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Does the CAP fit? Agriculture policy in Ireland and the EU

Bríd Quinn

in Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780719076206
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702932 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719076206.003.0008
Does the CAP fit? Agriculture policy in Ireland and the EU

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This chapter examines agricultural issues, which have tended to dominate Ireland's involvement within the European Union. It describes how Ireland's agricultural policy developed and analyses the changes that have affected policy, politics and polity. This chapter traces the influence of policy changes and the significant financial transfers on Irish agricultural policy and practices as well as the social consequences of such change. It also explores the emergence of rural development policies as a feature of changing agricultural policy at both national and European levels.

Keywords: agricultural issues; Ireland; European Union; agricultural policy; policy changes; social consequences

Chapter.  9853 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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