731385 Reforms and decision making process of common agricultural policy


Type
Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
2
Lecturer (assistant)
Sinabell, Franz
Organisation
Offered in
Sommersemester 2022
Languages of instruction
Deutsch

Content

Block A. CAP-Milestones and Issues

oHistorical roots and objectives of CAP

oCAP-Milestones (each phase is described by their problems, objectives, instruments, effects and reforms)
-Methodology to evaluate the CAP
-Price Support (1962-1983)
-Supply Management (1984-1992)
-Direct Payments (1993-2004/6)
-Single payment Schemes (2005/7-2013)

oAustria and CAP
-Austrian agriculture and EU integration
-Policy instruments, effects and issues



Block B. EU Institutions and regulating the CAP

oThe European integration
-Phases of integration
-EU institutional system

oDecision making process in agriculture
-Specific characteristics of Commission, Council and Parliament
-Legal instruments and how is legislation agreed
-Committees – how the daily CAP is regulated
-CAP as lobbing system

oRegulating the CAP
-First Pillar (The Single Common Market Organisations, Direct Payments)
-Rural Development policy
-Budget for agriculture and other horizontal issues


Block C. Political economy models and CAP

oQualitative models for the explanations of the CAP
-National, multi-national and dynamic models on the base of Moyer, Josling 2002, Garzon, 2006)

oCases analysis
-MacSharry reform, Agenda 2000, Fischlers reform 2003,…


Block D. Simulation of the Council negotiations on actual CAP issue

oFuture of CAP
-Impact factors (International dimension (WTO Doha round); Budgetary pressures; Consumer preferences)
-Actors of the CAP decision making process
-Future reforms and model of the CAP

oCAP Simulationsgame
-Selection of issue, division of the roles, preparation of the simulation
-Negotiation positions of the actors
-Simulation of the CAP Council negotiation
-Evaluation

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Previous knowledge expected

no
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Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

•to understand the EU institution structures and decision making process, especially in the field of agriculture;

•to examine the structure and content of the legal texts related to the CAP;

•to critically compare the development of Common agricultural policy (CAP), to understand their objectives, instruments, effects and reforms;

•to apply the political economy and political science methodology and models for the analysis of the CAP reforms and decision making process;

•to understand the issues, drivers, agents and process of the past and actual CAP decision making process.

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You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.