By Francesco Vanni

The debate at the destiny orientation of the european universal Agricultural coverage (CAP) is more and more formed by way of the position of agriculture in supplying public items, and there's a large consensus that this method can be rather proper in legitimating the coverage intervention in agriculture within the future.

In the context of this debate, it's not transparent to what volume collective motion will be considered as a worthy replacement to industry or kingdom law in contributing to the supply of public items, and to what volume it truly is attainable to layout and enforce agricultural regulations that include a collective and collaborative process among various stakeholders in rural areas.

Through a detailed research case experiences in Italy, the ebook presents insights to either the coverage and the theoretical debate at the function of collective motion for the general public items linked to agriculture.

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2, the joint action of reputation, trust and reciprocity is very important, since these factors positively reinforce each other and this results in increasing cooperation and, as a consequence, in increasing the net benefits of collective action. Cooperation may also be promoted by (ii) reciprocity and exchange, since reciprocity increases trust and contributes to the development of long-term obligations between people, which helps in achieving positive environmental outcomes (Pretty 2003). This reciprocity must be based on trust, since trust ‘lubricates co-operation’ between people and, by reducing transaction costs, may liberate important financial resources (Pretty and Ward 2001).

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