Rural and environmental concern – focus on the Czech Republic
P. Kment, L. Kocmánkováhttps://doi.org/10.17221/37/2010-AGRICECONCitation:Kment P., Kocmánková L. (2012): Rural and environmental concern – focus on the Czech Republic. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 58: 191-199.
An increasing number of works on the rural-environmental connection can be found at present. However, their overview and classification are needed – this is the guiding idea of this paper. We distinguish three approaches to the rural-environmental connection and label them scientific approach, environmentalist approach, and development approach. In the paper, theories of environmental concern (post-materialism, paradigm shift, and ecological modernisation) are discussed at first and then a classification of works is proposed.Keywords:
environment, rural areas, Czech Republic, post-materialism, paradigm shift, ecological modernisation