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The Common Agricultural Policy : Continuity and Change - Rosemary Fennell

The Common Agricultural Policy

Continuity and Change

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Published: 1st May 1997
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The Common Agricultural Policy: Continuity and Change is a major retrospective analysis of the CAP since its inception, set against the background of agricultural policy in Western Europe since the end of the Second World War. The topics covered include the development of the CAP, in particular the early dominance of the market policy contrary to the original intention; the struggle to introduce a structural policy and its subsequent unsatisfactory record; the uneasy relationship between market policy and trade policy; the question of agricultural incomes; and the broadening of policy horizons since the mid-1980s, particularly to include environmental issues. The book concludes with a discussion of some unresolved issues, including the role and appropriateness of a sectoral policy in today's circumstances.

`readers new to agricultural policy will find in the book a concise yet detailed chronicle of the form and function of agricultural policy in the EU, together with the author's critical observations on the evolution of the CAP to 1993.' Ian Bowler, Regional Studies 33.9 This is a very thorough, intense and detailed study of the evolution of Common Agricultural Policy...It has been writtenby an agricultural economist but the author deliberately avoids technical economic analysis: in only one of the book's thirteen chapters does the reader require a reasonably sophisticated knowledge of economics... This is a valuable book which fills a large gap in the literture of the CAP and the history of the EU and the author is to be congratulated. Garth Hughes, The Agricultural History Review, Vol 47, 1999 Rosemary Fennell's book on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) may be considered a 'classic' on the subject, given the previous well-known related books and articles she has published. Her approach is clear-cut and effective. European Review of Agricultural Economics, 25 (1998). Secondo Tarditi.

Prefacep. v
A Note On Literature Citationp. xiii
The Foundations of the Cap: Agricultural Policy in Western Europe in the 1950sp. 1
Notesp. 22
Scope and Orientation of the Cap in the 1960sp. 23
Notesp. 49
The Changing Shape of the Agricultural Sectorp. 51
Income Levels: Perception of the Problem and Policy Responsesp. 87
Statistical Evidence on Incomesp. 113
Notesp. 131
Price and Market Support: Contradictions and Dilemmasp. 133
Notesp. 172
Introductionp. 188
Implications of the Choice of Particular Market Policy Instrumentsp. 188
Notesp. 205
The Mansholt Plan and Its Legacyp. 207
Notesp. 238
Disadvantaged Farmers and Problem Regionsp. 240
Notesp. 269
Improvements in the Organization of Production and Marketingp. 278
Notesp. 313
Broadening the Policy Horizonp. 323
Introductionp. 323
Notesp. 357
Commercial Policy: An Uneasy Relationship with Market Policyp. 360
Notesp. 395
Introductionp. 398
Unresolved Issuesp. 398
Referencesp. 424
Indexp. 435
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ISBN: 9780198288572
ISBN-10: 0198288573
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 454
Published: 1st May 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 16.4  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.84