Reactions to Globalization and Integration in the Czech Agro-Food Complex
The paper addressees the issues of integration and globalization in the Czech agro-food chain. It describes the situation before 1989 when partial processes of integration took place under strong influence of the state. The relatively closed communist system disabled the globalization as understood by Western sociologists. The paper also examines how the different types of agrofood chain formed under the communist state encounter the integration and globalization known in a market economy after 1989. The character of this connection, and latent conflicts concerning the struggle to influence and to control agro-food chain are documented. Newly emerging types of relations between farmers and food processors with indications as to some factors influencing the action of both groups (especially the role of cultural and social capital), are discussed. The conclusions consider the role of the state, the market and the civil sector (where an important role is played by the grass-root cooperatives) in balancing the relations between local and global levels.
Volume (Year): 25 (1997)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: |
Web page: http://departments.agri.huji.ac.il/economics/en/jrc.htm
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ags:jlorco:62043. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (AgEcon Search)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.