The Political Economy of Regionalism

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-As preferential trade agreements have proliferated, modern economists have turned their attention to the compelling question of the potential they hold for damaging the multilateral world trading system premised on nondiscrimination instead. By contrast, Mansfield and Milner, two of their generation's most creative political scientists, lead a distinguished team to explore the reasons why this proliferation has occurred. The result is an exceptionally insightful volume that both economists and political ...
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Overview

-As preferential trade agreements have proliferated, modern economists have turned their attention to the compelling question of the potential they hold for damaging the multilateral world trading system premised on nondiscrimination instead. By contrast, Mansfield and Milner, two of their generation's most creative political scientists, lead a distinguished team to explore the reasons why this proliferation has occurred. The result is an exceptionally insightful volume that both economists and political scientists cannot afford to ignore. -Jagdish Bhagwati -Columbia University
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Jagdish Bhagwati
As preferential trade agreements have proliferated, modern economists have turned their attention to the compelling question of the potential they hold for damaging the multilateral world trading system premised on nondiscrimination instead. By contrast, Mansfield and Milner, two of their generation's most creative political scientists, lead a distinguished team to explore the reasons why this proliferation has occurred. The result is an exceptionally insightful volume that both economists and political scientists cannot afford to ignore.
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Edward D. Mansfield is associate professor of political science at Ohio State University.

Helen V. Milner is professor of political science at Columbia University.

Columbia University Press

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Contributors
1 The Political Economy of Regionalism: An Overview 1
2 Regionalism in Asia and the Americas 20
3 The Political Economy of Currency Regions 50
4 Industries, Governments, and the Creation of Regional Trade Blocs 77
5 Regional Agreements as Clubs: The European Case 107
6 Dispute Settlement in International Trade: Regionalism and Procedural Coordination 134
7 Systemic Sources of Variation in Regional Institutionalization in Western Europe, East Asia, and the Americas 164
8 The Political Economy of Major-Power Trade Flows 188
9 Regionalizing Europe's Security: The Case for a New Mitteleuropa 209
Bibliography 239
Index 261
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