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Social Capital and The Centrality of Local Food Policy to Sustainability Initiatives in U.S. Counties
Titolo Rivista: RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA' 
Autori/Curatori: Jeannette M. Blackmar, John C. Pierce, Brent S. Steel 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2015 Fascicolo: 1  Lingua: Italiano 
Numero pagine:  18 P. 45-62 Dimensione file:  252 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RISS2015-001004
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The conceptualization of sustainability has evolved greatly since the Bruntland commission defined it as comprising the "three E’s." of environment, equity and economics (WCED, 1987). As a concept, sustainability has been both broadened to include such additional themes as cultural and creative dimensions, and deepened into a broad variety of specific policy domains, such as local food policy (Moldavanova, 2013). This paper examines 1) the centrality of local food policy in the system of sustainability initiatives in a sample of counties in the United States; and 2) assesses the role of social capital in variations in food policy initiatives and in the relationship of those initiatives to the major dimensions of sustainability.

La concettualizzazione della sostenibilita si e evoluta notevolmente da quando la commissione Brundtland l’ha definita come comprendente le "tre E", dell’ambiente, dell’equita e dell’economia (WCED, 1987). Il concetto di sostenibilita e stato sia ampliato per includere temi supplementari, come le dimensioni culturali e creative, che approfondito in una vasta gamma di settori specifici, come la politica alimentare locale (Moldavanova, 2013). Questo articolo esamina 1) la centralita della politica alimentare locale nel sistema di iniziative di sostenibilita in un campione di contee degli Stati Uniti; e 2) valuta il ruolo del capitale sociale nelle variazioni di iniziative politiche alimentare e nel rapporto di queste iniziative alle maggiori dimensioni della sostenibilita.
Keywords: Politica alimentare locale, programmi per la sostenibilita, capitale sociale, contee degli Stati Uniti, sistemi alimentari locali, farmer’s markets

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Jeannette M. Blackmar, John C. Pierce, Brent S. Steel, Capitale sociale e ruolo della politica alimentare locale nelle iniziative per la sostenibilità nelle contee degli Stati Uniti in "RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA'" 1/2015, pp. 45-62, DOI:10.3280/RISS2015-001004

   

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