By focusing on the wider process of negotiations, this novel volume presents the first systematic analysis of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The authors include outstanding scholars and relevant practitioners from across disciplines and various academic institutions around Europe and North America, but also from outside of the transatlantic basin. While presenting a thorough examination of the process of TTIP negotiations, the volume is divided into four parts with each part examining a broader theme and offering three or four shorter exploratory chapters that are accessible to academics, students, policy-makers and a wider audience.
The volume explores historical and theoretical aspects of TTIP (with chapters by Gamble, Keohane and Morse, Telò), the beginnings of the TTIP talks and the role of individual actors (Mayer, Novotná, Dür and Lechner, Strange), TTIP’s possible knock-on effects and consequences for third parties (Aggarwal and Evenett, Duchesne and Ouellet, Zhang, Ponjaert) as well as impact on multilateral institutions and regimes complexes (Mavroidis, Mortensen, Meunier and Morin, Pauwelyn).
The authors highlight dynamics which underline the relationship between the United States and the European Union and argue that TTIP promises to have vast implications not just for economics but global governance and international system.
About the Author
Jean-Frédéric Morin is Associate Professor at Laval University and Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy and Transnational Interaction.
Tereza Novotná is a GR:EEN and FNRS Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Institute for European Studies, Université libre de Bruxelles.
Frederik Ponjaert is Researcher and Lecturer at the Institute for European Studies at Université libre de Bruxelles and the KU Leuven and Associate Lecturer in Comparative Regionalism at SciencesPo, Paris.
Mario Telò is Emeritus President of the Institute for European Studies, Université libre de Bruxelles and Professor of European Institutions and International Relations at ULB and LUISS University, Rome.
Table of Contents
Contents: Foreword; Introduction, Tereza Novotná, Jean-Frédéric Morin, Frederik Ponjaert and Mario Telò. Part I Theoretical and Historical Context: Multipolarity and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Andrew Gamble; Counter-multilateralism, Robert O. Keohane and Julia C. Morse; Transatlantic partnership and global governance from the EU’s perspective, Mario Telò. Part II Negotiations, Actors and Agencies: Between ‘NATO for trade’ and ‘pride in angst’: the German TTIP debate and its spill-over into wider transatlantic concerns, Hartmut Mayer; EU institutions, Member States and TTIP negotiations: the balance of power and EU foreign policy, Tereza Novotná; Business interests and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Andreas Dür and Lisa Lechner; Implications of TTIP for transnational social movements and international NGOs, Michael Strange. Part III Knock-On Effects and Unintended Consequences for Third Parties: An open door? TTIP and accession by third countries, Vinod K. Aggarwal and Simon J. Evenett; The EU and the US at the WTO, Erick Duchesne and Richard Ouellet; China’s perspective: the perception of TTIP by an emerging third party, Zhang Xiaotong; From noodle bowls to alphabet soup: the interactions between TTIP, TPP and the Japan-EU Free Trade Agreement, Frederik Ponjaert. Part IV Impact on Multilateral Institutions and Regime Complexes: Let’s stick together: the TTIP, the WTO and WTO 2.0, Petros C. Mavroidis; WTO oversight over bilateral agreements: from a notification to an examination process?, Jens L. Mortensen; No agreement is an island: negotiating TTIP in a dense regime complex, Sophie Meunier and Jean-Frédéric Morin; Taking the preferences out of preferential trade agreements: TTIP as a provider of public goods?, Joost Pauwelyn. Bibliography; Index.