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In: Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, vol. 38, no. 2


Environmentalizmus a poľnohospodárska prax

Environmentalism and Agricultural Practice

Jana Klocoková - Jana Lindbloom

ISSN 0049-1225 ISSN 1336-8613 (print)

Year, pages: 2006, 165-188

Published: 0000-00-00

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Article type: štúdia / Study

Abstract:

Environmentalism and Agricultural Practice. Two spheres of social regulation are analysed in the study: the environment protection and agriculture. In the last decades, both of these areas have become frequently discussed topics in the media and in public debates. Representatives of environmental movements as well as scientists have played an important role in promoting an environmental agenda in the political arena. Environmental aspects of human activities have been incorporated into many legislative acts and regulations. The European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has also been modified to fulfil environmental requirements. The new concept of multifunctional agriculture, introduced in the reformed CAP, aspires to reflect the principle of sustainable development that seeks to take economical, social, and environmental facets of agriculture equally into consideration. Focusing on the case of northern Slovakia, we analysed the context of launching the reformed CAP into agricultural practice using the example of the implementation of agro-environmental measures. Drawing on interviews with local farmers, we conclude that the main barrier to enlarging the participation in agro-environmental schemes is not due to the farmers’ attitude to environmental or economic aspects, but to the social conditions of their agricultural enterprise.

Environmentalism and Agricultural Practice. Two spheres of social regulation are analysed in the study: the environment protection and agriculture. In the last decades, both of these areas have become frequently discussed topics in the media and in public debates. Representatives of environmental movements as well as scientists have played an important role in promoting an environmental agenda in the political arena. Environmental aspects of human activities have been incorporated into many legislative acts and regulations. The European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has also been modified to fulfil environmental requirements. The new concept of multifunctional agriculture, introduced in the reformed CAP, aspires to reflect the principle of sustainable development that seeks to take economical, social, and environmental facets of agriculture equally into consideration. Focusing on the case of northern Slovakia, we analysed the context of launching the reformed CAP into agricultural practice using the example of the implementation of agro-environmental measures. Drawing on interviews with local farmers, we conclude that the main barrier to enlarging the participation in agro-environmental schemes is not due to the farmers’ attitude to environmental or economic aspects, but to the social conditions of their agricultural enterprise.

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Klocoková, J., Lindbloom, J. 2006. Environmentalizmus a poľnohospodárska prax. In Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, vol. 38, no.2, pp. 165-188. ISSN 0049-1225 ISSN 1336-8613.

APA:
Klocoková, J., Lindbloom, J. (2006). Environmentalizmus a poľnohospodárska prax. Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, 38(2), 165-188. ISSN 0049-1225 ISSN 1336-8613.

Keywords: Environmentalism; environmental politics; agriculture; Common Agricultural Policy; agro-environmental measures