Trajetórias do desenvolvimento rural: pesquisa comparativa internacional. Rural development trajectories: international comparative research

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This paper contains a critical reflection on a comparative analysis of rural development processes in Brazil, the European Union and China. It argues that those contextual elements and/or process characteristics that are mostly ignored by a case-study approach (for being more or less invisible and/or for being more or less self-evident) might come to the fore through a comparative approach. Simultaneously, the particular nature of single rural development processes might equally be specified through systematically organized comparisons. In this way, current rural development processes are characterized as a set of responses to market failures – a set of responses that requires and involves the active construction of new, nested markets
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)114-140
JournalSociologias / Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas - UFRGS
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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