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    This database contains bibliographic descriptions of all Wageningen University PhD theses from 1920 onwards. It is updated on a daily basis by WUR Library.

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The state, capital and peasantry in the agrarian transition of China: the case of Guangxi sugarcane sector [PhD thesis]
Full text publicly available; under embargo until:2020-04-08
Zhang, Jin \ 2019
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Stadium Coltan : artisanal mining, reforms and social change in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo [PhD thesis]
Wakenge, Claude Iguma \ 2017
mining - conflict - economic sociology - cooperatives - reconstruction - poverty - rural sociology - workers - feedstocks - minerals - congo democratic republic - central africa
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Understanding place brands as collective and territorial development processes [PhD thesis]
Donner, Mechthild Irmgard Maria \ 2016
rural sociology - food consumption - food - branding - marketing - morocco - france - regional development - rural development - tourism - international tourism
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Towards food autonomy: connectivity and self-help groups in Hisar, India [PhD thesis]
Singh, S. \ 2015
peasant farming - food - autonomy - food production - food consumption - self help - cooperation - peasantry - rural communities - networks - entrepreneurship - mung beans - agricultural development - rural sociology - india
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Family farming futures : agrarian pathways to multifunctionality: flows of resistance, redesign and resilience [PhD thesis]
Oostindie, H. \ 2015
family farms - multifunctional agriculture - farming - rural sociology - agricultural development - nature conservation policy - netherlands - europe
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Well-working operational interfaces : a key to more collaborative modes of governance [PhD thesis]
Wellbrock, W. \ 2013
governance - rural areas - cooperation - social cooperation - learning - innovations - rural sociology - europe

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This thesis contributes to more collaborative forms of governance in rural areas. It contains an analysis of arrangements underlying existing forms of collaboration and focuses particularly on the ways in which these forms of collaboration are supported. The study was carried out in six European rural areas.

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Landscapes of deracialization : power, brokerage and place-making on a South African frontier [PhD thesis]
Van Leynseele, Y.P.B. \ 2013
land reform - land rights - communities - land ownership - land diversion - land use - racial discrimination - rural development - rural sociology - limpopo - south africa

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This thesis deals with the politicized struggles for land in South Africa’s Limpopo Province. With land having been an essential part of colonial and apartheid segregation policies and practice – with 87% of land appropriated by whites –, a land reform programme was imperative after the African National Congress came to power in 1994. One of the three branches of the land reform programme, land restitution, is a key focus of this thesis. It is particular in its goal to do justice to victims of past land dispossessions who lost land rights as result of racially-discriminatory laws by compensating them for this past loss of land and livelihoods. Where compensation for lost rights involves the government buying and redistributing land to groups with historical rights to land, such land deals present particular challenges around the ideal of restorative justice and what is means to ‘bring the past into the present’.

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Making milpa, making life in La Mera Selva: a testimony of how Tzeltal peasants perform maize cultivation practices in the Lacandon Jungle, Mexico [PhD thesis]
Camacho Villa, T.C. \ 2011
rural sociology - maize - cultivation - rituals - social customs - folk culture - mexico - rural development - development - peasantry - peasant farming - peasant workers - indigenous people - farming - central america
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The household responsibility system and social change in rural Guizhou, China: applying a cohort approach [PhD thesis]
Yuan, J. \ 2010
sociology - rural sociology - agricultural households - social change - market economies - kinship - china - south western china - guizhou - economic change - household behaviour - livelihood strategies
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Petén: ¿la última frontera? : la construction social de una región [PhD thesis]
Hurtado Paz y Paz, M. \ 2010
rural sociology - rural development - social change - development projects - socioeconomics - local population - social classes - migration - government policy - migrants - guatemala - developing countries - central america - social conflict - relations between people and state - livelihood strategies
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Down to earth : a historical-sociological analysis of the rise and fall of 'industrial' agriculture and of the prospects for the re-rooting of agriculture from the factory to the local farmer and ecology [PhD thesis]
Visser, J. \ 2010
rural sociology - agricultural policy - industrialization - agriculture - rural society - sustainability - food production - agricultural development - modernization - agricultural history - policy evaluation - sustainable agriculture
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The rules of the game and the game of the rules : normalization and resistance in Andean water control [PhD thesis]
Boelens, R.A. \ 2008
irrigation water - irrigation systems - water management - communities - water use - water distribution - water policy - mountains - Peru - Ecuador - Chile - South America - water rights - andes - state

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cum laude graduation (with distinction)

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The way you do, it matters : a case study: farming economically in Galician dairy agroecosystems in the context of a cooperative [PhD thesis]
Domínguez García, M.D. \ 2007
rural sociology - rural development - dairy farming - socioeconomics - social change - land use - modernization - style - environmental impact - farm management - cooperative farming - spain - dairy farming systems - economic change - agroecosystems - agroecology
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Creativity in everyday practice : resources and livelihoods in Nyamira, Kenya [PhD thesis]
Ontita, E. \ 2007
rural development - rural sociology - resources - agricultural households - tea - daily living skills - diversification - small farms - kenya - africa - livelihood strategies
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Styles of making a living and ecological change on the Fon and Adja plateaux in South Bénin, ca. 1600-1990 [PhD thesis]
Wartena, D. \ 2006
rural development - rural sociology - history - environment - ethnography - soil - tillage - innovation adoption - indigenous knowledge - oil palms - Benin - ecology - change - livelihood strategies - indigenous people
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Forests in the mist : livelihoods and responses to the natural forest protection program in China [PhD thesis]
Liu, J. \ 2006
rural sociology - rural development - forests - forest management - protection of forests - sustainability - forestry - rural communities - forest policy - politics - china - livelihood strategies
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Smallholder seed practices : maize seed management in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico [PhD thesis]
Badstue, L.B. \ 2006
rural sociology - rural development - maize - seeds - supply - farm management - small farms - knowledge - local population - costs - mexico - action research
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The Ivorian pineapple : social action within the international pineapple commodity network [PhD thesis]
Willems, S. \ 2006
rural sociology - rural development - pineapples - commodities - globalization - commodity markets - agricultural products - cote d'ivoire - networks - action research - social relations - supply chain management
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An ethnography of knowledge : knowledge production and dissemination in land resettlement areas in Zimbabwe: the case of Mupfurudzi [PhD thesis]
Mudege, N.N. \ 2005
rural development - rural sociology - knowledge - diffusion of information - resettlement - land reform - zimbabwe - knowledge transfer
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The arabesque of local knowledge : potatoes, farmers and technicians in highland Tiraque, Cochabamba, Bolivia [PhD thesis]
Uzeda, V.H.A.C. \ 2005
development studies - rural sociology - contemporary society - farmers - technicians - change - peasant farming - rural communities - farming systems - indigenous knowledge - potatoes - bolivia - andes
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