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dc.contributor.authorDesker, Barryen_US
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-02T05:35:18Z-
dc.date.available2022-03-02T05:35:18Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationDesker, B. (2004). In defence of FTAs : from purity to pragmatism in East Asia. Pacific Review, 17(1), 3-26. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0951274042000182393en_US
dc.identifier.issn0951–2748en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10356/155481-
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses the shift in East Asia from a focus on multilateral trade liberalization through the WTO to a pragmatic approach since 1999 favouring bilateral and regional FTAs while continuing to support the WTO system. It is argued that such FTAs are a second-best option compared to WTO agreements. However, while economists may seek the ideal solution, governments will focus on the politically attainable, especially as new multilateral agreements require lengthy negotiations beyond the life span of governments. As the WTO negotiating process has become bogged down, even once sceptical governments in East Asia are turning to FTAs. It is contended that such FTAs could form a lattice network within and across regions. In this context, the paper discusses the underlying security rationale for the conclusion of FTAs, highlighting the nexus between security interests and international economic policy in East Asia.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofPacific Reviewen_US
dc.rights© 2004 Taylor & Francis Ltd. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subjectSocial sciences::Economic theory::International tradeen_US
dc.subjectSocial sciences::Political science::International relationsen_US
dc.titleIn defence of FTAs : from purity to pragmatism in East Asiaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.schoolS. Rajaratnam School of International Studiesen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/0951274042000182393-
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-2342646917-
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.volume17en_US
dc.identifier.spage3en_US
dc.identifier.epage26en_US
dc.subject.keywordsFree Trade Agreementsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsWTOen_US
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