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See detailLorsqu'une filière s'identifie à son territoire: que nous apprend l'expérience du "Boeuf des prairies gaumaises"
Stassart, Pierre M ULiege; Stilmant, Didier

in Thewis, André (Ed.) Actes des <XVII Carrefours des productions animales (2012)

We propose in this paper to make an evaluation of the emergeant of a small food chain "boeuf des prairies gaumaises (os from gaumaise grassland) that has started in 2003 and the first sold os in 2007. As ... [more ▼]

We propose in this paper to make an evaluation of the emergeant of a small food chain "boeuf des prairies gaumaises (os from gaumaise grassland) that has started in 2003 and the first sold os in 2007. As interdisciplinary research team (stockfarming system and environmental sociology) we have sustained the emergence of this experience during an intervention resarch. [less ▲]

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See detailAgroécologie, entre pratiques et sciences sociales
Vandam, Denise; Streith, Michel; Nizet, Jean et al

Book published by Educagri (2012)

Cet ouvrage nous conduit aux quatre coins du monde. On y découvre des expériences d’agroforesterie en Inde, le développement de l’agriculture biologique en Alsace, la mise en place de certification ... [more ▼]

Cet ouvrage nous conduit aux quatre coins du monde. On y découvre des expériences d’agroforesterie en Inde, le développement de l’agriculture biologique en Alsace, la mise en place de certification participative au Brésil, ou encore le fonctionnement de groupements d’achats ali- mentaires en Belgique... Ces expériences ont en com- mun de promouvoir une agriculture et une alimentation soucieuses des principes de l’écologie. Cet ouvrage est ainsi Un des premiers en langue française à présenter les recherches qui se font dans le domaine de l’agroécologie, un courant qui se développe depuis une trentaine d’années, principalement aux États-Unis et en Amé- rique latine. Les multiples expériences sont analysées à travers le prisme des sciences sociales. On s’interroge sur le rôle des différents acteurs (paysans, consommateurs, ...), sur la manière dont les initiatives s’inscrivent dans les territoires et sur les modes de régulation assurés par les pouvoirs publics. [less ▲]

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See detailL’agroécologie : trajectoire et potentiel Pour une transition vers des systèmes alimentaires durables
Stassart, Pierre M ULiege; Baret, Philippe; Grégoire, Jean-Claude et al

in Vandam, Denise; Streith, Michel; Nizet, Jean (Eds.) et al Agroéocologie, entre pratiques et sciences sociales (2012)

The aim of this paper is to define a conceptual framework for agroecology. There are two components to our approach. The first one proposes an analysis of what agroecology encompasses today, how its ... [more ▼]

The aim of this paper is to define a conceptual framework for agroecology. There are two components to our approach. The first one proposes an analysis of what agroecology encompasses today, how its definition evolved, and in which sociohistorical contexts it emerged and is currently developing. The second one sets the outlines of agroecology’s interdisciplinary approach. This entails a set of principles that should guide research in support of the development of agroecology and a series of medium-term prospects for research in the European context. This paper’s ultimate aim is to set a working framework. As such, it is also an invitation to have the various scientific communities concerned by the subject take part in dialogue with each other, with the agricultural professions and public administrations so as to allow for the diversity of practices involved, and with civil society and political circles. [less ▲]

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See detailDos Estudos Rural a sociologia ambiente: continuação ruptura renovação.
Stassart, Pierre M ULiege

Scientific conference (2011)

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See detailConvergences citoyennes éoliennes: coopérations territoriale et transition
Stassart, Pierre M ULiege

Conference (2011)

This oral communication develop the hypothese of territorial governance around windfarm participation and the citizen cooperatives

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See detailPotencial de Agroecologia para a transicao
Stassart, Pierre M ULiege

Scientific conference (2011)

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See detailA Investigacao Sociologica os "pragamatic" americanos
Stassart, Pierre M ULiege

Scientific conference (2011)

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See detailDos Estudos Rural a sociologia ambiente: continuação ruptura renovação
Stassart, Pierre M ULiege

Scientific conference (2011)

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See detailIntroduction à la théorie de la transition
Stassart, Pierre M ULiege

Conference (2011)

Introductive conference for the 20 years of l'APERe on the transition theory.

