arrangements for near-urban farmland, it illustrates changes in land issues: overrunning of sectoral approaches, diversity of courses of actions, broadening of forms of regulation and coordination between players.


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Make Possible

Make Possible

Jacques Weber, Itinerary of a Cross-border Economist


R. Barbault, M. Cormier-Salem, M. Antona, M. Bouamrane

Edition 2013

Agitator, visionary, educationalist, this is Jacques Weber, economist and anthropologist, who found a way to combine many disciplines and, through his work on the appropriation methods of Nature, renewable resource management and biodiversity, traced groundbreaking paths in major 19th century issues.


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Removing the Sacred Character of the Figure in Assessing the Public Sector

Removing the Sacred Character of the Figure in Assessing the Public Sector


A. Ogien

Edition 2013

How, since 2006 when the organic law on the finance law entered into force, has the figure become the centrepiece in a way of governing where the political decision is subjected to a logic of result? The author wonders about the current hold of the management evaluation over the definition of the governmental activity. He shows how it makes the democratic practices lose their strength. It addresses the forms of resistance that civil servants and citizens can use to oppose this erosion.


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