International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food

International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food

Published by the School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University (UK) and
the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters and the Lifelong Learning Society, Florida Atlantic University (USA).

Official publication of the Research Committee on Sociology of Agriculture and Food (RC-40)
of the International Sociological Association (ISA)

Editors: Raymond Jussaume, Claire Marris and Katerina Psarikidou

Volume number: 24 (2017/2018)
Frequency: 3 issues per year (February, June, October)
ISSN: 0798-1759


Volume 21, Issue 1 (2014)

Special Issue


Editorial Introduction

Global Shocks, Changing Agricultural Policy and the Viability of Rural Communities 
Authors: Hilde Bjørkhaug and Katrina Rønningen1-6


Conversion of Family Farms and Resilience in Southland, New Zealand 
Authors: Jérémie Forney and Paul V. Stock7-29
Governing Australia’s Dairy Farm Workforce: A New Terrain for Negotiating Rural Community Sustainability 
Authors: Michael Santhanam-Martin and Ruth Nettle31-50
Crisis? What Crisis? Marginal Farming, Rural Communities and Climate Robustness: The Case of Northern Norway 
Authors: Hilde Bjørkhaug and Katrina Rønningen51-69
The Rural under the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union: Sustainable Rural Development aspects of Pillar II in Finland and Estonia 
Authors: Michael Kull, Olli Voutilainen, Stamatios Christopoulos and Ramon Reimets71-95
Multifunctional Agricultural Policies: Pathways towards Sustainable Rural Development? 
Author: Tanja Mölders97-114
Agricultural Policy in Russia: Global Challenges and the Viability of Rural Communities 
Author: Zemfira I. Kalugina115-131
A Twenty-first Century Socialist Agriculture? Land Reform, Food Sovereignty and Peasant–State Dynamics in Venezuela 
Author: Daniel Lavelle133-154



Peasant-managed Agricultural Growth in China: Mechanisms of Labour-driven Intensification 
Authors: Jan Douwe van der Ploeg, Jingzhong Ye, Huifang Wu and Chunyu Wang155-171
Sustainable Food Security: An Emerging Research and Policy Agenda 
Authors: Roberta Sonnino, Ana Moragues Faus and Albino Maggio173-188