Beyond Economic Partnership Agreements: the European Union and the trade–development nexus

Carbone, M. and Orbie, J. (2014) Beyond Economic Partnership Agreements: the European Union and the trade–development nexus. Contemporary Politics, 20(1), pp. 1-9. (doi:10.1080/13569775.2014.882570)

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Abstract

Without disregarding them, this volume seeks to go beyond the controversial and extensively researched Economic Partnership Agreements to offer new perspectives on the evolution of the trade–development nexus in the European Union against dramatic changes in the international context. In particular, it focuses on the reform of the Generalised System of Preferences, the negotiation of various Preferential Trade Agreements, the application of trade sanctions, the allegedly ambitious agendas on decent work, Aid for Trade and aid untying, and the implications of the changing balance of power in global economic relations. Taking diverse approaches and, at times, reaching different conclusions, contributors directly or indirectly address one or more of the three general themes that are discussed in this introduction: differentiation, coherence, and norms.

Item Type:Articles (Editorial)
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Carbone, Professor Maurizio
Authors: Carbone, M., and Orbie, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Contemporary Politics
ISSN:1356-9775
ISSN (Online):1469-3631

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