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Regionalism in Global Trade
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Regionalism in Global Trade

9781843768173 Edward Elgar Publishing
Dilip K. Das, Professor, SolBridge International School of Business, South Korea
Publication Date: 2004 ISBN: 978 1 84376 817 3 Extent: 240 pp
This comprehensive book addresses one of the most important aspects of international trade, namely, regional trade and regional integration agreements (RIAs). The focus of intense global interest and debate over the last decade, RIAs have become an integral and enduring aspect of the multilateral trading regime. Dilip K. Das analyzes the latest trends, evaluates the pattern and gauges the progress of regional integration in the global economy over the post-war, and especially the contemporary, periods.

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This comprehensive book addresses one of the most important aspects of international trade, namely, regional trade and regional integration agreements (RIAs). The focus of intense global interest and debate over the last decade, RIAs have become an integral and enduring aspect of the multilateral trading regime. Dilip K. Das analyzes the latest trends, evaluates the pattern and gauges the progress of regional integration in the global economy over the post-war, and especially the contemporary, periods.

At present approximately half of the world’s trade is intra-RIA. Virtually all 146 members of the World Trade Organization are partners in at least one RIA, and several are part of two or more. While some economists believe that this proliferation of RIAs should be welcomed, others are less sanguine and emphasize the importance and primacy of multilateral trade liberalization.

Dilip K. Das examines whether regionalism has a rightful place in a rapidly globalizing world economy. The role of RIAs in the global trading system is explored as well as their role in promoting economic development, their welfare implications and whether they adversely affect the global trading system. The principal foci of the book include the impact of RIAs’ market access provisions and trade regulatory functions on international trade relations.

Academics, researchers, and students in the areas of economics, international political economy, political science, international relations, regionalism, and business will find this timely volume of great interest.
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‘This volume is comprehensive, well organized, and eminently readable, with an excellent, comprehensive bibliography. Highly recommended.’
– I. Walter, Choice
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Contents: Preface 1. Globalism versus Regionalism 2. Rationale, Motivation and Welfare Implications 3. New Regionalism: The Evolving Landscape 4. RIAs and the Global Trading System 5. Regionalism in Asia-Pacific 6. Regionalism in the Western Hemisphere Bibliography Index
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