Module Identifier RS13110  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Professor Peter Midmore  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   22 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours  
Assessment Essay   1500 words   30%  
  Exam   1.5 Hours   70%  
  Resit assessment   Students who fail the module overall will be required to resit examinations and/or re-present failed coursework    

Brief description

This module will introduce the reasons for and the framework of government intervention in the countryside, in Britain and in Europe as a whole. Lectures will consider agricultural and rural policies, including protection, subsidisation, conservation and regional location incentrives for tourism and manufacturing industry. It will outline the working of fundamental economic relationships to identify the opportunities and problems these offer for the countryside, and the responses of policymakers.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

Transferable skills

Skills which will be developed and assessed:

Reading Lists

Brassley P. (1997) Agricultural economics and the CAP: an introduction. Blackwell Science
Hill B E and Ingersent K A. (1982) An economic analysis of agriculture. 2nd. Heinemann Educational Books
Midmore P and Hughes G O. (1996) Rural Wales: an economic and social perspective. Welsh Institute of Rural Studies
Organisation fo Economic Co-operation and Development. (1992) Business and jobs in the rural world. OECD
Strak J. (1989) Rural pluriactivity in the UK. NEDC
Tracy M. (1989) Government and agriculture in western Europe 1880 - 1988. 3rd. Harvester Wheatsheaf
Tracy M. (1993) Food and agriculture in a market economy. Belgium: Agricultural Policy Studies