The Political Management of Agriculture in Japan and West Germany

  • Hideo Sato
  • Günther Schmitt
Part of the St Antony’s/Macmillan Series book series


During the first two postwar decades, both Japan and West Germany achieved remarkable industrial growth and became, respectively, the second and third largest market economies in the world. In both countries, however, the agricultural sector lagged far behind the industrial sector in terms of productivity and economic efficiency. Since the early 1970s, moreover, the two countries’ economic growth has substantially slowed down, creating new problems for their agriculture. In this chapter, we shall examine how industrial societies like contemporary Japan and West Germany can politically manage agriculture in the context of changing economic environments at home and abroad.


Agricultural Policy Producer Price Common Agricultural Policy Export Subsidy Price Support 
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  • Hideo Sato
  • Günther Schmitt

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