Blue-Green Agricultural Revolution

  • Daniel Nuckols


New networks of cross-movement coalitions are creating alignments of political, social, and economic action around the issues of sustainable development and renewable food systems. These diverse and transformative coalitions cross boundaries to come together and address the integration of three spheres– environmental (natural resource use and environmental management), economic (cost/benefit calculations and research and development), and social (community- based dialogue and action that addresses standard of living, education, and human rights). To succeed, this chapter argues that effective sustained coalitions will need to improve upon their record of citizenship and governance. Coalitions will need to demand that governments put forth macro-policies that address such issues as intergenerational inequity, market prices that do not reflect ecological damage, and human rights violations. A pre-analytic is called for; one that admits that the crucial ecological issue of successful sustainable planning means that transcendence (compassion, wisdom, understanding, and empathy) will be needed. Tensions between competing perspectives cannot always be solved by the logic and method of neoclassical economics.


Labor Union Sierra Club Coalition Discourse Natural Resource Defense Council Organic Food Production 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Austin CollegeAustinUSA

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