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Varietals of Capitalism: A Political Economy of the Changing Wine Industry

Xabier Itçaina, Antoine Roger, and Andy Smith


This book shows that politics is an omnipresent part of the economics of wine and of economic activity in general. Based on a four-year research project encompassing fieldwork in France, Spain, Italy, and Romania, the book examines the causes and effects of a radical reform adopted at the EU level in 2008. Regulatory change politically transformed the rationale of EU support to the wine industry, from shaping the supply side to encouraging producers to adapt to the demands of a supposedly “new consumer.” To explain the adoption and impact of the reform, the book develops an analytical framewor ... More

Keywords: wine industry, EU reform, historical institutionalism regulationist economics, Bourdieu's field theory, public policymaking, capitalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781501700439
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501700439.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Xabier Itçaina, author
University of Bordeaux

Antoine Roger, author

Andy Smith, author