Revisiting the UK and Ireland’s Transatlantic Economic Relationship with the United States in the 21st Century

Beyond Sentimental Rhetoric

  • Anne Groutel
  • Marie-Christine Pauwels
  • Valérie Peyronel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. The UK’s and Ireland’s Economic Relationship with the United States: A ‘Living Entity’

  3. Transatlantic Cross-Influences, Cooperation and Competition

  4. Perspectives and Challenges

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 231-247

About this book


This book revisits the economic relationship that ties the UK and Ireland to the United States in the aftermath of the greatest economic crisis of the past fifty years. When considering recent developments to these economic links, it appears that oppositional forces are at work. On one hand, globalization and the rise of new economic powers may undermine the ties. Besides, Ireland’s and the UK’s European Union membership could also loosen their economic ties with the US. Conversely, the future Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement may well strengthen trade and investment links between the US and Europe.

Are the economic bonds between the US, the UK and Ireland waning, as some pundits purport? Or are those claims overstated? Could their economic relationship simply be going through a process of change? Although there may not be a single and straightforward answer to these questions, the authors seek to address these issues and provide insight into the changing dynamics of this historic economic relationship.


Special Relationship Investment Cooperation Competition Globalization The European Union The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Services Industry Financial Crisis Emerging Countries

Editors and affiliations

  • Anne Groutel
    • 1
  • Marie-Christine Pauwels
    • 2
  • Valérie Peyronel
    • 3
  1. 1.Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne UniversityFrance
  2. 2.Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense UniversityFrance
  3. 3.Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 UniversityFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-58549-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-58550-9
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