An Inside View Of The Cap Reform Process: Explaining The Macsharry, Agenda 2000, And Fischler…

Hardcover | March 15, 2011

byArlindo Cunha, Alan Swinbank

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An Inside View of the CAP Reform Process is about EU decision-making, in particular for the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). From its formation in the 1960s through to 1992 the CAP was almost immune to change; but from 1992 a series of major reforms took place. Many authors have askedwhy and how this change came about, including academics writing from political economy and political science traditions, and EU officials themselves. With the benefit of Arlindo Cunha's intimate insider's knowledge, this book delves into the mysteries of the policy making process by assessing the MacSharry, Agenda 2000, and Fischler reforms, explaining how, and why, CAP reform became part of the political agenda, and the decisions that weretaken. It focuses in particular on the role of the Commission and the Commissioner for Agriculture, the Council of Ministers and its Presidency, and the European Parliament. It adopts a heuristic political economy approach, drawing upon the economics and political science literatures as appropriate.The MacSharry reform was much influenced by the Uruguay Round of GATT negotiations, and the 2003 Fischler reform by the Doha Round of WTO negotiations. A Delphi survey of key decision-makers, assessing their perception of the drivers of policy reform, and an analysis of subsequent CAP reform,including the Health Check in 2008 and preparations for the post-2013 CAP review, round-off the discussion. The former EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Franz Fischler, contributes a Foreword.

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An Inside View of the CAP Reform Process is about EU decision-making, in particular for the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). From its formation in the 1960s through to 1992 the CAP was almost immune to change; but from 1992 a series of major reforms took place. Many authors have askedwhy and how this change came about, including ...

Arlindo Cunha holds a degree in economics from the University of Porto and a PhD from the University of Reading. He worked as an economist and director at the Northern Portugal Regional Development Board (1976-86), and spent most of his life implementing the CAP and negotiating its reforms: was Minister of State at the Ministry of Agr...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:March 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Franz Fischler: ForewordPrefaceList of FiguresList of TablesList of BoxesList of Abbreviations1. An Introduction to the CAP and the Book2. EU Decision-making Institutions and their Role in the CAP3. Farmers and Foreigners Seeking to Influence CAP Decision-making4. CAP Negotiations in Practice5. The 1992 MacSharry Reform6. The 1999 Agenda 2000 Reform7. The 2003 Fischler Reform8. Exploring the Determinants of CAP Reform: A Delphi Survey of Key Decision-Makers9. Beyond 2003: Via the Health Check to the New Uncertainties post-201310. Concluding Comments: Findings and ProspectsBibliographyIndex