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Restructuring the Countryside: Environmental Policy in Practice

ProceedingsOut of Print

Edited By: Andrew W Gilg

238 pages, B/w photos, figs.


Hardback | Mar 1992 | #24335 | ISBN: 1856282481
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Proceedings of a one-day conference held in Sheffield, 1991.


Part 1 Some underlying issues and concepts - restructuring the countryside - an introductory essay; the modern food system and the environment; rural restructuring - mechanization and the agricultural workforce; elderly farmers as countryside managers; "All winds and weathers" - uncertainty, debt and the subsumption of the family farm. Part 2 Case studies - patterns and implications of policy-induced agricultural adjustments in the European Community; the success of set-aside and similar schemes; soil characteristics of reverted farmland in Upland Mid-Wales; Britain's new forests - public dependence on private interest?; countryside in revolt - rural response to a proposed hazardous waste facility; nitrates in water - the politics of pollution regulation; water protection zones - a valid management strategy?; conservation, conversations and countryside change; ecology and land use in Britain.

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