Globalisation and Agricultural Landscapes: Change Patterns and Policy trends in Developed Countries

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Whilst agricultural landscapes are part of the local ecosystem and community in which they are situated, they are becoming increasingly affected by the same global dynamics; and are converging in character.

Combining landscape ecological research and an examination of relevant public policy, this book investigates the dynamic relationship between agricultural landscapes and the global change processes, such as urbanisation, by which they are being transformed. Landscape change is analysed in the context of biophysical patterns, market dynamics and specific public policy frameworks through a series of case studies from different OECD countries spanning Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America. Particular emphasis is placed upon the way that landscapes are changing under differing policy combinations including the EU common Agricultural policy.

This is an ideal resource for graduate students and researchers (n landscape ecology, agriculture and rural geography and planning, as well as for policy analysts working in the agricultural sector.

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Meet the Author

Jørgen Primdahl is Professor of Countryside and Landscape Planning at the Danish Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a leading European specialist on agricultural landscape change and landscape stewardship policies. He is currently involved in international research concerning public policy interventions and the interface of globalisation and local landscape sustainability.

Simon Swaffield is Professor of Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand. He has researched and published extensively on contemporary patterns, processes, and perceptions of landscape change in New Zealand. In 2007 he received the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Award for Research and Communication.

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Table of Contents

1 Globalisation and the sustainability of agricultural landscapes Jorgen Primdahl Primdahl, Jorgen Simon Swaffield Swaffield, Simon 1

2 Agricultural liberalisation, multifunctionality and the WTO: competing agendas for the future of farmed landscapes Clive Potter Potter, Clive 17

3 Globalisation of agricultural landscapes: a land systems approach Anette Reenberg Reenberg, Anette Tobias Langanke Langanke, Tobias Soren Bech Bech, Soren Pilgaard Kristensen Kristensen, Pilgaard Tina Svan Colding Colding, Tina Svan 31

4 Agricultural landscape changes through globalisation and biodiversity effects Jacques Baudry Baudry, Jacques Santiago L. Poggio Poggio, Santiago L. Francoise Burel Burel, Francoise Catherine Laurent Laurent, Catherine 57

5 Swiss agricultural policy reform: landscape changes in consequence of national agricultural policy and international competition pressure Nadja El Benni Benni, Nadja El Bernard Lehmann Lehmann, Bernard 73

6 Local landscape consequences of macro-scale policy reform: the New Zealand experiment Simon Swaffield Swaffield, Simon 95

7 Rural landscape differentiation in the face of changing demands and policies: a typology of rural areas in Portugal Teresa Pinto-Correia Pinto-Correia, Teresa 127

8 Globalisation and the local agriculwral landscape: current change patterns and public policy interventions Jorgen Primdahl Primdahl, Jorgen 149

9 From totalitarian to democratic landscapes: the transition in Estonia Hannes Palang Palang, Hannes Anu Printsmann Printsmann, Anu 169

10 Rural landscape change as a product of US federal policy Joan Iverson Nassauer Nassauer, Joan Iverson 185

11 New approaches for urban-rural areas in Dutch spatial planning Marjan Hidding Hidding, Marjan Marcel Pleijte Pleijte, Marcel 201

12 Restoring agricultural landscapes in shrinking cities: re-inventing traditional concepts in Japanese planning Makoto Yokohari Yokohari, Makoto Marco Amati Amati, Marco Jay Bolthouse Bolthouse, Jay Hideharu Kurita Kurita, Hideharu 225

13 Globalisation and local agricultural landscapes: patterns of change, policy dilemmas and research questions Simon Swaffield Swaffield, Simon Jorgen Primdahl Primdahl, Jorgen 245

Index 271

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