ERIC Number: EJ782988
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
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EU Rural Development Policy in the New Member States: Promoting Multifunctionality?
Ramniceanu, Irina; Ackrill, Robert
Journal of Rural Studies, v23 n4 p416-429 Oct 2007
European Union (EU) enlargement has seen 10 new member states (NMS) adopt the full range of EU policies. Within this, the rural development arm of the Common Agricultural Policy offers particular points of interest. Member states chose from an extensive list of policy measures developed within the EU15 and intended, in particular, to operationalise the concept of rural multifunctionality within the ongoing CAP reform process. This paper identifies the rural development policy choices made by the eight central and eastern European NMS and develops a taxonomy to ascertain the extent to which the NMS are directing public funds to promote multifunctionality. A number of factors are then identified as helping to influence the policy choices made across countries.
Descriptors: Rural Development, Public Policy, Classification, Agricultural Production, Political Influences, International Organizations, Public Support, Change Strategies, Financial Policy, Agriculture, Political Issues, Policy Formation, Policy Analysis, International Cooperation
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