The dynamics of institutional balancing is the predominant factor prompting East Asian countries to move to mega-FTAs. Rather than seeking mega-FTAs purely on the basis of economic benefits, these countries, particularly major powers, have attempted to form mega-FTAs to counter the target state’s vision of the regional architecture.
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Research Article| December 01 2016
Institutional Balancing and the Politics of Mega-FTAs in East Asia
Asian Survey (2016) 56 (6): 1055–1076.
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Seungjoo Lee; Institutional Balancing and the Politics of Mega-FTAs in East Asia. Asian Survey 1 December 2016; 56 (6): 1055–1076. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.6.1055
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