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Patterns of institutional change for sustainability in Central and Eastern European agriculture

Muster institutionellen Wandels zur Umweltverträglichkeit der Landwirtschaft in Zentral- und Osteuropa
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Gatzweiler, Franz

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Corporate Editor Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaus, Fachgebiet Ressourcenökonomie
Abstract "In this paper, the author discusses two different beliefs of how institutional change towards sustainability in agriculture and environment works: the institutional view and the evolutionary view. Both perspectives are studied in the context of restructuring the agricultural sectors and rural environments in Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs). The specific nature of the 'agri-environmental problem' calls for specific institutions and may require a specific building process. Case study results are presented showing the effect of EU accession on institutional change towards sustainability in several CEECs. The results provide evidence that the quality of institutional change required for sustainability goes beyond the building of legislative frameworks and requires more time than was envisaged by the roadmap to accession. Finally, the paper explores the role of social and human capital stocks in rural areas of CEECs outlining a number of differences in environmental governance in the agricultural sectors between various CEECs." (author's abstract)
Keywords agriculture; agricultural development; Eastern Europe; Central Europe; environmental protection; environmental policy; environmental compatibility; institutional change; Poland; Lithuania; Slovakia; Slovenia; Czech Republic; Hungary; social capital; agricultural industry; agricultural landscape; agrarian reform; legislative; human capital; post-socialist country; Baltic States; USSR successor state; Europe
Classification Rural Sociology; Special areas of Departmental Policy; Ecology, Environment
Method descriptive study
Document language English
Publication Year 2003
City Berlin
Page/Pages 24 p.
Series CEESA Discussion Paper, 16
ISSN 1616-9174
Status Published Version
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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