Pathways from Preferential Trade Book

Pathways from Preferential Trade


  • Author : T. Heron
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-10-16
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137307927

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Pathways from Preferential Trade Excerpt :

Tony Heron examines recent global policy responses to the erosion of non-reciprocal tariff and quota preferences caused trade liberalizing by focusing on a sample of small, middle income countries which have historically enjoyed favourable access to OECD markets.

Pathways from Preferential Trade Book

Pathways from Preferential Trade


  • Author : T. Heron
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 1349455741

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Pathways from Preferential Trade Excerpt :

Tony Heron examines recent global policy responses to the erosion of non-reciprocal tariff and quota preferences caused trade liberalizing by focusing on a sample of small, middle income countries which have historically enjoyed favourable access to OECD markets.

The Pacific Alliance in a World of Preferential Trade Agreements Book

The Pacific Alliance in a World of Preferential Trade Agreements


  • Author : Pierre Sauvé
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-06-29
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319784649

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The Pacific Alliance in a World of Preferential Trade Agreements Excerpt :

This volume focuses on one of the most innovative deep integration constructs, The Pacific Alliance, which aims at expanding the frontiers of trade and investment governance in Latin America. It draws on a conference held at Externado University in Bogota, Colombia, in November 2015, bringing together leading scholars, practitioners and officers of public, regional and international organisations interested in a critical analysis of the Alliance, its distinctiveness and likely future directions. The volume features contributions from the multi-disciplinary lens of law, political science and economics. The Pacific Alliance, comprising Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, aims through a participatory and consensual manner to promote the free circulation of goods, services, capital and persons among its members, and to secure deep economic integration through collaboration across a broader set of policy areas than typically obtains in more traditional preferential trade agreements. This volume is of interest to policy makers and staff of international organizations involved in trade and investment negotiations, international economic governance in general as well as faculty, researchers and graduate students of these topics and of international political economy and comparative regionalism.

Trade Integration as a Pathway to Development  Book

Trade Integration as a Pathway to Development


  • Author : World Bank
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-10-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN 10 : 9781464815164

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Trade Integration as a Pathway to Development Excerpt :

After a period of rapid economic growth associated with high commodity prices, the Latin America and Caribbean region has again entered a phase of lackluster performance. Overall this slowdown seems more self-inflicted than imported, and the outlook for the region is not encouraging either. A tepid export response constrains the prospect of growing through external demand whereas limited fiscal space leaves little room to stimulate domestic demand. The outlook could deteriorate further if the international environment became less conducive. This report explores whether inward-looking development strategies could be one of the reasons for slow growth in Latin America and the Caribbean. Trade barriers are higher than in other developing regions, and while numerous preferential trade agreements have been signed, many of them are intra-regional. The report shows that South-North agreements are associated with increases in economic complexity and faster economic growth than South-South agreements. It illustrates the point by assessing the economic, social, spatial and environmental impacts of two major: South-North agreements signed over the last year.

Sustainable Development in Africa EU relations Book

Sustainable Development in Africa EU relations


  • Author : Mark Langan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-10-05
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351181945

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Sustainable Development in Africa EU relations Excerpt :

The European Union has been one of the most vocal advocates of ‘sustainable development’, particularly in its dealings with developing countries. Even prior to the formulation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the EU has insisted upon the need for sustainable approaches to poverty reduction and economic growth in the Global South. When examining EU relations with African countries as part of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group, however, it becomes clear that the translation of Europe’s sustainability discourse into practice is highly problematic. Notably, there are concerns that the EU’s free market approach to development – embodied in its EPA trade deals – is incompatible with genuine, pro-poor forms of sustainable growth. Moreover, the EU is often seen as a hegemonic actor whose trade and aid interventions in Africa often do more to perpetuate poverty than to ameliorate it. This book casts a critical light on Africa-EU relations with regards to the EU’s sustainability pledges. It does this through looking at an array of issues – not least trade, aid, the environment, and democratic institutions. In this vein, the book poses a challenge to EU trade and development discourse in the era of the UN SDGs. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue in Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal.

African Perspectives on Trade and the WTO Book

African Perspectives on Trade and the WTO


  • Author : Patrick Low
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-29
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107174474

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African Perspectives on Trade and the WTO Excerpt :

Twenty-first century Africa is in a process of economic transformation, but challenges remain in areas such as structural reform, governance, commodity pricing and geopolitics. This book looks into key questions facing the continent, such as how Africa can achieve deeper integration into the rules-based multilateral trading system and the global economy. It provides a range of perspectives on the future of the multilateral trading system and Africa's participation in global trade and underlines the supportive roles that can be played by multilateral and regional institutions during such a rapid and uncertain transition. This volume is based on contributions to the Fourth China Round Table on WTO Accessions and the Multilateral Trading System, which took place just before the World Trade Organization's Tenth Ministerial Conference in Nairobi in December 2015.

