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ECPR Joint Sessions 2020 Sciences Po Toulouse

The Future of Food Governance in Europe and the Common Agricultural Policy

Panel Number
Panel Chair
Gerard Breeman
Departments of Political Science and Public Administration, Universiteit Leiden
Panel Co-Chair
David Barling
University of Hertfordshire

The attention to food governance issues within the European Union is increasing; especially in the current debates about the 2014-2020 reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Some suggest that food security is used only as a vehicle to maintain the CAP, whereas others highlight the real threat of food shortages due to climate change and rising global demand. Additionally food safety regulations may not only be used to safeguard safe and qualitatively good food but also as a tool to affect international trade. Hence, we pose the question: What is the future of food and agriculture governance in the European Union? This panel welcomes all papers that focus on EU food governance and/or the CAP, either from an historic or comparative perspective. Especially papers that analyse the multi-level governance dynamics on EU food policies are welcome.

Paper List

Title Details
Collective Self-Governance in the Common Agricultural Policy View Paper Details
Legitimating the CAP: Gaining, Maintaining and Regaining Support for Direct Payments After 2013 View Paper Details
On the Nature of Food Security in the European Union: A Systematic Review View Paper Details
Reform of Common Agricultural Policy: Stakeholder Involvement and Governance Structures View Paper Details
The European Commission and the Articulation of Sustainable Food: Policy Pathways, Dependencies and Discontinuities View Paper Details
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