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Carsten Daugbjerg

Carsten Daugbjerg


Professor of food and agricultural policy
He is a political scientist. His research focuses on agricultural policy reform and outcomes, agricultural trade negotiations in the World Trade Organization, public and private food standards in global trade, government interest group relations and environmental policy, focusing in particular on the politics of green taxation, agri-environmental regulation, organic food policies and biofuels policy. His recent research addresses global food security policy and governance. Theoretically, he works with theories of comparative public policy, in particular policy network and governance theories, historical institutionalism, ideational and policy paradigm theory and policy instrument theory. He has published widely on these issues in leading international journals, has had four books published, including Ideas, Institutions and Trade: The WTO and the Curious Role of EU Farm Policy in Trade Liberalization, Oxford University Press, 2009 (with Alan Swinbank), and has contributed with chapters to numerous edited books. He is a co-editor of Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning and a member of the editorial boards of Policy and SocietyPolicy StudiesJournal of European Public Policy and a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Public Policy.
He is on leave of absence from the Department but has maintained a part-time affiliation. Currently, he is a Professor in the Policy and Governance Program in the Crawford School of Public Policy, the Australian National University (ANU).

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