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Rapeseed Politics: Views of Sweden and Poland on the EU CAP


  • Georgine M. Kryda

    (University of the Pacific, California, USA)

  • Amanda Svensson

    (University of the Pacific, California, USA)


Should candidate countries for membership in the European Union (EU) concentrate on supranational policies or on national interests in accession negotiations? We contrast Sweden’s focus on the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy with Poland’s protection of its domestic farmers against the backdrop of the burgeoning, global market for rapeseed. Our findings suggest that candidate countries should follow the road of liberal intergovernmentalism by considering the structure of strategic international markets and the power (both market and political) of existent EU member states in addition to the perceived benefits of EU-level policies.

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  • Georgine M. Kryda & Amanda Svensson, 2002. "Rapeseed Politics: Views of Sweden and Poland on the EU CAP," Zagreb International Review of Economics and Business, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, vol. 5(Special C), pages 53-68, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:zag:zirebs:v:5:y:2002:i:sci:p:53-68

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    Common Agricultural Policy (CAP); European Union (EU); Poland; Rapeseed; Sweden;

    JEL classification:

    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy


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