The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Limits on negotiating behind the border barriers

Item Type Journal paper

This special issue focuses on the difficulties of negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), with contributions by scholars from different perspectives. This introductory article briefly examines the trend to mega-FTAs of which TTIP is a leading example. It then reviews the contributions to this special issue, drawing on an analytical approach that reflects extant work on transnational and transgovernmental relations. This approach, we contend, helps to understand the stark mismatch between the desire of some parties to negotiate binding trade rules on behind-the-border regulatory policies in certain key sectors of national economies and the progress made in TTIP talks. We then highlight the significance of some key actors in a case study of failed E.U. attempts to include financial sector reforms and associated regulatory processes in TTIP.

Authors Evenett, Simon J. & Aggarwal, Vinod
Journal or Publication Title Business and Politics
Language English
Subjects business studies
political science
Institute/School SIAW - Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research
ES - Executive School of Management, Technology and Law
SEPS - School of Economics and Political Science
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HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SEPS - Economic Policy
Date September 2017
Publisher Carfax
Volume 19
Number 4
Page Range 549-572
Number of Pages 23
ISSN 1469-3569
Depositing User David Schork
Date Deposited 18 Dec 2017 14:12
Last Modified 19 Dec 2017 11:32


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Evenett, Simon J. & Aggarwal, Vinod (2017) The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Limits on negotiating behind the border barriers. Business and Politics, 19 (4). 549-572. ISSN 1469-3569

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