Regionalism, Multilateralism, and the Politics of Global Trade

Edited by Donald Barry & Ronald Keith
Categories: International economics, Economics, Economics, Finance, Business and Management
Publisher: UBC Press
Hardcover : 9780774807517, 332 pages, November 1999

Table of contents

Preface / Rt. Hon. Joe Clark



Introduction: Changing Perspectives on Regionalism and
Multilateralism / Donald Barry and Ronald C. Keith

Part 1: Regionalism, Globalism, and the State

1. A Matter of Synergy: The Role of Regional Agreements in the
Multilateral Trading Order / Michael Hart

2. Regionalism and the Evolving Global Trade System / Gilbert R.

3. Globalization, Regionalism, and the Analysis of Domestic Public
Policy / William D. Coleman and Anthony Perl

Part 2: Dynamics of Regional Integration

4. The European Union as a Regional System / Charles C.

5. The Dynamics of Integration in the Americas: A Look at the
Political Economy of NAFTA Expansion / Robert K. McCleery

6. APEC's Evolving Trade Structure / Steve Chan

Part 3: Interregional Relations

7. The European Union and the United States: A New Balance of
Influence in the Global Political Economy / Carolyn Rhodes

8. North American-Asian Relations, Asian Regionalism, and the Future
of Asia Pacific Regionalism / Charles E. Morrison

9. ASEM: Toward the Institutionalization of the East Asia-Europe
Relationship? / Richard Higgott

Part 4: Whither Canada?

10. Thinking Globally, Acting Regionally: Assessing Canada's
Response to Regionalism / Tom Keating

11. The Pursuit of Economic Architecture by Diplomatic Means: The
Case of Canada in Europe / Denis Stairs

12. Playing by the "Rules"? Canada's APEC Policy /
Ronald C. Keith and Patricia L. Maclachlan

Part 5: Summing Up

13. A World of Regions, or a Single Trade Order? / Charles F.




The essays in Regionalism, Multilateralism, and the Politics of
Global Trade reflect this debate and give it focus. The
contributors, all recognized experts, explore the changing relationship
between regionalism and multilateralism and examine the implications
for national policy in a global trading system. Their discussion
centres on four interrelated themes: the changing nature of
regionalism, emerging patterns of interregional relations, the evolving
relationship between regionalism and multilateralism, and the
implications for state policy (particularly for Canada).