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Author Schirm, Stefan A., 1963-

Title Globalization and the new regionalism : global markets, domestic politics and regional cooperation / Stefan A. Schirm
Published Cambridge : Polity, 2002


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Description xii, 234 pages ; 23 cm
Contents The weaknesses of regional integration theories -- The global markets approach in explaining cooperation -- Methodology and the empirical plausibility of the hypotheses -- Global financial markets -- Global production and foreign direct investment -- World trade -- Conclusion : crises, interests, and instruments -- Liberalization strategies in the single market project "1992" -- France -- Germany -- Great Britain -- The European level -- Liberalization strategies in the common market of the South -- Argentina -- Excursus : transnational banks and the international monetary fund -- Brazil -- Liberalization strategies in the North American Free Trade Agreement -- Mexico -- United States -- Empirical results : preference and the global markets approach -- Theoretical development of the global markets approach -- Implications for theories of regional integration and international relations
Summary "The European Single Market, NAFTA and Mercosur powerfully shape international relations and economic development; they also symbolize a shift in economic policy towards a world market-oriented and liberalizing strategy. Schirm argues that this new regionalism is essentially a result of the impact of globalization on domestic politics. The increasing transnational mobility of private economic actors alters the costs and benefits of economic policy options for governments as well as the interests of domestic groups. Globalization stimulates economic reforms whose economic efficiency and political acceptability are increased through regional cooperation. Globalization and the New Regionalism is innovative in three aspects: it offers a new theoretical approach to integration theory; it develops a distinct interpretative model for the impact of globalization on states; and it compares systematically the influence of globalization and the preferences for cooperation cross-regionally in Europe and the Americas. Case studies include the industrialized countries France, Germany, Great Britain and the United States, as well as the newly industrializing countries Argentina, Brazil and Mexico." -- BOOK JACKET.000
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject International economic relations.
International economic integration.
LC no. 2002001670
ISBN 0745629709 paperback
0745629695 cased