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Around the fringe of Europe lies a "green ring" of countries which have followed different pathways into modernity from the industrial core of the continent and have, until recently, been characterized by a strong agrarian presence in their politics, economy and culture. This book brings together case studies from both the post-socialist countries and EU member states which make up the "green ring" to compare experiences of rural and agricultural groups. It provides an opportunity to identify similarities and contrasts in the ways in which these countries have managed their rural areas when faced with the challenges set by industrialization, political integration and globalization. The book focuses on agrarian transformation as 'de-' (sometimes 're-')peasantization - referring to the changing economic, social, cultural and political positions of farmers and food production workers. It also problematizes the standard models of rural and opens up discussion of the problems these models pose for the farmers of green ring countries.
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