Agricultural transition: Niche and regime knowledge systems’ boundary dynamics

Ingram, Julie ORCID: 0000-0003-0712-4789 (2018) Agricultural transition: Niche and regime knowledge systems’ boundary dynamics. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 26. pp. 117-135. doi:10.1016/j.eist.2017.05.001

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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
Uncontrolled Keywords: Permaculture; Knowledge systems; Niche; Regime; Boundaries; Innovation; REF2021
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: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Eloise Fresnay
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2017 13:09
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2022 11:16

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