The Birth of the Common Agricultural Policy

  • Edward Nevin


The Treaty of Rome made reference to only two particular sectors of the economy: transport and agriculture. In the event policy with regard to the latter has proved easily the most expensive, the most troublesome and (some would argue) the most indefensible in the history of the Community. The first question which arises is therefore: why should the founding fathers have made such special provisions in the Treaty for this particular sector of the economy?


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Further Reading

  1. Balassa, B. A. (ed.), European Economic Integration (Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1975).Google Scholar
  2. Coffey, P. (ed.), Economic Policies of the Common Market (London: Macmillan, 1979).Google Scholar
  3. European Commission, The Agricultural Policy of the European Community, 3rd edn (Luxembourg, 1983).Google Scholar
  4. Harris, S. et al., The Food and Farm Policies of the European Community (Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 1983).Google Scholar
  5. Hill, B. E., The Common Agricultural Policy (London: Methuen, 1984).Google Scholar
  6. Pearce, J., ‘The common agricultural policy: the accumulation of special interests’, in Wallace, H. (ed.), Policy-making in the European Community, 2nd edn (Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 1983).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Edward Nevin 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward Nevin
    • 1
  1. 1.University College of SwanseaUK

Personalised recommendations