Domestic Politics and International Relations in US-Japan Trade Policymaking: The GATT Uruguay Round Agricultural Negotiations

Overview

To what extent do domestic politics affect the agreement reached in an international trade negotiation? In order to address this question, Christopher C. Meyerson develops an approach to analyzing the relationship between domestic politics and international relations in trade policymaking. This approach is used to analyze both American and Japanese trade policymaking and US-Japan trade negotiations, especially during the GATT Uruguay Round agriculture negotiations between 1986 and 1994. Meyerson not only develops...

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Overview

To what extent do domestic politics affect the agreement reached in an international trade negotiation? In order to address this question, Christopher C. Meyerson develops an approach to analyzing the relationship between domestic politics and international relations in trade policymaking. This approach is used to analyze both American and Japanese trade policymaking and US-Japan trade negotiations, especially during the GATT Uruguay Round agriculture negotiations between 1986 and 1994. Meyerson not only develops an innovative approach to the analysis of the relationship between domestic politics and international relations in trade policymaking, but also, using publicly available GATT documents and publications, US Congressional hearings and Japanese-language sources, provides a strong narrative description of the roles of the United States and Japan in the GATT Uruguay Round agriculture negotiations.

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"Meyerson's book provides valuable insights...The depth and thoroughness of its theoretical analyses are captivating. The structure of the book is very straightforward and accessible...[I]t is of relevance to those with a special interest in international agricultural policies, US-Japan economic relations and IR theory"—Millennium: Jourbanal of International Studies
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403907998
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/3/2004
  • Series: International Political Economy Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher C. Meyerson is an attorney who received a JD from Columbia Law School and MPhil in Political Science from Columbia University, as well as an LLM from Kyoto University Faculty of Law, Japan.

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
• List of Abbreviations
• Introduction
• Domestic Politics and International Relations in US-Japan Trade Policymaking
• The GATT Uruguay Round Agriculture Negotiations
• The US and the Uruguay Round Agriculture Negotiations
• Japan and the Uruguay Round Agriculture Negotiations
• US-Japan Trade Policymaking During the Uruguay Round Agriculture Negotiations
• Conclusion
• Notes
• Select Bibliography
• Index

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