Université de Neuchâtel

Neoliberal Natures on the Farm: Farmer Autonomy and Cooperation in Comparative Perspective

Stock, Paul V. ; Forney, Jérémie ; Emery, Steven B. ; Wittman, Hannah

In: Journal of Rural Studies, 2014, vol. 36, no. 411-422, p. 411-422

The struggle over autonomy in farming is emblematic of the philosophical and practical tensions inherent in solving multi-scalar environmental issues. We explore the multiplicities of autonomy through comparative case studies of agricultural cooperation in England, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Brazil, which allow consideration of the implications of a range of approaches to managing farmed...