This special issue focuses on the rise of mega-FTAs—which involve efforts to liberalize trade across geographical regions with a multiplicity of countries—in the Asia-Pacific. We examine how the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in this region have faced political resistance as negotiators attempt to address behind-the-border issues.
Introduction: The Rise of Mega-FTAs in the Asia-Pacific
Vinod K. Aggarwal is Travers Family Senior Faculty Fellow and Professor in the Department of Political Science, Affiliated Professor in the Haas School of Business, and Director of the Berkeley Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center at the University of California, Berkeley. He also served as a Global Scholar at Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea, from 2012 to 2016. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Vinod K. Aggarwal; Introduction: The Rise of Mega-FTAs in the Asia-Pacific. Asian Survey 1 December 2016; 56 (6): 1005–1016. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.6.1005
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