751-2103-00L  Socioeconomics of Agriculture

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersS. Mann
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


751-2103-00 VSocioeconomics of Agriculture
Die Vorlesung beginnt erst am 25.09.2017. Als Ausweichtermin für den 19.09.2017 ist der 25.9.2017 von 16 bis 18 Uhr vorgesehen.
2 hrs
Tue08:15-10:00LFW C 1 »
S. Mann

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AbstractThe main part of this lecture will examine constellations where hierarchies, markets or cooperation have been observed and described in the agricultural sector. On a more aggregated level, different agricultural systems will be evaluated in terms of main socioeconomic parameters like social capital or perceptions.
ObjectiveStudents should be able to describe the dynamics of hierarchies, markets and cooperation in an agricultural context.
ContentIntroduction to Sociology
Introduction to Socioeconomics
Agricultural Administration: Path dependencies and efficiency issues
Power in the Chain
The farming family
Occupational Choices
Consumption Choices
Locational Choices
Common Resource Management in Alpine Farming
Agricultural Cooperatives
Societal perceptions of agriculture
Perceptions of farming from within
Varieties of agricultural systems and policies
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Prerequisites / NoticeBasic economic knowledge is expected.

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersS. Mann
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionA repetition date will be offered in the first two weeks of the semester immediately consecutive.

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