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Regionalism, Multilateralism, and Economic Integration The Recent Experience
Edited by Gary P. Sampson and Stephen Woolcock
ISBN 92-808-1083-9
  378 pages
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    In recent years, the central question relating to regional trade agreements has been whether or not they have led to a new form of economic cooperation by promoting deeper integration in the regulatory structures of the participating countries. The answer to this question has profound implications for the future of multilateral cooperation through the World Trade Organization (WTO) and international economic relations generally. Regionalism, Multilateralism, and Economic Integration examines a number of very different regional agreements and finds that there is no one model for what constitutes deeper integration. [READ MORE...]

    Gary P. Sampson was appointed Director at the GATT in 1987 and in 1995 Director at the WTO. He is presently Professor of International Economic Governance at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the United Nations University and Senior Counsellor at the WTO. He teaches at the Melbourne Business School and INSEAD in France. Stephen Woolcock is a Lecturer in International Relations at the London School of Economics, where he teaches international political economy, economic diplomacy, and the politics of international trade. He also helps to run the International Trade Policy Unit at the LSE, which conducts research on current trade issues and runs in service programmes for trade negotiators.

    Part 1: Setting the Scene Introduction A Framework of Analysis for Regulatory Policy in Regional Trade Agreements Part 2: Case Studies in Regional Agreements Association Agreement between the EU and Poland EU Mexico Agreements Euro Mediterranean Agreements NAFTA Chile Canada Free Trade Agreement Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Forum Part 3: Horizontal Case Studies Food Safety and Eco-Labeling Regulations Regulations Confronting Trade in Services Part IV: Conclusions Policy Implications

    Gary Sampson Stephen Woolcock Luk van Langenhoven Brigid Gavin Magnus Feldman Joakim Reiter Tomas Baert Julius Sen Sebastian Herreros Grant Isaac Bertrall Ross

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