Competitive Regionalism: FTA Diffusion in the Pacific Rim by M. SolísCompetitive Regionalism: FTA Diffusion in the Pacific Rim by M. Solís

Competitive Regionalism: FTA Diffusion in the Pacific Rim

EditorM. Solís

Hardcover | July 8, 2009

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Despite abundant scepticism about their economic benefits, Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have proliferated at a rapid pace. Policy diffusion models explain how different sets of preferential trade agreements are interconnected and establish under what conditions FTAs can work for or against the emergence of coherent regional blocs.
MIREYA SOLlS is Associate Professor at the School of International Service of American University, Washingston D.C., USA. She is the author of Banking on Multinationals (2004) and co-editor of Cross-Regional Trade Agreements (2008).   BARBARA STALLINGS is William R. Rhodes Research Professor at the Watson Institute for International S...
Title:Competitive Regionalism: FTA Diffusion in the Pacific RimFormat:HardcoverDimensions:289 pagesPublished:July 8, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Explaining FTA proliferation: A Policy Diffusion Framework--M.Sols & S.N.Katada * PART I: THEMATIC CHAPTERS * Exclusion Fears and Competitive Regionalism in East Asia--S.Urata *
Political-Security Competition and the FTA Movement: Motivations and Consequences--M.M.Mochizuki * Competitive Regionalism through Bilateral and Regional Rule Making: Standard Setting and Locking-In--J.Nakagawa * PART II: THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE * The US as a Bilateral Player: The Impetus for Asymmetric Free Trade Agreements--C.Quiliconi & C.Wise * Chile: A Pioneer in Trade Policy--B.Stallings * Competitive Regionalism and Mxicos FTA Strategy--A.Flores-Quiroga * PART III: EAST ASIA * Singapore and ASEANs Competitive Regionalism in Southeast Asia and Beyond--T.Terada * South Koreas FTAs: Moving from an Emulative to a Competitive Strategy--M.G.Koo * Japans Competitive FTA Strategy: Commercial Opportunity versus Political Rivalry--M.Solis * Chinas Competitive FTA Strategy: Realism on a Liberal Slide--J.Yang * Conclusion: Free Trade Agreements in a Competitive World--B.Stallings& S.N.Katada *
Bibliography * Index

Editorial Reviews

"Why have free trade agreements proliferated at an unprecedented rate since the World Trade Organization was established? Solis, Stallings and Katada and their contributors seek to answer this important question in this theoretically-sophisticated volume. A must read for anyone interested in the current evolution of the global trade system." - John Ravenhill, Australian National University