The political economy of the 2014-2020 common agricultural policy : an imperfect storm / edited by Johan Swinnen ; contributors, Giovanni Anania [and 29 others].

London : Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels Rowman and Littlefield International, [2015]
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Agriculture -- Economic aspects.
Electronic books.
This book is the first to document the reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and to analyse the political and economic factors which determined the outcome of the negotiations. The policy (non-)reform will affect the world's global food security and agricultural commodity markets and will cost the EU 3.5 trillion Euro over the next 7 years.

Contributors include top political negotiators and leading EU experts and academic analysts.
The Political Economy Of The 2014-2020 Common Agricultural Policy; TABLE OF CONTENTS; List of Figures, Tables and Boxes; List of Abbreviations; About the Contributors; Preface & Acknowledgements; 1. The Political Economy of the 2014-2020 Common Agricultural Policy: Introduction and key conclusions; 1. A CAP 'reform'?; 2. Public funds for public goods? Greening of the CAP?; 3. The multi-annual financial framework (MFF) and CAP reform; 4. Does more democracy lead to a better CAP? Co-decision and the European Parliament; 5. Eastern enlargement: Decision-making with 27 member states
6. Flexibility7. Agricultural and food price changes and the CAP; 8. A return to market interventions?; 9. A perfect storm in the economy but an imperfect storm in the politics of the CAP; 10. The next CAP reform; References; Part I. The CAP for 2014-2020; 2. The 2013 Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy; 1. Introduction; 2. The 2014-20 MFF; 3. The new system of direct payments; 4. The second pillar; 5. Decisions regarding other elements of the CAP; 6. The national decisions on the new CAP; 7. Conclusions; References; 3. Was the CAP reform a success?; 1. Introduction
2. After the 'Health Check': A promising start3. Direct payments; 4. Greening 'à la carte'; 5. Rural development; 6. Price policy, risk management and market organisation; 7. Flexibility, subsidiarity, pillars and lessons from fiscal federalism; 8. Conclusion: The 2013 CAP reform, bloom and gloom; References; Part II. Perspectives from Inside the European Institutions; 4. Achievements and Constraints of the 2013 CAP Reform; 1. Introduction; 2. The economics of CAP reform; 3. The politics of CAP reform; 4. The policies of CAP reform; 5. Some conclusions
5. Perspective from the European Parliament1. The context; 2. The legislative proposals; 3. The role of the Parliament: "Done is better than perfect"; 6. The Perspective of the (former) European Commissioner for Environment; 1. The facts; 2. Where to begin? With what we already have: the CAP; 3. The big picture; 4. Europe's economic hardship and what it means for the CAP; 5. No way around it: We're in this together; Part III. Political Economy Perspectives; 7. The Multi-Annual Financial Framework and the 2013 CAP Reform; 1. Introduction; 2. The size of the CAP budget
3. Sequencing of the budget and CAP negotiations4. CAP-related issues in the MFF; 5. Conclusions; References; 8. The WTO: No longer relevant for CAP reform?; 1. Past CAP reforms and the WTO; 2. The Agreement on Agriculture: Still relevant in the mid-2010s?; 3. The post-2013 CAP and the WTO; 4. Concluding comments; References; 9. From 'Greening' to 'Greenwash': The drivers and discourses of CAP 2020 'reform'; 1. Introduction: Watered down reform; 2. Framework for the analysis; 3. Results of the research; 4. Discussion and conclusion: Is CAP moving backwards?; References
10. The Fate of Green Direct Payments in the CAP Reform Negotiations
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed September 8, 2015).
Swinnen, Johan, editor.
Anania, Giovanni, contributor.