Competitive Regionalism

FTA Diffusion in the Pacific Rim

  • Mireya Solís
  • Barbara Stallings
  • Saori N. Katada

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Explaining FTA Proliferation: A Policy Diffusion Framework

    1. Mireya Solís, Saori N. Katada
      Pages 1-24
  3. Thematic Chapters

  4. The Western Hemisphere

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Barbara Stallings
      Pages 118-138
    3. Aldo Flores-Quiroga
      Pages 139-157
  5. East Asia

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 252-289

About this book


Despite abundant scepticism about their economic benefits, Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have proliferated at a rapid pace. Policy diffusion models explain how different sets of preferential trade agreements are interconnected and establish under what conditions FTAs can work for or against the emergence of coherent regional blocs.


ASEAN competition East Asia realism trade policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Mireya Solís
    • 1
  • Barbara Stallings
    • 2
  • Saori N. Katada
    • 3
  1. 1.School of International ServiceAmerican UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Brown UniversityUSA
  3. 3.School of International RelationsUniversity of Southern CaliforniaUSA

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