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The Common Agricultural Policy post 2020 : an analysis of the beliefs of selected key stakeholders

Drozdzynski, F.A.D (2022) The Common Agricultural Policy post 2020 : an analysis of the beliefs of selected key stakeholders.

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Abstract:The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) lays at the core of the European Union’s legislation. Introduced in 1962, it nowadays aims to grant a fair income for farmers, guarantee a stable supply chain of high-quality food products, ensuring a sustainable management of natural resources, and hep to tackle climate change. Nonetheless, the European agricultural sector is responsible for more than 10% of the emissions in the European Union which makes it one of the biggest polluters. A new Common Agricultural Policy will set in force in 2023. However, critics were skeptical about this reform because previous reforms failed to green the CAP due to an imbalance of power between the environmental and consumer protection organizations which argue for a greening of the CAP and the farmer lobby which blocks effective greening measures. This master thesis analyzes the policy core beliefs of selected key stakeholders in the Common Agricultural Policy reform post 2020 alongside the Advocacy Coalition Framework (ACF) by making use of a belief analysis. The findings of this thesis confirm with previous research showing that the, although smaller, farmer lobby is more successful in translating its policy core beliefs into policies than the bigger environmental and consumer protection lobby.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
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