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session19 - Nutr 241A Agricultural Science and Policy I...

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S e a r c h Readings: Session 19 Authors : Kathleen Merrigan, Ph.D., William Lockeretz, Ph.D. Readings Ch.1, The Political Economy of an Ecological Crisis, P. 1-23, Knock On Wood , W. Scott, Prudham 2005. Ch.10, Decentralizing the National Forests, p. 247-253. Public Lands and Private Rights, the Failure of Scientific Management , Robert H. Nelson (1995). Ch.11, Some Economics of Public Rangelands, Public Lands and Private Rights, the Failure of Scientific Management , Robert H. Nelson (1995). Globalization and Restructuring of the Forest Industry Key Questions The Political Economy of an Ecological Crisis What, according to the author, are the drawbacks of the views represented by those advocating laissez faire and neo Malthusian school of thought, in explaining problems associated with environmental degradation? How does the field of political ecology look at the same problem? What is the central thesis of Karl Polanyi with reference to conflicts pertaining to use of natural resources? What are the two types of problems arising out of capital’s use of natural resources? Do you agree with Karl Kautsky’s observations regarding capturing economies of scale in agriculture? The author compares economies of scale in forestry and agriculture. Considering that his reference to ‘forestry’ actually pertains to industries dependent on forest products (e.g., sawmills), is this a good comparison? What could have been a better idea?
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