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.
1. Introduction: the new EU FTAs as contentious market regulation
Finn Laursen and Christilla Roederer-Rynning
2. Business dimensions of EU’s new FTAs
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
6. EU and trade policy-making: the contentious case of CETA
Kurt Hübner, Anne-Sophie Deman and Tugce Balik
7. TTIP: contentious market regulation
8. The new politics of trade: EU-Japan
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