Review of "Agricultural Policy Reform: Politics and Process in the EC and USA” by H. Wayne Moyer and Timothy E. Josling

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Kendrik, James G.
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In days gone by, Economics and Political Science were one. and the discipline was termed Political Economics. Here, it was recognized that acceptable economic theory was tempered by the political system in which the economy existed. The Mercantilism of England and the Netherlands was in direct conflict with the Physiocratic doctrines of France, yet each prospered in their own political environment-and could be studied separately as an integrated unit. Today, the separation of Economics and Political science can lead to frustration when an economic solution for the problems of one society is not perceived by another political system as appropriate. The main strength of the work by Moyer and Josling is a reunification of economics and political science to analyze the agricultural economic policies of the European Community (EC) and the United States of America (USA).