Power in North South Trade Negotiations Book

Power in North South Trade Negotiations


  • Author : Peg Murray-Evans
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-10-10
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351588867

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Power in North South Trade Negotiations Excerpt :

Advancing a constructivist conceptual approach, this book explains the surprising outcome of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the European Union and developing countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (the ACP countries). Despite the EU’s huge market power, it had limited success with the EPAs; an outcome that confounds materialist narratives equating trade power with market size. Why was the EU unable to fully realise its prospectus for trade and regulatory liberalisation through the EPA negotiations? Emphasising the role of social legitimacy in asymmetrical North–South trade negotiations, Murray-Evans sets the EPAs within the broader context of an institutionally complex global trade regime and stresses the agency of both weak and strong actors in contesting trade rules and practices across multilateral, regional and bilateral negotiating settings. Empirical chapters approach the EPA process from different institutional angles to explain and map the genesis, design, promotion and ultimately limited impact of the EU’s ambitious prospectus for the EPAs. This volume will be particularly relevant to students and scholars of international trade and development and the EU as an international actor, as well as those researching international political economy, African politics and international trade law.

Expert Knowledge in Global Trade Book

Expert Knowledge in Global Trade


  • Author : Erin Hannah
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-08-27
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317659587

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Expert Knowledge in Global Trade Excerpt :

This book explores tensions in global trade by examining the role of experts in generating, disseminating and legitimating knowledge about the possibilities of trade to work for global development. To this end, contributors assess authoritative claims on knowledge. They also consider structural features that uphold trade experts' monopoly over knowledge, such as expert language and legal and economic expertise. The chapters collectively explore the tensions between actors who seek to effect change and those who work to uphold the status quo, exacerbate asymmetries, and reinforce the dominant narrative of the global trade regime. The book addresses the following key overarching research questions: Who is considered to be a trade expert and how does one become a knowledge producer in global trade? How do experts acquire, disseminate and legitimate knowledge? What agendas are advanced by expert knowledge? How does the discourse generated within trade expertise serve to close off alternative institutional pathways and modes of thinking? What potential exists for the emergence of more emancipatory global trade policies from contemporary developments in the field of trade expertise? This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of IPE, Trade Politics, International Relations, and International Organizations.

The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary International Political Economy Book

The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary International Political Economy


  • Author : Timothy M. Shaw
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-12-19
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 718
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137454430

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The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary International Political Economy Excerpt :

Published 35 years after Palgrave Macmillan’s landmark International Political Economy (IPE) series was first founded, this Handbook captures the state of the art of contemporary IPE. It draws on the series’ history of focusing on the oft-neglected study of the global South. Providing interdisciplinary perspectives from scholars hailing from the global North and South, the Handbook illustrates the theoretical innovations and empirical richness necessary to explain today’s ever-changing world. This is a world in which the global South and North are not only being transformed by the end of bipolarity and the rise of the BRICS, but also by diverse global crises and growing cross-border challenges. It is a world where human development, governance and security are becoming ever more elusive, where, profoundly altered by the rise of new technologies, the structure of relations between nations itself is changing, becoming increasingly interconnected, both digitally and physically. Understanding these issues is of critical importance to better anticipate current and future global transformations. This Handbook is the ideal primer for all scholars, practitioners and policy makers looking to do so.

China s Policymaking for Regional Economic Cooperation Book

China s Policymaking for Regional Economic Cooperation


  • Author : Yang Jiang
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-11-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137347602

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China s Policymaking for Regional Economic Cooperation Excerpt :

Using first-hand interview data, Yang Jiang reveals the key trends of China's trade and financial politics after its WTO accession. In particular, she highlights the influence of competing domestic interests, government agencies and different ideas on China's foreign economic policy.

The Limits to Capital in Spain Book

The Limits to Capital in Spain


  • Author : G. Charnock
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-02-18
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137319944

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The Limits to Capital in Spain Excerpt :

Spain is at the epicentre of a crisis that threatens the future of the Eurozone. This book explains the deep historical and structural roots of the current crisis in Spain. It analyses the nexus between European circuits of financial capital, urbanisation, and the emergent dynamics of state austerity and popular revolt.

Towards a New Political Economy of Development Book

Towards a New Political Economy of Development


  • Author : G. Strange
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-30
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137277374

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Towards a New Political Economy of Development Excerpt :

The author examines new development strategies in the context of globalisation and the crisis of the Washington Consensus. Critiquing both protectionism and the free market he points to the influence and evolution of Keynesian ideas for the management and stabilisation of development in an era marked by the unravelling of neoliberal prosperity.

Dirty Cities Book

Dirty Cities


  • Author : L. Talani
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-10-29
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137343154

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Dirty Cities Excerpt :

This volume uncovers the relations between globalization and dirty dealings in urban settings, focusing on some capital cities and on the relations between underground and overground dynamics all over the globe. It aims to provide a new take on the dark side of globalization.

Iceland and the International Financial Crisis Book

Iceland and the International Financial Crisis


  • Author : Eirikur Bergmann
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-01-30
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137332004

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Iceland and the International Financial Crisis Excerpt :

Eirikur Bergmann explains the exceptional case of Iceland's fantastical boom, bust and rapid recovery after the Crash of 2008 and explores the lessons for the wider EU crisis and for over-reaching economies that over-rely on financial markets.

Migrant Remittances in South Asia Book

Migrant Remittances in South Asia


  • Author : M. Rahman
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-11-25
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137350800

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Migrant Remittances in South Asia Excerpt :

This volume provides theoretical treatments of remittance on how its development potential is translated into reality. The authors meticulously delve into diverse mechanisms through which migrant communities remit, investigating how recipients engage in the development process in South Asia.