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Title Handbook of international trade agreements : country, regional and global approaches / edited by Robert E. Looney
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
book jacket
 RCHSS Library  K4600 H37 2019    AVAILABLE    30560400654965
Descript xxx, 461 pages ; 26 cm
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Series Routledge international handbooks
Routledge international handbooks
Note International trade has, for decades, been central to economic growth and improved standards of living for nations and regions worldwide. For most of the advanced countries, trade has raised standards of living, while for most emerging economies, growth did not begin until their integration into the global economy. The economic explanation is simple: international trade facilitates specialization, increased efficiency and improved productivity to an extent impossible in closed economies. However, recent years have seen a significant slowdown in global trade, and the global system has increasingly come under attack from politicians on the right and on the left. The benefits of open markets, the continuation of international co-operation, and the usefulness of multilateral institutions such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have all been called into question. While globalization has had a broadly positive effect on overall global welfare, it has also been perceived by the public as damaging communities and social classes in the industrialized world, spawning, for example, Brexit and the US exit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.The purpose of this volume is to examine international and regional preferential trade agreements (PTAs), which offer like-minded countries a possible means to continue receiving the benefits of economic liberalization and expanded trade. What are the strengths and weaknesses of such agreements, and how can they sustain growth and prosperity for their members in an ever-challenging global economic environment?
Preface -- Introduction / Robert E. Looney -- Regional trade agreements : myths and misconceptions / Kati Suominen -- The WTO and regional/bilateral trade agreements / Kimberly Ann Elliott -- International agreements on intellectual property rights : TRIPS and beyond / Keith E. Maskus -- The spread of international trade agreements : a dynamics towards the 'spaghetti bowl' phenomenon? / Zakarina Sorgho -- The economic effects of FTAs / Holger Breinlich -- Trade agreements and economic development / Christopher Stevens -- The investment component of trade agreements / Wolfgang Alschner -- Trade agreements and national security : an economic approach / Ryan Garcia and Jonathan Lipow -- Economic reform and service liberalization in developing countries : can preferential trade agreements help? / Leonardo Baccini -- Gender rights and trade agreements / Sophia Price -- Trade agreements and the environment / Inkyoung Kim -- Neoliberal globalization and its opponents / Anne L. Clunan -- NAFTA / Robert A. Blecker -- CAFTA-DR : diverging trajectories and uneven development / Mary Finley-Brook -- CARICOM / Lester Henry -- Mexico's approach to preferential agreements / Luz Maria de la Mora Sanchez -- CETA / Kurt Hübner -- Mercosur / Walter Antonio Desiderá Neto -- The Pacific Alliance / Gian Luca Gardini -- ALBA / Asa Cusak -- The European Union / Christian Schweiger -- TTIP / Christopher Scherrer -- EFTA / Marius Vahl and Aslak Berg -- Eastern Partnership countries / Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso -- Trade agreements and regional integration : the European Union after Brexit / Annette Bongardt and Francisco Torres -- The GCC trade agreements : regional integration challenges and opportunities / Joseph A. Kéchichian -- Liberalization without integration : Egypt and PTAs (1990-2010) / Amr Adly -- The African Union and the European Union : trade reciprocity and/or economic development? / Mark Langan -- ECOWAS : an economic commitment that needs political strengthening / Osaore Aideyan -- SADC : towards a deepr and wider union? / Donald L. Sparks -- COMESA : a case study / B. Seetanah, R. V. Sannassee, S. Fauzel and Paul Okiira Okwi -- R CEP and Asian economic integration / Ganeshan Wignaraja -- The TPP : origins and outcomes / Jeffrey J. Schott -- Japan's approach to preferential trade agreements / Gregory P. Corning -- Australia's approach to PTAs / Richard Pomfret
Subject Commercial treaties
Foreign trade regulation
International trade
Commercial treaties. fast (OCoLC)fst00869654
Foreign trade regulation. fast (OCoLC)fst00931923
International trade. fast (OCoLC)fst00977128
Handelsvertrag gnd
Auǥnhandelsrecht gnd
Internationales Handelsrecht gnd
Alt Author Looney, Robert E., editor
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