Negotiating Trade Liberalization in Argentina and Chile

Negotiating Trade Liberalization in Argentina and Chile : When Policy creates Politics

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How do international negotiations affect domestic politics? Starting in the 1990s, countries throughout Latin America embarked on many and simultaneous negotiations. On the shifting ground of widening and deepening trade agendas and diverse arenas, what factors determined trade politics? This book examines the domestic political dynamics triggered by South-South, North-South and multilateral agendas in Argentina and Chile between 1990 and 2005. Using a much-needed cross-negotiation and cross-country comparative perspectives, and through detailed empirical analyses of several key negotiations, it proposes an explanation that emphasizes the interplay between international negotiations and domestic trade politics, taken as the result of the complex and dynamic interdependencies and interrelations between state and society. Informed by interviews with public officials, businesses and civil society, the analysis reveals that variation in the depth of agendas, the distributional effects and the uncertainty of political outcomes all have important consequences for domestic preference formation, collective action strategies and types of relationships. Given this, the variety of negotiations, when considered separately and comparatively, show that South-South, North-South and multilateral processes promote different patterns of trade politics. In sum, although national specificities and historical legacies are important, the book argues that trade policy comes first in creating domestic politics in Latin more

Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19.05mm | 430.91g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 black & white illustrations, 8 black & white tables, 1 black & white line drawings
  • 1138949264
  • 9781138949263
  • 2,214,216

Review quote

"This volume examines the interaction between domestic and international negotiations in trade politics. With its focus on Argentina and Chile it provides an important empirical contribution to the debate." - Eugenia da Conceicao-Heldt, Technical University of Munich "This book offers a major contribution to our understanding of how international trade negotiations South-South, North-South, and multilateral affect domestic trade politics. Andrea Bianculli delivers a clear and engaging account of Argentina and Chile at a historic turning point in Latin America s trade relations." - Soo Yeon Kim, National University of Singapore "show more

About Andrea C. Bianculli

Andrea C. Bianculli is Juan de la Cierva-Incorporacion Fellow at Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI). Her research crosses international and comparative political economy, and lies in the areas of global and regional governance, trade, regulation and development, with a particular focus on Latin more

Table of contents

Table of Contents List of Figures List of Tables List of Abbreviations Acknowledgements Part I: Making sense of trade: Arguments and politics Chapter 1: The contours of trade politics Chapter 2: Unravelling trade politics: A cross-negotiation perspective Part II: Latin America in a complex web of trade negotiations Chapter 3: Trade politics in Latin America: Institutional legacies and political dynamics Chapter 4: Trade politics in Argentina Chapter 5: Trade politics in Chile Part III: When policy creates trade politics Chapter 6: Trade politics in comparative perspective Chapter 7: Trade politics in Latin America. Past lessons, future challenges Appendix 1: Breakdown of interviews Appendix 2. List of trade agreements signed by Argentina and Chile (1990-2005) Indexshow more