Jan Douwe van der Ploeg

Jan Douwe van der Ploeg is a professor of rural sociology at Wageningen University in the Netherlands and at China Agricultural University in Beijing. He is chief editor of the English language collection European Perspectives on Rural Development, published by Van Gorcum in Assen, the Netherlands.

  • Peasants and the Art of Farming

    A Chayanovian Manifesto

    By Jan Douwe van der Ploeg     May 2013

    Many impressive studies on the changing nature of the global food system have been published, and nearly all address changes at the macro level. The far less visible changes occurring at the micro level have received relatively little attention, especially in the realm of critical rural studies. This book is a reflection of the far reaching and complex transformations of food systems that have occurred as a result of liberalization and globalization.