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Social Capital and The Centrality of Local Food Policy to Sustainability Initiatives in U.S. Counties
Journal Title: RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA' 
Author/s: Jeannette M. Blackmar, John C. Pierce, Brent S. Steel 
Year:  2015 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  18 Pg. 45-62 FullText PDF:  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.
Keywords: Local food policy, sustainability initiatives, social capital, U.S. counties, local food systems, farmers’ markets.

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Jeannette M. Blackmar, John C. Pierce, Brent S. Steel, in "RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA'" 1/2015, pp. 45-62, DOI:10.3280/RISS2015-001004

   

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