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The new regionalism and policy interdependence

Baccini, Leonardo and Dür, Andreas (2012) The new regionalism and policy interdependence. British Journal of Political Science, 42 (1). pp. 57-79. ISSN 0007-1234

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S0007123411000238


Since 1990, the number of preferential trade agreements has increased rapidly. The argument in this article explains this phenomenon, known as the new regionalism, as a result of competition for market access; exporters facing trade diversion because of their exclusion from a preferential trade agreement concluded by foreign countries push their governments into signing an agreement with the country in which their exports are threatened. The argument is tested in a quantitative analysis of the proliferation of preferential trade agreements among 167 countries between 1990 and 2007. The finding that competition for market access is a major driving force of the new regionalism is a contribution to the literature on regionalism and to broader debates about global economic regulation.

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Additional Information: © 2011 Cambridge University Press
Divisions: International Relations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2012 09:41
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2023 06:48

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