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The influence of policy networks on policy output. A comparison of organic farming policy in the Czech Republic and Poland

Moschitz, Heidrun and Stolze, Matthias (2010) The influence of policy networks on policy output. A comparison of organic farming policy in the Czech Republic and Poland. Food Policy, 35, pp. 247-255.

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Summary

Although, at the time of accession to the EU, organic farming policies formally were equally developed in the Czech Republic and Poland, a closer investigation reveals some variation. This paper takes a policy network perspective to explore the policy differences between these two countries. Common network themes are used to link networks with policy output. It is argued that the capacity of the organic sector and its structural organization, its cohesion, and the relationship between organic interest groups and the government affect the political discourse, and, in consequence, how organic farming policy is elaborated.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:Central and Eastern European countries Poland Czech Republic Organic farming Policy networks Policy output
Subjects: Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
"Organics" in general > Country reports > Europe
Research affiliation: European Union > Organic Farming Policy EU-CEE-OFP
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Socio-Economics > Agripolicy
ISSN:0306-9192
DOI:10.1016/j.foodpol.2009.12.009
Deposited By: Moschitz, Heidrun
ID Code:17070
Deposited On:06 May 2010 10:23
Last Modified:06 May 2010 10:37
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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