The EU‘s common agricultural policy: A case of defensive policy import

Carsten Daugbjerg*, Christillan Roederer-Rynning

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    The shift to direct payments, financed by large EU budgetary transfers, highlights the redistributive character of the CAP (Daugbjerg and Swinbank 2009). Today, the EU spends a considerable amount of resources on farm policy, total CAP spending (including newer rural development concerns) representing slightly less than 45 per cent of the EU budget. While this has decreased (from 70 per cent in 19804), it still makes the CAP, with its emphasis on redistribution, an anomaly in a EU so dominated by the regulatory logic of intervention that it has been dubbed a ‘regulatory state’ (Majone 1994).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEU Policies in a Global Perspective
    Subtitle of host publicationShaping or Taking International Regimes?
    PublisherTaylor and Francis
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Print)9781315867410
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


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