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Agricultural Policy (2-Volume Set)

Series: International Library of Comparative Public Policy Series Volume: 14

Edited By: WP Grant and JTS Keeler

927 pages, illustrations, tables

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #122996 | ISBN: 185898890X
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About this book

Agricultural politics and policy retains a central place in the politics of advanced industrial societies. Governments in most countries continue to subsidize agricultural production and regulate markets for farm commodities. The growth of concern about the environmental impact of agriculture has added a new dimension to the sector's politics. Tensions between the US and the EU over the protection of agriculture remain a major feature. New Zealand offers an interesting example of an experiment with deregulated and liberalized agriculture, while Japanese agriculture continues to be highly protected. All these topics are covered in this two volume set, which brings together the best writing on the subject from leading agricultural economists, political scientists and rural sociologists from across the world.


Contents

Volume 1: introduction, Wyn Grant and John Keeler. Part 1 Theoretical perspectives: a positive theory of agricultural protection, Johan F.M. Swinnen; characterizing agricultural policy-making, Grant Jordan et al; changing agendas and policy communities - agricultural issues in the 1930s and 1980s, Martin J. Smith; corporatism and official union hegemony - the case of French agricultural syndicalism, John T.S. Keeler; agricultural policy networks of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, Neil Collins; from policy community to issue network, Martin J. Smith; paradigm shifts and policy networks - cumulative change in agriculture, William D. Coleman et al; agriculture and the state system - the rise and decline of national agricultures, 1870 to the present, Harriet Friedmann and Philip McMichael. Part 2 The Common Agricultural Policy and the politics of reform: a reconsideration of the objectives of the Common Agricultural Policy, Rosemary Fennell; the Common Agricultural Policy and the politics of European decision making, Alan Swinbank; farmers' unions and the restructuring of European agriculture, Eduardo Moyano Estrada; CAP reform, 1992, Alan Swinbank; the European Community and the GATT Uruguay Round - preserving the Common Agricultural Policy at all costs, H. Wayne Moyer; the limits of Common Agricultural Policy reform and the option of denationalization, Wyn Grant; agricultural power in the European Community - explaining the fate of CAP and GATT negotiations, John T.S. Keeler; the political economy of reforming the 1992 CAP reform, L.P. Mahe and T.L. Roe; high midnight in Brussels - an analysis of the September 1993 Council Meeting on the GATT Uruguay Round, Douglas Webber. Part 3 National perspectives on agricultural reform: beyond policy community - French agriculture and the GATT, Paul J. Epstein; the political economy of agriculture in France's fifth republic, William James Adams; policy networks and agricultural policy reforms - explaining deregulation in Sweden and re-regulation in the European Community, Carsten Daugbjerg; the reform of the CAP from a German perspective, S. von Cramon-Taubadel; transformation and development in Italian rural society, Enrico Capo; the adminstration of EC agricultural policies by national agencies, Andrew Fearne. Volume 2: Part 1 Agricultural trade and the liberalization trend: agriculture in a world of trading blocs, T.E. Josling; structural adjustment and learning to live without subsidies in OECD countries, David Blandford; agricultural policy reform and the Uruguay Round - synergistic linkage in a two-level game, Robert Paarlberg; the impact of ideas on trade policy - the origins of US agricultural and manufacturing policies, Judith Goldstein. Part 2 The challenge of agricultural reform - three case studies: the United States; New Zealand; Japan. Part 3 Agro-environmental policy: the polluter pays principle and its relevance to agricultural policy in European countries, David Baldock; agro-en

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