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Author Hamlin, Christopher, 1951-

Title Deep disagreement in U.S. agriculture : making sense of policy conflict / Christopher Hamlin and Philip T. Shepard.

Published Boulder : Westview Press, 1993.


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 UniM Store  338.1873 HAML MJ17    AVAILABLE
Physical description xv, 319 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-308) and index.
Contents Pt. 1. Assaying the Problem -- 1. Introduction. Current Controversies in U.S. Agriculture. How Hard Is It to Build a Bridge? What Description Might Do: Description as an Antidote to Presumption. 2. Sources of Polarization: Facts vs Values. The Temptations of Facts-Values. Strident Combatants. Normative Oversimplification. Epistemic Oversimplification. Responsibilities of Scientists and Advocates. 3. Sources of Incomprehension: The Clash of Contexts. The Debate over the Family Farm. What Interpretation Can Do. 4. From Values to Ideologies. Competing Rationalities. The Liabilities of Values Talk. Why "Ideology"? The Liabilities of Ideology Talk. 5. How to Work with Ideology. Why Not to Ask Why: Explaining or Understanding? The Search for Meaning: Ideologies as Symbolic Networks. Mediatory Description as Practical Politics -- Pt. 2. Describing the Differences. 6. Comparing Ideologies. Classifying Ideologies. Exemplary Authors and Works. How to Compare.
7. Agriculture and Human Nature. Berry. Walters. Battelle. 8. Nature. What Nature Might Be. Walters. Battelle. Berry. 9. Knowledge. Berry. Walters. Battelle. 10. Social Order. Berry. Walters. Battelle. 11. Praxis. Berry. Walters. Battelle -- Pt. 3. Getting Closer to the Action. 12. Ideologies in the Legislature: A Guide to Hearing Hearings. "A Minor Bill Freighted with Controversy": The Plant Variety Protection Act Amendments, 1979, 1980. Substantive Differences. Managing the Risks of Genetic Vulnerability. What Shall Be Done? What Can Be Done? 13. Research Agendas as Social Action. What Is Agricultural Research? Three Research Agendas. Agendas as Ideologies: Keeping Up with Reality. Research, Power, and Democracy -- 14. Conclusion.
Other author Shepard, Philip T.
Subject Agriculture and state -- United States.
ISBN 0813387035 (alk. paper)