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Author Lawrence, Robert Z., 1949-

Title Regionalism, multilateralism, and deeper integration / Robert Z. Lawrence
Published Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution, [1996]


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Description xxvii, 158 pages ; 24 cm
Series Integrating national economies
Integrating national economies.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Globalization and the Demand for Deeper Integration -- 3. The Impact of Regional Arrangements -- 4. System Dynamics -- 5. European Regional Arrangements -- 6. North America and Beyond -- 7. Asia and the Pacific -- 8. Rules for Preferential Trading Arrangements -- 9. Conclusion -- Comments / Louka T. Katseli and Yung Chul Park
Summary Over the past decade, international economic liberalization has been pursued through both multilateral and regional arrangements. In the Uruguay Round, more than one hundred governments pledged their commitment to greater open trade in goods and services, and established new rules under the enforcement of the World Trade Organization. At the same time, however, many regional arrangements have been negotiated - including the European Union and the North American Free Trade Agreement. Nonetheless, controversy still rages about these arrangements. Are regional arrangements stumbling blocks or, in fact, building blocks for a more integrated and successful international economy? In this book, part of the Brookings Integrating National Economies series, Robert Z. Lawrence addresses this question and explains both sides of the raging debate
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references ( pages 143-150) and index
Subject Free trade -- Case studies.
International economic integration -- Case studies.
International economic integration -- Case studiew
Regionalism -- Case studies.
Author Brookings Institution.
LC no. 95026205
ISBN 0815751818 (alk. paper)
0815751826 (alk. paper)