The Common Agricultural Policy

The Common Agricultural Policy

by Wyn Grant


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The Common Agricultural Policy by Wyn Grant

This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the Common Agricultural Policy which imposes high costs on taxpayers and consumers yet has proved very difficult to reform. Particular emphasis is placed on new developments affecting the shape of the CAP, including the outcome of the GATT Uruguay Round negotiations, Eastern enlargement, and developments in environmental policy. A distinctive feature of the book is the attention given to situating European agriculture within its global context and in relation to the food processing and agricultural supply industries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333604663
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 06/30/1997
Series: The European Union Series
Edition description: 1997
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Visiting Professor at Warwick University.In 2010 he was presented with the Diamond Jubilee Lifetime Achievement award of the Political Studies Association of the UK at their Awards Ceremony. He was elected an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2011.

Table of Contents

Preface.- Introduction.- The Context of European Agriculture.- The Structure of European Agriculture and Food Processing.- The Development of the Common Agricultural Policy System Failures: the Agrimonetary System and the Fraud Problem.- Butter Mountains, Wine Lakes and Beef War: the Commodity Regimes.- Decision Making and the CAP.- The Reform Imperative: Eastern Enlargement, Trade and the Environment.- The Possibility of Radical Reform?.- References.

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'Grant has written one of the best books ever on the CAP, and really on EU policy making more generally.' – John Peterson, Political Studies

'[D]emonstrates the author's rich knowledge of commodity details and historical evidence, without losing the thread of political economic analysis ... [U]p-to-date ... and ... readable ... it can be fully recommended.' – Andreas Bodenstedt, Sociologia Ruralis

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