© 1997

Airbus Industrie

Conflict and Cooperation in US-EC Trade Relations


Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Steven McGuire
    Pages 1-14
  3. Steven McGuire
    Pages 26-47
  4. Steven McGuire
    Pages 68-90
  5. Steven McGuire
    Pages 91-112
  6. Steven McGuire
    Pages 113-135
  7. Steven McGuire
    Pages 136-158
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 177-224

About this book


This book examines an event that never happened - a trade war between the US and the EC in respect of the civil aircraft builder, Airbus Industrie. By understanding this trade dispute, the author casts light on broader issues of international cooperation by focusing on the bilateral trade negotiations that took place between 1979 and 1992. He considers the role played by aerospace firms, the GATT and the transatlantic alliance in shaping this cooperative outcome.


Abstract conflict cooperation economy Europe international cooperation International Political Economy political economy war

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Loughborough UniversityLeicestershireEngland

About the authors

STEVEN McGUIRE is a Research Fellow in the Department of European Studies at Loughborough University: he previously taught at Coventry University. He received his doctorate from the University of Oxford. His teaching and research interests are in international political economy, especially the world aerospace industry and European industrial policy.

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