Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
SOIL, 7, 495–509, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-495-2021
SOIL, 7, 495–509, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-495-2021

Original research article 04 Aug 2021

Original research article | 04 Aug 2021

Application of the governance disruptions framework to German agricultural soil policy

Bartosz Bartkowski et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on soil-2021-16', Anonymous Referee #1, 28 Apr 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Bartosz Bartkowski, 10 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on soil-2021-16', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Bartosz Bartkowski, 10 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Revision (10 May 2021) by Giacomo Certini
AR by Bartosz Bartkowski on behalf of the Authors (25 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 May 2021) by Giacomo Certini
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (14 Jun 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (25 Jun 2021)
ED: Revision (25 Jun 2021) by Giacomo Certini
AR by Bartosz Bartkowski on behalf of the Authors (29 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (30 Jun 2021) by Giacomo Certini
ED: Publish as is (08 Jul 2021) by John Quinton(Executive Editor)
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Short summary
We use a holistic framework to analyze how agricultural policy in Germany affects the sustainability of soil management. We look at the adequacy of policy targets, objects (i.e. drivers of soil degradation), instruments, assumptions about farmers' behaviour, and the coherence among these four dimensions. We find deficits in each dimension, particularly object and instrument adequacy. Agricultural soil policy in Germany lacks depth and coherence, and the role of biomass demand is neglected.