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New Labour's countrysideRural policy in Britain since 1997$
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Mike Woods

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781861349323

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861349323.001.0001

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Agricultural policy

Agricultural policy

Chapter:
(p.149) Nine Agricultural policy
Source:
New Labour's countryside
Author(s):

Alan Greer

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349323.003.0009

This chapter discusses the main issues that have structured the agricultural-policy agenda in Great Britain since 1997. It examines the Labour government's approach to agricultural-policy reform, particularly its engagement with Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform and agricultural trade liberalization, and its response to the challenges of animal disease such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and avian influenza. The chapter suggests that while Labour has made substantial progress on major long-term policy objectives, these have been overshadowed by failures in policy implementation.

Keywords:   agricultural policy, Great Britain, Labour government, policy reform, Common Agricultural Policy, agricultural trade liberalization, animal disease, BSE, avian influenza, policy implementation

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