publication . Article . 2003

Diverging Trade Strategies in Latin America: An Analytical Framework

Aggarwal, Vinod K.; Espach, Ralph H.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 May 2003
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Algeria
Although there is increasing divergence among the trade policies of various Latin American nations, overall the last twenty years have seen a dramatic shift away from protectionism towards liberalization. Focusing on case studies of four Latin American nations — Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Argentina — the authors use an analytical framework to explain the rationales behind divergent policies. The analytical approach used considers the combination of economic, political and strategic objectives of policymakers in each country. Four governance modes of trade are used to categorize and describe the trade policies of each country: unilateralism, bilateralism, minilate...
free text keywords: trade, latin america, NAFTA, FTAA
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