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See detailTowards pagan agroecology: special section on subjectiving the objective: participation , sustainability and agroecological research
Bell, Michael; Stassart, Pierre M ULiege

in Journal of Rural Studies (2011), 27(4), 347-350

Science has a strongly religious character, it has often been observed. Scientists are typically priest-like, serious and full of methodological rectitude about the rituals of procedure for gaining access ... [more ▼]

Science has a strongly religious character, it has often been observed. Scientists are typically priest-like, serious and full of methodological rectitude about the rituals of procedure for gaining access to starry truth. The laity rise and come to us to receive wafers of wisdom and sips of insight. The objective knowledge incarnate we dispense is everywhere the same: same wafer, same wine. Indeed, universality is science’s whole point. But what kind of religion is this? It is a faith that exalts monologue over dialogue, oneness over manyness, the general over the locally speci␣c. It is a faith that offers transcendence, not immanenceda feeling of control over space and time and of release from the biases of the local and momentary. It is a faith that contends that a single truth exists and is the core of life. It is a faith whose moral power comes from its claim that it has escaped politics thereby. Not all religion, however, exalts in such unity, offers such a mood, or claims such a generalized authority. There have long beendindeed, longer beendfaiths aplenty that discovered the divine in the here and now of the particular, an immanent and dia- logic supernature that is us and not other, admitting and embracing the political character of the gods and of truth. Zeus and Hera are always squabbling, the ancient Greeks taught, favouring some people and places over others as a result [less ▲]

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See detailReflexive audiovisual methodology: The emergence of "minority practices" among pluriactive stock farmers
Stassart, Pierre M ULiege; Mathieu, Valérie; Melard, François ULiege

in Journal of Rural Studies (2011), 27(4), 403-413

This paper proposes a new way for sociology, through both methodology and theory, to understand the reality of social groups and their ‚Äúminority practices.‚Äù It is based on an experiment that concerns ... [more ▼]

This paper proposes a new way for sociology, through both methodology and theory, to understand the reality of social groups and their ‚Äúminority practices.‚Äù It is based on an experiment that concerns a very specific category of agriculturalists called ‚Äúpluriactive‚Äù stock farmers. These stock farmers, who engage in raising livestock part-time alongside another full-time job, form a minority category within the agricultural profession. We address the question of how to analyze and represent the practices of this kind of ‚Äúsocial‚Äù group or category through participatory filmmaking. Our research shows that beyond the collaborative production and screening of the film done in close cooperation with the stock farmers themselves, a second unexpected dynamic emerged around the sequences that were cut in the final editing round. These cut sequences reveal hesitations and disagreements among the breeders about their own practices in relation to their work and to animal welfare. These hesitations are not considered weaknesses, but rather as proof of the emergence of this group of stock farmers as ‚Äúpractitioners‚Äù. In the realm of intervention research, the participatory film-making process is attractive because it enables the farmers to raise new questions on their own, discuss them, and eventually resolve them, while also encouraging the researchers to identify the conditions that must be met in order to achieve this fragile linkage. This process and its outcomes force us to revisit the theoretical question of what constitutes a pragmatic definition of a practice. [less ▲]

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See detailQuestionnement agroécologique: les systèmes participatifs de garantie comme critique de la certification et nouveau mode de gouvernance?
Stassart, Pierre M ULiege; Brandenburg, Alfio; Isaguirre, Katya

in SFER Online http://www.sfer.asso.fr/les_colloques2/les_transversalites_de_l_agriculture_biologique/programme_actes_du_colloque (2011)

Ce papier propose un questionnement agroécologique sur la transition agroécologique comme un processus de réflexivité de second ordre. Nous construisons cette hypothèse en prenant le cas de l’émergence ... [more ▼]

Ce papier propose un questionnement agroécologique sur la transition agroécologique comme un processus de réflexivité de second ordre. Nous construisons cette hypothèse en prenant le cas de l’émergence des Systèmes Participatif de Garantie (SPG) au Brésil comme une critique de la certification déléguée à une tierce partie et une proposition alternative de gouvernance face au contrôle de conformité marchand. Nous prenons en particulier le cas d’Ecovida et de sa certification participative qui est à l’origine des SPG brésiliennes. Le statut de notre communication est prospectif : après avoir précisé ce que nous entendons par réflexivité, nous posons une série de questions qui portent à la fois sur l’apprentissage et la réflexivité de cette expérience#!Cette mise à l’épreuve nous intéresse dans la mesure où elle peut nous informer sur ce que peuvent devenir des modes de gouvernance réflexifs dans le monde de la bio. [less ▲]

