Skip navigation

Political debates and agricultural policies: Discourse coalitions behind the creation of Brazil’s Pronaf

Political debates and agricultural policies: Discourse coalitions behind the creation of Brazil’s Pronaf

Ghinoi, Stefano ORCID: 0000-0002-9857-4736, Wesz Junior, Valdemar João and Piras, Simone (2018) Political debates and agricultural policies: Discourse coalitions behind the creation of Brazil’s Pronaf. Land Use Policy, 76. pp. 68-80. ISSN 0264-8377 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.04.039)

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)

Abstract

The literature on rural development focuses on the socio-economic effects of agricultural support policies; the process of policy design, however, is devoted less attention. Identifying policy coalitions may help provide clarity on the motivations behind a given agricultural support system. Using Discourse Network Analysis, this paper studies the debates preceding the approval of the National Program for Strengthening Family Agriculture (Pronaf) in Brazil in the Nineties. This represented a relevant overturn of the preceding policy framework. Two coalitions that opposed each other have been identified: while large farm business associations favoured measures to enhance productivity, movements comprising of family farmers aimed at introducing credit instruments for small producers. The strong pressure from social movements was key to the adoption of Pronaf. However, findings suggest that the Workers’ Party, which found itself in a less conflicting position, played a brokerage role in the negotiation of the final policy package.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agricultural support; Policy-making; Discourse Network Analysis; Brazil; Pronaf
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC)
Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC) > Centre for Business Network Analysis (CBNA)
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2021 12:41
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/28697

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item