Protectionism and Global Production Networks

  • S. Javed Maswood
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


This chapter looks at the development of global production networks, the core of globalized production, and traces its origins both to neo-protectionism of the early 1980s and to the Plaza Accord of 1986. These developments in international political economy encouraged a sudden expansion of Japanese foreign direct investments, initially to the USA, and then to regional countries in East Asia. Along with new production facilities in export markets, Japanese companies also transferred their networked production technologies to other countries, which formed the basis of contemporary global production networks.


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  • S. Javed Maswood
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceAmerican University in CairoNew CairoEgypt

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