A Glass Half Full
This concluding chapter argues that structured contingency is not just an omnipresent part of the economics of the wine industry and of economic activity in general, it is also deeply multiscalar. Changes in multiscalarity over the past twenty to thirty years have contributed considerably to creating the conditions for the deep change in wine policy that was adopted at the EU scale in 2008. Nevertheless, as others have also argued strongly when analyzing other socioeconomic phenomena, the deepening of multiscalarity must not lead researchers to fall back on deterministic and reductionist accounts based on macroeconomic data. On the contrary, it is high time for researchers to begin to examine multiscalarity more closely by finding ways to simultaneously study all the scales that relate to the contemporary politics of socioeconomics and discover and explain their key components.
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