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See detailObliged permanent pastures : main future of ruminant production in Belgium
Stilmant, Didier; Stassart, Pierre M ULiege; Peeters, Pierre et al

in Grassland Science in Europe (2011), 16

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See detailL'inscription territoriale de la gestion des races animales : une recherche pluridisciplinaire
Steyaert, Patrick; Casabianca, François; Baret, Philippe et al

Conference (2011)

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See detailLe développement durable: un concept incontournable
Stassart, Pierre M ULiege

Conference (2010)

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See detailOpening lecture : The potential of Agroecology for the ecological transition of agricultures
Stassart, Pierre M ULiege

in Stassart, Pierre M (Ed.) Proceeding of the International Conference "The potential of Agroecology to contribute to the ecological transitions in agriculture (2010)

Abstract: Aroecology is promising for the ecological transitions towards sustainable agriculture. Considering agroecology as a concept of scientific action and a driving force that mobilise social change ... [more ▼]

Abstract: Aroecology is promising for the ecological transitions towards sustainable agriculture. Considering agroecology as a concept of scientific action and a driving force that mobilise social change, we shall explore the emerging varieties of agroecology in Europe, (although mindful that they are more important in the USA and Brazil). The interdisciplinary workshop will explore the followings topics: (1) EU mapping of agroecology, (2) transition & lock-in dynamic), (3) systemic/holistic approach, (4) “publics”, and (5) the research - teaching link. Key words ; Paradigm Shift - Science & Public Concern – Interdisciplinary Studies -Sustainable Agrifood Systems - Rural Development [less ▲]

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See detailUnlock sytemic locking? From conversion towards transition
Stassart, Pierre M ULiege

Conference (2010)

The potential sectoral (food chain) transition approach suffers from a strong regimen’s irreversibility. In this paper we consider the question of cooperation regime transformation. Indeed in our case ... [more ▼]

The potential sectoral (food chain) transition approach suffers from a strong regimen’s irreversibility. In this paper we consider the question of cooperation regime transformation. Indeed in our case, the lock-in issue also proved to have a professional dimension linked to the cooperation regime. While the “filière” quality convention (Gomez 1994) could re-frame the traditional relationships between different members of the “filière,” this potential transformation was blocked by the strongest professional/sectoral convention. Professional conventions (Allaire 2004) are competency conventions that define and qualify “good” work within a set of rules. Professional conventions may be destabilized by transforming legitimacy systems through a territorial (rather than sectoral) approach and as a consequence start to overcome the socio-technical lock-in. Interactions between weak pressure at the landscape (macro) level (EU), niche (micro) level, and knowledge coming from the previous intervention research created space for regime destabilization (Geels & Schot 2007b). Local stakeholders (institutions) joined with local actors (consumers-citizens, and naturalists) to create room for a learning process and let the “Gaume Grassland Steer” niche experiment emerge. [less ▲]

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See detailAgroécologie: Le chainon manquant. Rôle de consommateurs et d'ONG dans les processus émergeants d'apprentissage
Stassart, Pierre M ULiege; Claes, Chris

in Anonyme (Ed.) Proceeding ISDA 2010 Innovation Sustainable Development of Agriculture (2010)

Abstract — Academic texts on agro-ecology are often too limited to production systems. When notions of food systems and food value chains are described they introduce the consumer as a choice taker ... [more ▼]

Abstract — Academic texts on agro-ecology are often too limited to production systems. When notions of food systems and food value chains are described they introduce the consumer as a choice taker, reflecting neoclassical economic theory. The study of the emergence of two agro-ecological chains in Benin and Belgium explains how consumer demands are key learning resources for chain co-creation. In the case of the fair trade rice chain an NGO stimulates the co-creation process while in the beef chain in Gaume consumers who are directly involved in a deliberative process bring about this questioning. [less ▲]

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See detailAgroecology and the emergence of "Publics"
Stassart, Pierre M ULiege

Conference (2009)

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