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February 06, 2006

[SSJ: 4032] Publication of New Book

From: Aurelia George Mulgan
Date: 2006/02/06

Dear all,

I would like to announce the publication of my new book:


JAPAN'S AGRICULTURAL POLICY REGIME
(Nissan Institute/Routledgecurzon, January 2006)

By
Aurelia George Mulgan

Japan¹s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), as the primary architect of state policy on agriculture, has sought to maintain levels of bureaucratic intervention in the farm sector by managing the process of Oreform¹. This book examines the evolution of Japanese agricultural policy in the postwar period, particularly from the 1970s onwards when both domestic and external pressures for reform began to intensify.

I explain how the MAFF has safeguarded its institutional capacity to intervene by accommodating both the public interest in agricultural policy reform and vested interests in maintaining agricultural support and protection. The book offers a major reinterpretation of agricultural policy, examining how the MAFF¹s role as an Ointervention maximiser¹ has been redefined to generate the appearance rather than the substance of reform.

JAPAN'S AGRICULTURAL POLICY REGIME will appeal to political economy specialists and political
scientists, and those with an interest in Japanese politics, agricultural policy and bureaucratic institutions.


Aurelia George Mulgan
Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of New South Wales
ADFA
Canberra
AUSTRALIA 2600

Approved by ssjmod at February 6, 2006 03:35 PM