Territorial Governance

Local Development, Rural Areas and Agrofood Systems

  • André Torre
  • Jean-Baptiste Traversac

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Structural Trends in Productive Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Aliye Ahu Gülümser, Tüzin Baycan-Levent, Peter Nijkamp
      Pages 3-25
    3. Maryline Filippi, Olivier Frey, André Torre
      Pages 43-63
  3. Governance of Local Development in Rural Area

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Eric de Noronha Vaz, Teresa de Noronha Vaz, Peter Nijkamp
      Pages 107-122
    3. Severine van Bommel, Noelle Aarts, Esther Turnhout, Niels Roling
      Pages 123-139
  4. Geographical Indication as a Tool of the Governance of Agrifood Chains

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 203-207

About this book


This work aims to present the most recent developments regarding territorial governance, placing particular emphasis on rural and periurban areas. The reader will find information on the processes of development of European regions, as well as on the behaviours and strategies adopted by the different actors who live in these territories and contribute to the latter's livelihood. The first part of the book analyses the structural changes in the modes of production that have affected these territories. The second part addresses the questions of methodology and of the structures of governance of local development in rural areas. The last section makes an assessment of the geographical indications as tools of governance of local agrifood chains. The book was written by economists, geographers, land use planners and specialists of the questions of governance and management of rural and periurban areas.


Agrofood Networks Geographic Indications Rural Development Rural Institutions Territorial Governance

Editors and affiliations

  • André Torre
    • 1
  • Jean-Baptiste Traversac
    • 2
  1. 1.Agro Paris Tech, UMR SAD-APTINRAParis CX 05France
  2. 2.Agro ParistechUMR SAD-APTParis Cedex 05France

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