The Common Agricultural Policy
Past, Present and Future
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Originally published in 1984, this book provides an introduction to the history of agriculture in Western Europe, states the case for government intervention and analyses the operation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) during the late 20th Century. It concludes that the costs of the policy fell heavily on the poorer consumers, food prices were artificially high and surpluses sold at a loss on the world markets. In the light of Britain’s departure from the EU and the EU CAP this book, which also examined the prospects for the future has an enduring relevance.
Table of Contents
1. Agriculture and Economic Development 2. The Development of Modern Agriculture: Problems and Policies 3. The Development of the Common Agricultural Policy 4. Monetary Problems 5. Mountains and Lakes: The Problem of Surpluses 6. Common Financing 7. Achievements of the Common Agricultural Policy 8. Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy 9. The Common Agricultural Policy: Immutable or Transitional?
Brian E. Hill
‘Written in an easy-to-read style, this text…is a valuable digest of the problems and policy changes of the CAP.’ Brian Ilbery, Geography Vol 70, No. 2