Agricultural transition: Niche and regime knowledge systems’ boundary dynamics

Ingram, Julie (2017) Agricultural transition: Niche and regime knowledge systems’ boundary dynamics. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. ISSN 22104224 (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper examines how knowledge systems within alternative agricultural niche develop and interact with the regime’s Agricultural Knowledge Systems (AKS). It frames the analysis around transition, knowledge systems and boundaries literatures. Specifically it explores the extent to which niche knowledge systems confront and, or enhance the regime’s AKS. The paper draws on empirical data from a study of the Permaculture community in England. The analysis describes the boundary between the knowledge systems of the Permaculture niche and the mainstream agricultural regime. Rather than a simple notion of PKS confronting or enhancing the AKS there are multiple knowledge processes operating which both maintain and permeate boundaries between the two knowledge systems.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > S604.5 Agricultural conservation > S605.5 Organic farming. Organiculture
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Eloise Fresnay
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2017 13:09
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2017 09:55
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/4782

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