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A critical appraisal of the concept of ecological modernisation: a case study from New Zealand’s dairy industry

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The New Zealand dairy industry faces political and commercial pressure to improve its environmental performance while maintaining commercial competitiveness in a global marketplace. In response to such pressures, the industry has taken some steps to improve the environmental management practices of dairy farmers. Despite significant effort, however, the dairy sector remains highly influenced by global competition, and continues to subordinate environmental sustainability to economic productivity. Furthermore, government institutions have had limited control over farm management practices, or the extent to which public policies militate against the relentless rise in land use intensification.
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Jay, G.M.M. & Morad, M. (2005). A critical appraisal of the concept of ecological modernisation: a case study from New Zealand’s dairy industry. In A. Zerger & R.M. Argent, MODSIM 2005: International congress on modelling and simulation: advances and applications for management and decision making (pp. 2428-2434). Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand.
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2005
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Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand
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