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Power Multiplied or Power Restrained? the United States and Multilateral Institutions in the Americas

Hal Klepak

in US Hegemony and International Organizations: The United States and Multilateral Institutions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199261437
eISBN:
9780191599309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261431.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The central argument is that US power, once established as predominant in the hemisphere, has been nothing short of decisive in the founding, nature, and functioning of the regional multilateral ... More


A Freer Hand to Promote Free Trade: Fast Track from Nixon to G. W. Bush

Jasmine Farrier

in Congressional Ambivalence: The Political Burdens of Constitutional Authority

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813192628
eISBN:
9780813135496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813192628.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the institutional developments surrounding the 30-year history of the fast-track trade implementation process that have a similarity to the BRAC commissions and tell an ... More


Votes, Vetoes, and the Political Economy of International Trade Agreements

Edward D. Mansfield and Helen V. Milner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135298
eISBN:
9781400842537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135298.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Preferential trading arrangements (PTAs) play an increasingly prominent role in the global political economy, two notable examples being the European Union and the North American Free Trade ... More


The European Union and South Korea: The Legal Framework for Strengthening Trade, Economic and Political Relations

James Harrison (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748668601
eISBN:
9780748684335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668601.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The past decade has witnessed a proliferation of bilateral and regional cooperation in all parts of the world. The European Union (EU) and South Korea have both been involved in this trend. In 2010, ... More


Preferential Trade Agreements

Petros C. Mavroidis

in The Regulation of International Trade: GATT

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262029841
eISBN:
9780262333894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029841.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter focuses on preferential trade agreements, the second exception to the most favored nation clause. Unlike special and differential treatment, which is focused on providing benefits to ... More


Regional Economic Institutions in Latin America: Politics, Profits, and Peace

Jorge I. Domínguez

in Integrating Regions: Asia in Comparative Context

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804783644
eISBN:
9780804789301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783644.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Regional integration in North America (NAFTA) and southernmost South America (MERCOSUR) liberalized trade and was built on, or contributed to, interstate peace since 1990. Regional integration in ... More


Neoliberalism and its discontents

Paul Routledge and Andrew Cumbers

in Global Justice Networks: Geographies of Transnational Solidarity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076855
eISBN:
9781781702307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076855.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

A new global ‘movement’ has arisen over the past decade to confront global capitalism. The emergence of what has been termed the global justice movement (GJM) is the most significant development in ... More


Indonesian Visions of Regionalism: From Yudhoyono to Jokowi

Jürgen Rüland

in The Indonesian Way: ASEAN, Europeanization, and Foreign Policy Debates in a New Democracy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503602854
eISBN:
9781503604544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503602854.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

With the “leadership frame,” the chapter unearths a new interpretive frame of the Charter from 2009 onward, suggesting a gradual return of extant ideas of Indonesian foreign policymaking. The chapter ... More


The North American Idea: A Vision of a Continental Future

Robert A. Pastor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199782413
eISBN:
9780190252526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199782413.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

In its first seven years, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) tripled trade and quintupled foreign investment among the US, Mexico, and Canada, increasing its share of the world economy. ... More


Business and the ASEAN Charter

Jürgen Rüland

in The Indonesian Way: ASEAN, Europeanization, and Foreign Policy Debates in a New Democracy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503602854
eISBN:
9781503604544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503602854.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Economic interest groups proliferated after the end of the Suharto regime. They, too, became major stakeholders in foreign policy decisions, especially those with implications for the international ... More


Cross-Border Dreams: Mexico’s Growing Middle Class

Shannon K. O’Neil

in Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199390007
eISBN:
9780190252441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199390007.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the rise of the middle class in Mexico. It discusses the factors that have fueled the growth of Mexico’s middle class, including the economic reforms and privatization in the ... More


New Policies for North America’s Twenty-First Century: A Blueprint

Robert A. Pastor

in The North American Idea: A Vision of a Continental Future

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199782413
eISBN:
9780190252526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199782413.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter offers a blueprint of twenty proposals that could be the building blocks of a North American Community. They are grouped into four broad areas dealing with: the North American economy; ... More


The year 1966 and the revival of the IRA ‘threat’

Matt Treacy

in The IRA 1956-69: Rethinking the Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084720
eISBN:
9781781700068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084720.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Dáil passed the Anglo-Irish Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on January 7, 1966 by 66 votes to 19. The Labour Party opposed the measure and Fine Gael abstained. The Wolfe Tone Society congratulated the ... More


India’s and China’s Economic Standing in Asia: The Political Economy of India’s Look East Policy

Frédéric Grare

in India Turns East: International Engagement and US-China Rivalry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190859336
eISBN:
9780190872595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859336.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Although entwined with other motivations, the primary objective of the Look East Policy was and remains economic. Indian policy makers felt the need to bridge the gap caused by China’s twelve years ... More


A Piñata for Pandering Pundits and Politicians

Robert A. Pastor

in The North American Idea: A Vision of a Continental Future

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199782413
eISBN:
9780190252526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199782413.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter begins with an assessment of the relationship between the US, Canada, and Mexico. It then discusses the hopes and fears of NAFTA; concerns over the possible loss of US sovereignty due to ... More


Who Speaks for North America?

Robert A. Pastor

in The North American Idea: A Vision of a Continental Future

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199782413
eISBN:
9780190252526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199782413.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter begins with a review of the stereotypes that characterize Americans, Canadians, and Mexicans. It then addresses the question of whether Canadians and Mexicans are anti-American, and ... More


Transcending the Borders

Robert A. Pastor

in The North American Idea: A Vision of a Continental Future

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199782413
eISBN:
9780190252526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199782413.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the spread and deepening of North America. It is about a continental market that is being constructed—a market that is not just a place where goods are bought and sold, but ... More


Speed Bumps, Potholes, and Roadblocks on the North American Superhighway

Robert A. Pastor

in The North American Idea: A Vision of a Continental Future

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199782413
eISBN:
9780190252526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199782413.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses how North America's problems are speed bumps (new 9/11 restrictions); potholes (the failure to maintain or build roads and infrastructure); roadblocks (policies that prevent ... More


A North American Community: A Vision

Robert A. Pastor

in The North American Idea: A Vision of a Continental Future

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199782413
eISBN:
9780190252526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199782413.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the need for a North American Community. Issues such as drugs, violence, economic progress, immigration, border security, and trade problems cannot be effectively addressed by ... More


Outsourcing Social Welfare: How Migrants Replaced the State during Mexico’s Market Transition

Roy Germano

in Outsourcing Welfare: How the Money Immigrants Send Home Contributes to Stability in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190862848
eISBN:
9780190862879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862848.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Economy

What does it mean to say that austerity has caused the burden for providing social welfare to shift from governments to international migrants? This chapter reports findings from fieldwork I ... More


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