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The Rise of the Agricultural Welfare State

Institutions and Interest Group Power in the United States, France and Japan. Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International and Comparative Perspectives

By (author) Adam D. Sheingate
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Princeton University Press, New Jersey, United States
Published: 17th Dec 2000
Dimensions: w 152mm h 229mm d 24mm
Weight: 571g
ISBN-10: 069100983X
ISBN-13: 9780691009834
Barcode No: 9780691009834
Synopsis
One reading of American politics holds that public policy in the US is easily captured by special interest groups. Countering this view, this study traces the development of government intervention in agriculture from its 19th-century origins to contemporary struggles over farm subsidies.

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This historical and comparative analysis is well executed. . . . The book makes a contribution by virtue of its historical sweep and the quality of research. . . . A helpful addition to the growing body of historical institutionalist literature that demonstrates the influence of macro- and sectoral-level institutions on policymaking. One of "Choice"s Outstanding Academic Titles for 2001 One of "Choice"'s Outstanding Academic Titles for 2001 "This historical and comparative analysis is well executed. . . . The book makes a contribution by virtue of its historical sweep and the quality of research. . . . A helpful addition to the growing body of historical institutionalist literature that demonstrates the influence of macro- and sectoral-level institutions on policymaking."--Grace Skogstad, "American Political Science Review" "A splendid comparative study of agricultural policy processes in the US, France, and Japan."--"Choice" "A good read on the origin, evolution, and contemporary politics of agricultural-support policies in the United States, France and Japan."--"Foreign Affairs" One of "Choice"'s Outstanding Academic Titles for 2001