1st Edition

The Politics of Transatlantic Trade Negotiations TTIP in a Globalized World

    258 Pages
    by Routledge

    258 Pages
    by Routledge

    By focusing on the wider process of negotiations, this novel volume presents the first systematic analysis of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The authors include outstanding scholars and relevant practitioners from across disciplines and various academic institutions around Europe and North America, but also from outside of the transatlantic basin. While presenting a thorough examination of the process of TTIP negotiations, the volume is divided into four parts with each part examining a broader theme and offering three or four shorter exploratory chapters that are accessible to academics, students, policy-makers and a wider audience. The volume explores historical and theoretical aspects of TTIP (with chapters by Gamble, Keohane and Morse, Telò), the beginnings of the TTIP talks and the role of individual actors (Mayer, Novotná, Dür and Lechner, Strange), TTIP’s possible knock-on effects and consequences for third parties (Aggarwal and Evenett, Duchesne and Ouellet, Zhang, Ponjaert) as well as impact on multilateral institutions and regimes complexes (Mavroidis, Mortensen, Meunier and Morin, Pauwelyn). The authors highlight dynamics which underline the relationship between the United States and the European Union and argue that TTIP promises to have vast implications not just for economics but global governance and international system.

    Introduction, TerezaNovotná, Jean-FrédéricMorin, FrederikPonjaert, MarioTelò; Part I Theoretical and Historical Context; Chapter 1 Multipolarity and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, AndrewGamble; Chapter 2 Counter-multilateralism, Robert O.Keohane, Julia C.Morse; Chapter 3 Transatlantic Partnership and Global Governance from the EU’s Perspective, MarioTelò; Part II Negotiations, Actors and Agencies; Chapter 4 Between ‘NATO for Trade’ and ‘Pride in Angst’, HartmutMayer; Chapter 5 EU Institutions, Member States and TTIP Negotiations, TerezaNovotná; Chapter 6 Business Interests and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, AndreasDür, LisaLechner; Chapter 7 Implications of TTIP for Transnational Social Movements and International NGOs, MichaelStrange; Part III Knock-on Effects and Unintended Consequences for Third Part Ies; Chapter 8 An Open Door? TTIP and Accession by Third Countries, Vinod K.Aggarwal, Simon J.Evenett; Chapter 9 The EU and the US at the WTO, ErickDuchesne, RichardOuellet; Chapter 10 China’s Perspective, ZhangXiaotong; Chapter 11 From Noodle Bowls to Alphabet Soup, FrederikPonjaert; Part IV Impact on Multilateral Institutions and Regime Complexes; Chapter 12 Let’s Stick Together, Petros C.Mavroidis; Chapter 13 WTO Oversight over Bilateral Agreements, Jens L.Mortensen; Chapter 14 No Agreement is an Island, SophieMeunier, Jean-FrédéricMorin; Chapter 15 Taking the Preferences Out of Preferential Trade Agreements, JoostPauwelyn;


    Jean-Frédéric Morin is Associate Professor at Laval University and Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy and Transnational Interaction.

    Tereza Novotná is a GR:EEN and FNRS Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Institute for European Studies, Université libre de Bruxelles.

    Frederik Ponjaert is Researcher and Lecturer at the Institute for European Studies at Université libre de Bruxelles and the KU Leuven and Associate Lecturer in Comparative Regionalism at SciencesPo, Paris.

    Mario Telò is Emeritus President of the Institute for European Studies, Université libre de Bruxelles and Professor of European Institutions and International Relations at ULB and LUISS University, Rome.

    ’This volume addresses a crucial issue of global and interregional trade governance by including an international team of leading scholars from a variety of disciplines and viewpoints. Collectively the authors identify the major stakes and provide a comprehensive and highly competent overview of the main political implications of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations from both sides (North America and Europe), while keeping in mind the controversial interplay with global governance and emergent economies. Highly recommended for students, scholars, practitioners and informed citizens looking for critical and solid orientation in a very sensitive and uncertain matter.’ Pascal Lamy, President emeritus of the Paris-based think tank ’Notre Europe’, Jacques Delors Institute, former Director General of the World Trade Organization and European Commissioner for Trade

    ’TTIP promises to generate significant yet still uncertain implications for transatlantic relations, global governance and the international rules-based order. This volume breaks new ground by helping readers understand the theoretical aspects of TTIP, its meaning for the United States and Europe, and its impact on third countries and multilateral institutions.’ Daniel S. Hamilton, Johns Hopkins University SAIS, USA

    ’A timely, multi-disciplinary collection on an important subject, this volume will serve as a great starting point for students and scholars trying to make sense of the controversies surrounding the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.’ Amrita Narlikar, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Germany