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The EU and the New Trade Bilateralism

21st Century Trade, 1st Edition

Edited by Finn Laursen, Christilla Roederer-Rynning


160 pages

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Hardback: 9780367181970
pub: 2019-03-19

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International trade policy, including the trade policies of the European Union (EU), has become controversial in recent years. This book illuminates the politicised process of the EU’s contemporary trade negotiations.

The book uses the notion of ‘contentious market regulation’ to examine contemporary EU Free-Trade Agreements (FTAs) with industrialised countries: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the USA (TTIP), the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Canada (CETA), the EU-South Korea Agreement (KOREU), and the EU’s agreement with Japan (EU-Japan). It also analyses cross-cutting issues affecting trade policy, such as business dimensions, social mobilisation, parliamentary assertion, and investment.

This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of European Integration.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the new EU FTAs as contentious market regulation

Finn Laursen and Christilla Roederer-Rynning

2. Business dimensions of EU’s new FTAs

Jacques Pelkmans

3. The new trade deals and the mobilisation of civil society organizations: comparing EU and US responses

Laurie A. Buonanno

4. National parliaments and the new contentiousness of trade

Christilla Roederer-Rynning and Morten Kallestrup

5. The new politics of trade negotiations: the case of the EU-Korea FTA

Sunghoon Park

6. EU and trade policy-making: the contentious case of CETA

Kurt Hübner, Anne-Sophie Deman and Tugce Balik

7. TTIP: contentious market regulation

Roberto Dominguez

8. The new politics of trade: EU-Japan

Hitoshi Suzuki

9. The European Union and the space-time continuum of investment agreements

Sophie Meunier and Jean-Frédéric Morin

10. European trade policy in interesting times

Alasdair R. Young

About the Editors

Finn Laursen is Honorary Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Southern Denmark. His current research focuses on the EU as a marine and maritime policy actor and he has published widely on Ocean Politics, European Integration, and Comparative Regional Integration. He is a Senior Editor of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, with responsibility for EU Politics and Comparative Regional Integration.

Christilla Roederer-Rynning is Professor with special responsibilities in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Southern Denmark. Her current research focuses on the role of parliamentary actors in EU politics and the role of trilogues in the EU’s law-making process. Her work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of European Public Policy, the Journal of Common Market Studies, West European Politics, and the Journal of European Integration.

About the Series

Journal of European Integration Special Issues

The Journal of European Integration book series is designed to make the Special Issues accessible to a wider audience. All of the themes covered by the Special Issues and the series are carefully selected with regard to the topicality of the questions addressed in the individual volumes, as well as to the quality of the contributions. The result is a series of books that are sufficiently short to appeal to the curious reader, but that also offer ample depth of analysis to appeal to the more specialist reader, with contributions from leading academics.

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