Regionalism, Multilateralism, and the Politics of Global Trade

Regionalism, Multilateralism, and the Politics of Global Trade

By: Donald D. Barry (editor), Ronald C. Keith (editor), Rt. Hon. Joe Clark (preface_author)Hardback

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Two seemingly antithetical forces -- globalization and regionalism -- are shaping the contemporary world economy. Globalization is accelerating interdependence on a worldwide basis. Regionalism attempts to harness the pressures of globalization through strengthened collaboration among states, most notably in Europe through the European Union, in North America through NAFTA, and in Asia Pacific through APEC. The rise of regionalism and an emerging interregional politics has stimulated a lively debate about whether regionalism supports or undermines the global trading system. The essays in Regionalism, Multilateralism, and the Politics of Global Trade reflect this debate and give it focus. The contributors, all recognized experts, explore the changing relationship between regionalism and multilateralism and examine the implications for national policy in a global trading system. Their discussion centres on four interrelated themes: the changing nature of regionalism, emerging patterns of interregional relations, the evolving relationship between regionalism and multilateralism, and the implications for state policy (particularly for Canada). This rich and diverse collection of essays provides new insights into the complex and changing relationships between states and regions within the global trading order. They will be of interest to professors and students of international relations, political economy, and trade law, as well as public policy makers, NGOs, and trade policy analysts.

About Author

Donald Barry is professor of political science at the University of Calgary. His publications include Canada's Department of External Affairs: Coming of Age, 1946-1968, with John Hilliker (1995); and Toward a North American Community? Canada, the United States, and Mexico (1995). Ronald C. Keith is professor and head of the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary. His publications include Law and Justice in China's Market Place (forthcoming); China's Struggle for the Rule of Law (1994); The Diplomacy of Zhou Enlai (1989); and Energy, Security and Economic Development in East Asia (1986).


Preface / Rt. Hon. Joe Clark Acknowledgments Acronyms Introduction: Changing Perspectives on Regionalism and Multilateralism / Donald Barry and Ronald C. Keith Part 1: Regionalism, Globalism, and the State 1. A Matter of Synergy: The Role of Regional Agreements in the Multilateral Trading Order / Michael Hart 2. Regionalism and the Evolving Global Trade System / Gilbert R. Winham 3. Globalization, Regionalism, and the Analysis of Domestic Public Policy / William D. Coleman and Anthony Perl Part 2: Dynamics of Regional Integration 4. The European Union as a Regional System / Charles C. Pentland 5. The Dynamics of Integration in the Americas: A Look at the Political Economy of NAFTA Expansion / Robert K. McCleery 6. APEC's Evolving Trade Structure / Steve Chan Part 3: Interregional Relations 7. The European Union and the United States: A New Balance of Influence in the Global Political Economy / Carolyn Rhodes 8. North American-Asian Relations, Asian Regionalism, and the Future of Asia Pacific Regionalism / Charles E. Morrison 9. ASEM: Toward the Institutionalization of the East Asia-Europe Relationship? / Richard Higgott Part 4: Whither Canada? 10. Thinking Globally, Acting Regionally: Assessing Canada's Response to Regionalism / Tom Keating 11. The Pursuit of Economic Architecture by Diplomatic Means: The Case of Canada in Europe / Denis Stairs 12. Playing by the "Rules"? Canada's APEC Policy / Ronald C. Keith and Patricia L. Maclachlan Part 5: Summing Up 13. A World of Regions, or a Single Trade Order? / Charles F. Doran Contributors Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780774807517
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 332
  • ID: 9780774807517
  • weight: 580
  • ISBN10: 0774807512

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