Anthropological Journal of European Cultures
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Anthropological Journal of European Cultures

(formerly: Anthropological Yearbook of European Cultures)

Editor: Ullrich Kockel, Intercultural Research Centre, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland

Volume 25 / 2016, 2 Issues per volume (spring, autumn)

Subjects: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, European Studies

ANNOUNCEMENT: Editorship and Changes to Editorial Team


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Introduction: Remaking Rural Landscapes in Twenty-first Century Europe

Tracey Heatherington


The management of agriculture has long played a key role in efforts to remake European borders, landscapes and identities. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has been a centrepiece of European collaboration and debate since the first steps were taken to establish the European Community after the Second World War. Launched by the Treaty of Rome in 1957, it was first designed to regulate the agricultural market and protect food security across the original six member states of France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. With successive European enlargements and ongoing transformations in the world agricultural markets, the CAP has been in continual negotiation.