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Record number 417609
Title Rumo ao desenvolvimento espacial sustentável? Explorando as implicaçoes da nova bioeconomia no setor de agroalimentos e na inovaçao regional
Author(s) Horlings, L.G.; Marsden, T.K.
Source Sociologias / Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas - UFRGS 13 (2011)27. - ISSN 1517-4522 - p. 142 - 178.
Department(s) Rural Sociology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2011
Abstract The bio-economic paradigm can be described as those economic activities which capture the latent value in biological processes and renewable bioresources to produce improved health and sustainable growth and development. This article is a critical review of the impact of the emerging bio-economy in rural development. It describes some of its consequences in the sphere of agri-food and regional innovation based on a specific -and in our opinion weak - definition of Ecological Modernization. The central question then is: what are the conceptual roots, driving forces, empirical expressions and implications of bio-economic development? We argue that although the bio-economy makes severe sustainability claims, it also shows some missing links, has some negative environmental and social side-effects and runs the risk of a one-sided economy. We plead that the alternative trajectory of eco-economic development can be a serious alternative for especially vulnerable places, who want to increase their resilience
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