The Free Trade Area of the Americas: the Hunt for the Hemispheric Grand Bargain

  • Diana Tussie
  • Ignacio Labaqui

Abstract

The Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) represents the grand bargain of the hemispheric project across the Americas. At the same time, as it has evolved from a largely technical to an increasingly political bargaining process, the FTAA has evidenced the extent to which neither regional integration, nor indeed globalization, are dynamics devoid of politics.

Keywords

Manifold Steam Income Explosive Hunt 

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