Protecting the protected: The Greek agricultural policy network

Neil Collins, Leonidas Louloudis

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This article employs the concept of policy networks to examine a major area of policy‐making and provide fresh insights into Greek politics. It questions the extent to which policy‐making in the Greek agricultural sector can be usefully typified as pluralist or corporatist. The authors conclude that the weakness and vulnerability of the state to the demands of the co‐operatives, in particular, suggests that the sectoral corporatist model understates the level of mutual dependency. The rhetoric of clientelism disguises the reality that the government no longer occupies a clearly superior position in the network but shares policy‐making powers with other societal institutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-114
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of European Public Policy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1995


  • Agricultural
  • Corporatism
  • Greece
  • Networks
  • Pluralism
  • Politics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration

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