|Josefin Heed||# Posted on February 19, 2015 at 08:27|
Comment on Ylvas reflection:
Thank you for wise reflections and interesting observations. Your text inspired many further questions and thoughts that I am not expecting you to answer here but which I will bring with me further into this course.
What do you think about regulations agreed upon locally? Do locally manifest regulations necessarily guarantee a more sustainable land use? How does this resonate with the fact of the decreasing percentage of rural inhabitants (compared to urban)? This means that a smaller percentage of the people is there to witness the exploitation, and they often are depending on the exploitation for their sustenance. What are the democratic aspects of this?
I also ponder on what your ideas would be on an alternative to capitalist culture and how this would be connected to regulations? Will local regulations suffice when in fact the multinational global corporations find ever new ways of exploiting? Can we democratically organize people in favor of sustainable land use? How would such a mobilization take form? What would be the prerequisites?
Another question would be that of making a transition for farmers and land users to a more sustainable agriculture possible. Even if we had the regulations, what would such a transition require in terms of capital, knowledge, machinery, labor and, perhaps most difficult of all, perspectives, attitudes and values?
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