Trading blocs

Trading blocs

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Global commerce is rapidly organizing around regional trading blocs in North America, Western Europe, Pacific Asia, and elsewhere--with potentially dangerous consequences for the world trading system. Professor Kerry Chase examines how domestic politics has driven the emergence of these trading blocs, arguing that businesses today are more favorably inclined to global trade liberalization than in the past because recent regional trading arrangements have created opportunities to restructure manufacturing more efficiently. Trading Blocs is the first book to systematically demonstrate the theoretical significance of economies of scale in domestic pressure for trading blocs, and thereby build on a growing research agenda in areas of political economy and domestic politics. qChase has written a superb book that provides us with an innovative and compelling explanation for the development of trading blocs.q --Vinod Aggarwal, Director, Berkeley APEC Study Center, University of California, Berkeley Kerry A. Chase is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Tufts precisely as trade restrictions were being phased out at the national level and harmonized across the EC. ... At first, EC firms sought tough rules of origin to block new investors from sharing in the benefits of completing the single ... and PSA Group pressed the French government to treat Nissan Bluebirds manufactured in Britain as Japanese imports on the grounds ... In 1987, the Committee of European Copier Manufacturers (CECOM) complained that Japanese affiliates wereanbsp;...

Title:Trading blocs
Author:Kerry A. Chase
Publisher:Univ of Michigan Pr - 2005


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