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"Germany and EC Agricultural Policy"

Baun, Michael. (1991) "Germany and EC Agricultural Policy". In: UNSPECIFIED, Fairfax, Virginia. (Unpublished)

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    [From the Introduction]. This paper examines the reasons for Germany's paradoxical position on the agriculture issue. In doing so, it focuses on the role of both internal, or domestic, and external (international) factors. The relative importance of domestic and external factors in explaining a nation's foreign economic policy have been amply debated by students of political economy. Among the factors generally included in the former category are the institutional structure of state policymaking, the relative power and influence of interest groups, the nature of partisan and electoral politics, and cultural values and orientations. Those who have emphasized the relative importance of external or international factors have mostly stressed the role of the international structure, consisting of the distributional configuration of political, and economic power among nations; from a nation's relative position within this structural context are derived basic foreign policy needs and interests, although these can also stem from historical experience and cultural and ideological values. Others emphasizing the role of external factors have focused on the potential for both increased economic interdependence and international "regimes," including intergovernmental organizational structures, to affect state behavior.(2)

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Germany
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > agriculture policy
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1991 (2nd), May 22-24, 1991
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2007
    Page Range: p. 30
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:46

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