This paper presents an empirical investigation of how agricultural land ownership inequality and government ideology (right-wing vs. left-wing) affect agricultural protection. Theoretically the links are quite ambiguous, switching from positive to negative depending on the structure of the underlying political economic model - i.e. pressure groups vs. median voter approach. The data show, overall, that protection is decreasing in land inequality and with left-wing government orientation, but not in a linear fashion: left-wing governments tend to support agriculture in more unequal societies. There is some evidence that the relationship holds better in democracies than in dictatorships.
|Titolo:||Land inequality, government ideology and agricultural protection|
OLPER, ALESSANDRO (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||Land Inequality ; Ideology ; Political Economy ; Agricultural Protection|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore AGR/01 - Economia ed Estimo Rurale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||feb-2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.foodpol.2006.03.009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|