Agricultural Policy Reform: Politics and Process in the EU and US in the 1990s, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Agricultural Policy Reform

Politics and Process in the EU and US in the 1990s, 1st Edition

By Wayne Moyer, Tim Josling


286 pages

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This title was first published in 2002. This engaging work examines the interplay between US and EU agricultural trade policy reforms, as well as the linkage between domestic and trade policy reform, and addresses whether reform is likely to continue during the first decade of the 21st Century. Features include: - Comprehensive overview of the interplay between domestic and international agricultural policy reform - Detailed analysis of the paradigm shift in policy - Vigorous discussion of the potential impact of emerging issues such as GMOs, intellectual property rights, animal and plant health, and human safety The book offers a rich empirical account of politics and diplomacy over the last decade, providing an important background for explaining forthcoming agricultural policy debates in the US, the EU and agricultural policy negotiations in the WTO.


'Moyer and Josling must be congratulated for having shown the courage and endurance to write a follow-up book to their path-breaking first volume on agricultural policy reform in the US and the EU…this new book adds even more value to their way of analysing and interpreting agricultural policy decisions at important junctures in their historical development.' Professor Stefan Tangermann, University of Goettingen, Germany 'A new paradigm is emerging reflecting greater market orientation [for which] this is an excellent and very useful volume.' C. Ford Runge, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota, USA 'The premise of this book is excellent…this book remains of great value to anyone wishing to understand either or both agricultural policy reform, and the links between national and international policy discussions…' European Foreign Affairs Review

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; The analytical framework for farm policy reform; The search for an agricultural policy paradigm shift; Reform frustrated: the Uruguay round, 1986-1990; The 1990 US farm bill - reducing the budget, but minimizing the pain; The 1992 MacSharry reform of the CAP; Reform revived: the Dunkel draft, the Blair house accord and the WTO agreement on agriculture; The FAIR act of 1996 - decoupling payments from production; Agenda 2000 - new reforms for the CAP; The 2000 agricultural negotiations; Reform compared: similarities and differences between the US and EU; The future of agricultural policy reform in the EU and the US; Bibliography; Index.

About the Authors

Wayne Moyer, Rosenfield Professor and Professor of Political Science, Director, Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations and Human Rights, Grinnell College, Iowa, USA

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