Agriculture in the Changing European Environment

  • Hugh D. Clout
Part of the Studies in Contemporary Europe book series (SCE)


Economic and social life in Europe since 1945 has been characterised by rapid urbanisation and an expansion of employment in manufacturing and tertiary activities.1 Land which was formerly used for fanning has been claimed for factories, roads and housing estates. People who worked the land or might have been expected to do so have moved to better-paid jobs in towns and cities. Advances in science and technology have been appled to all sectors of economic and social life, but, with certain notable exceptions, farming has been subject to more constraints and has been slower to respond than other activities.


Labour Force Land Reform Communist Regime Land Occupation Agricultural Population 
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© Hugh D. Clout 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugh D. Clout
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  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity College LondonUK

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