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European Rural Development under the Common Agricultural Policy's 'Second Pillar': Institutional Conservatism and Innovation

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  • Janet Dwyer
  • Neil Ward
  • Philip Lowe
  • David Baldock
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    Dwyer J., Ward N., Lowe P. and Baldock D. (2007) European rural development under the Common Agricultural Policy's 'Second Pillar': institutional conservatism and innovation, Regional Studies 41, 873-887. The EU Rural Development Regulation (RDR) was launched in 2000 as the new 'second pillar' of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), promoting sustainable rural development. The rhetoric surrounding the Regulation emphasized decentralized, participative delivery and a territorial and multi-sectoral focus - relatively new and unfamiliar principles for the CAP. Evidence from a European study of RDR Programmes is used to evaluate how this experiment has performed in the initial years, highlighting the need for further institutional adaptation to enable effective delivery. The relevance of lessons learned in the design and delivery of EU regional policy is also highlighted. The prospects for more effective adaptation are assessed in the light of the most recent sets of CAP reforms. Dwyer J., Ward N., Lowe P. et Baldock D. (2007) Le developpement rural europeen sous le deuxieme pilier de la Politique agricole commune: conservatisme institutionnel et innovation, Regional Studies 41, 873-887. La Reglementation communautaire en faveur du developpement rural (RDR) a ete lancee en 2002 en tant que le 'deuxieme pilier' de la Politique agricole commune (Pac), pronant le developpement rural durable. Le discours qui a entoure cette reglementation a souligne une mise en oeuvre decentralisee et participative, et un point de mire territorial et a plusieurs secteurs - des principes relativement nouveaux et inhabituels a la Pac. On se sert des preuves provenant d'une etude europeenne de la RDR afin d'evaluer les resultats de cette experience dans ses debuts, tout en soulignant la necessite d'autres adaptations institutionnelles pour faciliter une mise en oeuvre efficace. On souligne aussi l'importance des lecons tirees de la mise au point et de la mise en oeuvre de la politique regionale communautaire. A la lumiere des reformes de la Pac, on evalue les perspectives pour une adaptation plus efficace. Politique agricole commune Developpement rural Amenagement du territoire Apprentissage institutionnel Dwyer J., Ward N., Lowe P. und Baldock D. (2007) Europaische landliche Entwicklung unter der ,zweiten Saule' der Gemeinsamen Agrarpolitik: institutioneller Konservatismus und Innovation, Regional Studies 41, 873-887. Die EU-Verordnung fur landliche Entwicklung wurde im Jahr 2000 als neue ,zweite Saule' der Gemeinsamen Agrarpolitik (GAP) zur Forderung der nachhaltigen landlichen Entwicklung eingefuhrt. In der die Verordnung umgebenden Rhetorik wurden eine dezentralisierte, beteiligungsorientierte Umsetzung sowie ein territorialer und multisektoraler Fokus betont - relativ neue und unbekannte Prinzipien fur die GAP. Wir bewerten anhand von Belegen aus einer europaischen Studie uber die Programme der Verordnung fur landliche Entwicklung, zu welchen Ergebnissen dieses Experiment in den ersten Jahren gefuhrt hat, und verdeutlichen, dass fur eine wirkungsvolle Umsetzung eine weitere institutionelle Anpassung erforderlich ist. Ebenso heben wir die Relevanz der Lehren hervor, die beim Entwurf und der Umsetzung der EU-Regionalpolitik gezogen wurden. Die Chancen fur eine wirkungsvollere Anpassung werden angesichts der jungsten Reformen der GAP untersucht. Gemeinsame Agrarpolitik Landliche Entwicklung Regionalentwicklung Institutionelles Lernen Dwyer J., Ward N., Lowe P. y Baldock D. (2007) El desarrollo rural europeo bajo el 'segundo pilar' de la Politica Agricola Comun: conservadurismo e innovacion institucionales, Regional Studies 41, 873-887. El Reglamento de Desarrollo Rural (RDR) de la UE fue introducido en 2000 como el nuevo 'segundo pilar' de la Politica Agricola Comun (PAC), que fomenta el desarrollo rural sostenible. La retorica en torno a este Reglamento hacia hincapie en ofrecer una politica descentralizada y participativa y ponia su atencion en un enfoque territorial y multisectorial; unos principios relativamente nuevos y poco familiares para la PAC. Utilizamos ejemplos de un estudio europeo sobre los programas del RDR para evaluar como se ha desempenado este experimento durante los primeros anos, recalcando que para obtener buenos resultados, es necesario adaptarlo desde un aspecto institucional. Asimismo destacamos la importancia de las lecciones que se han aprendido en disenar y poner en practica la politica regional de la UE. Analizamos tambien las perspectivas para adaptarlas de un modo mas eficaz en vistas a las reformas mas recientes de la PAC. Politica Agricola Comun Desarrollo rural Desarrollo regional Aprendizaje institucional

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Regional Studies.

    Volume (Year): 41 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 7 ()
    Pages: 873-888

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:41:y:2007:i:7:p:873-888
    DOI: 10.1080/00343400601142795
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