Tuesday, 15 May 2007

Agroecology basics

"The hegemony of the ecotechnocratic discourse (...) in reference to the offcial response to the crisis of modernity is based on a reciprocal process of legitimization between elite groups and the scientific establishment: the echotechnocratic discourse of elite groups in modern society builds its claims and authority on its basis in science, while science is empowered by the economic and political patrons by whom research and extension are financed."

Sevilla-Guzman and Woodgate in Redclift and Woodgate (2000). The International handbook of Environmental Socology. Edward Elgar, Glos.

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