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

Edward D. Mansfield and Helen V. Milner

Abstract

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 Agreement. These agreements foster economic integration among member states by enhancing their access to one another's markets. Yet despite the importance of PTAs to international trade and world politics, until now little attention has been focused on why governments choose to join them and how governments design them. This book offers valuable new insights into the political economy of PTA formation. Many ... More

Keywords: preferential trading arrangements, global political economy, North American Free Trade Agreement, European Union, economic integration, international trade

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691135298
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691135298.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward D. Mansfield, author
University of Pennsylvania

Helen V. Milner, author
Princeton University