Observing farming systems: Insights from social systems theory

Egon Noe, Hugo Fjelsted Alrøe

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Resumé

In Denmark, agriculture is becoming increasingly specialised, and more and more actors are becoming involved in farm decision making. These trends are more or less pronounced in other European countries as well. We therefore find that to understand modern farming systems, we have to shift the focus of analysis from individual farmers to communication and social relations. This is where Luhmann’s social systems theory can offer new insights. Firstly, it can help observe and understand the operational closure and system logic of a farming system and how this closure is produced and reproduced. Secondly, it provides a theory of functional differentiation and structural couplings that opens up for a new approach to look at sustainability by way of decoupling, recoupling and new forms of coupling.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelFarming Systems : Research into the 21st Century: The New Dynamic
RedaktørerIka Darnhofer, David Gibbon, Benoit Dedieu
ForlagSpringer Science+Business Media
Publikationsdato2012
Sider387-403
ISBN (Trykt)978-94-007-4502-5
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-94-007-4503-2
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2012
Udgivet eksterntJa

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Noe, E., & Alrøe, H. F. (2012). Observing farming systems: Insights from social systems theory. I I. Darnhofer, D. Gibbon, & B. Dedieu (red.), Farming Systems: Research into the 21st Century: The New Dynamic (s. 387-403). Springer Science+Business Media. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4503-2_17
Noe, Egon ; Alrøe, Hugo Fjelsted. / Observing farming systems : Insights from social systems theory. Farming Systems: Research into the 21st Century: The New Dynamic. red. / Ika Darnhofer ; David Gibbon ; Benoit Dedieu. Springer Science+Business Media, 2012. s. 387-403
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Farming Systems: Research into the 21st Century: The New Dynamic. red. / Ika Darnhofer; David Gibbon; Benoit Dedieu. Springer Science+Business Media, 2012. s. 387-403.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference-proceedingBidrag til bog/antologiForskningpeer review

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