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Social-Ecologies of Crisis: Assessing the Back-to-Land Movement in Greece

Abstract Adaptation and transformation have emerged as a key themes for human-environment research, especially in the context of rapid social-ecological changes. The 2008 global financial crisis constitutes a major driver of change with social-ecological ramifications that have yet to be fully explored. Using Greece, the poster child of the euro-crisis as a case-study, this dissertation examines how adaptive capacity is mobilized and even enhanced in times of crisis, paying particular attention to the role played by natural capital. To do so, I focus on the back-to-land trend whereby urbanites seek to engage in food production post-crisis (2008-onwards). In-depth qualitative analysis of back-to-landers’ motivations, experiences, and challenges is in... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Benessaiah, Karina (Author) / Turner II, Billie L. (Advisor) / Eakin, Hallie (Committee member) / Chan, Kai M.A. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geography / Sustainability / Agriculture / Adaptive capacity / Agency / Crisis / Ecosystem services / Livelihood transformation / Social-Ecological change
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 143 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Geography 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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