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.

Land inequality, government ideology and agricultural protection / A. Olper. - In: FOOD POLICY. - ISSN 0306-9192. - 32:1(2007 Feb), pp. 67-83. [10.1016/j.foodpol.2006.03.009]

Land inequality, government ideology and agricultural protection

A. Olper
Primo
2007

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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.
Land Inequality ; Ideology ; Political Economy ; Agricultural Protection
Settore AGR/01 - Economia ed Estimo Rurale
feb-2007
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