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Path dependency and the CAP

Kay, Adrian

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Current frameworks for understanding the development of the CAP all suffer from having a static rather than a dynamic perspective. This paper considers whether the concept of path dependency can provide a corrective. However, the large majority or the empirical applications of the concept have been to institutional development at a macro, constitutional level rather than to specific public policies. This paper by defining the CAP as an institution and using the concept of path dependency is an...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorKay, Adrian
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:38:37Z
dc.identifier.issn1350-1763
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/23512
dc.description.abstractCurrent frameworks for understanding the development of the CAP all suffer from having a static rather than a dynamic perspective. This paper considers whether the concept of path dependency can provide a corrective. However, the large majority or the empirical applications of the concept have been to institutional development at a macro, constitutional level rather than to specific public policies. This paper by defining the CAP as an institution and using the concept of path dependency is an attempt to test the boundary of the existing literature. The advantages and difficulties of the concept with regard to understanding the CAP are critically assessed. The main difficulty is extending explanations or path dependency to accommodate major CAP reforms. However, in certain cases, the mechanisms of feedback loops and cumulative consequences which derive from a path dependency approach can be useful for explaining significant shifts in policy direction. Overall, the conclusion is that the concept can enrich our understanding of the development of the CAP.
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceJournal of European Public Policy
dc.subjectKeywords: CAP; Feedback loops; Historical institutionalism; Path dependency; Policy change; Reinforcement
dc.titlePath dependency and the CAP
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume10
dc.date.issued2003
local.identifier.absfor160510 - Public Policy
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4298648xPUB27
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationKay, Adrian, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage405
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage420
local.identifier.doi10.1080/1350176032000085379
dc.date.updated2015-12-07T10:39:57Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-0347386500
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