The European Union and Multilateral Trade Governance
The Politics of the Doha Round
By Arlo Poletti
Routledge – 2012 – 182 pages
Series: Routledge/GARNET series
What role does the EU play in WTO trade negotiations? What are the implications for the EU of the expansion of the international trade agenda that has taken place in the last fifteen years? The European Union and Multilateral Trade Governance examines the EU's role in global economic governance and the negotiations of the Doha Round.
The book provides a comprehensive overview of the EU’s role in the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations. The empirical study is grounded in a theoretically driven discussion, in order to understand trade politics dynamics in the present international economic system.
By providing both conceptual and empirical arguments, the volume provides an innovative perspective on the analysis of the EU as a global economic influence. The European Union and Multilateral Trade Governance will be of interest to students and scholars of European Union politics and international political economy.
Introduction 1. Making Sense of Multiple Trade Politics 2. Pressure Politics in Agricultural Negotiations 3. Deliberative Politics in Trade-and-Competition Negotiations 4. Civil Politics in Trade and Environment Negotiations 5. Executive Politics in Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Negotiations 6. Conclusion
Arlo Poletti is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science of the University of Antwerp, Belgium.