This introduction chapter questions why institutions matter for the organisation of the rural policies and agricultural markets and why the sector is an interesting case for institutional economics. Given decreasing market support, new consumer concerns and the widening of policy scope to rural development, it is stated that the interplay between policies and institutional arrangements becomes more important. The complex institutional system of multi-agency, government interaction and the specificity of its goods makes the sector attractive for new institutional economics research. Three main areas of interest structure the book: policy implementation, market and supply organisation and management of natural resources and rural systems.
|Titel||Role of institutions in rural policies and agricultural markets|
|Editors||G. Van Huylenbroeck, W. Verbeke, L. Lauwers|
|Uitgeverij||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV|
|ISBN van geprinte versie||0444517596|
|Publicatiestatus||Gepubliceerd - 2004|