Skip to main content

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Regionalism, Multilateralism, and the Politics of Global Trade

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).

332 pages

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. Winham

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. Pentland

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

Be the first to know

Get the latest updates on new releases, special offers, and media highlights when you subscribe to our email lists!

Sign up here for updates about the Press