Resisting Protectionism after the Crisis: Strategic Economic Discourse and the EU–Korea Free Trade Agreement

@article{SilesBrgge2011ResistingPA,
  title={Resisting Protectionism after the Crisis: Strategic Economic Discourse and the EU–Korea Free Trade Agreement},
  author={Gabriel Siles-Br{\"u}gge},
  journal={New Political Economy},
  year={2011},
  volume={16},
  pages={627 - 653}
}
In 2006 the European Commission announced its Global Europe strategy, which proposed pursuing a series of ambitious Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) premised on exchanging the EU's remaining ‘pockets of protection’ for market access. The first of these agreements was signed with South Korea in October 2010. This article asks how the Commission's Directorate-General (DG) for Trade could successfully conclude this agreement in the aftermath of the Financial Crisis. Given a strong mobilisation of… Expand
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