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Lobbyism in the EU. Organic farming and wind turbines

Svendsen, Gert Tinggaard (2008) Lobbyism in the EU. Organic farming and wind turbines. In: Lobbyism in the EU - Organic farming and wind turbines. [Submitted]

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Why are some green industries promoted less than others by political decision-makers? I try to solve this empirical puzzle by comparing the wind turbine industry (as a strongly promoted green industry) to organic farming (as a less promoted green industry) at the EU level. I argue, from a public choice approach, that one possible reason why the wind turbine industry has experienced more political benevolence than organic farming could be due to group size advantages at the meso level. If organic farming succeed in overcoming the collective action problem at the EU level,
it will probably benefit the individual organic farmer significantly in the form of more restrictive objectives at the EU level for organic products.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Green industries, lobbyism, wind turbine industry, organic farming, EU.
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Values, standards and certification > Regulation
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF III (2005-2010) > COP - Public policies and demand for organic food
Deposited By: Nielsen, Susanne Strandbjerg
ID Code:16136
Deposited On:14 Sep 2009 08:43
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:40
Document Language:English
Status:Submitted
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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