United States Foreign Economic Policy-making: An Analysis of the Use of Food Resources 1972-1980

1st Edition

Kenneth A. Gold

Published July 31, 2019
Reference - 354 Pages
ISBN 9780367275785 - CAT# K425858
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Food Supply and Policy

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This book develops an analytical framework for understanding United States foreign agricultural policy through a "state interest" approach, and describes and analyses seven cases of food policy decisions through this perspective which shows that decision makers sought on most occasions to utilise US food resources to accomplish foreign policy objectives. A fundamental aspect of the statist approach is the recognition that those sectors representing the interest of the state will inevitably confront other actors in the policy process who are likely pursuing conflicting objectives. This book looks at contemporary circumstances in the formulation of US agricultural policy, in particular those alterations that occurred beginning in 1972. It offers an analysis of the nature of foreign economic policy and outlines the re-emergence of economics as an important component of US foreign policy, and an analysis of the concept of "food power".

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