Trading Gains for Control: International Trade Forums and Japanese Economic Diplomacy

@article{Pekkanen2007TradingGF,
  title={Trading Gains for Control: International Trade Forums and Japanese Economic Diplomacy},
  author={Saadia M. Pekkanen and M. Sol{\'i}s and S. Katada},
  journal={International Studies Quarterly},
  year={2007},
  volume={51},
  pages={945-970}
}
The explosive proliferation of trade forums poses fundamental questions about why states forum-shop as they pursue liberalization. We advance a novel argument linking the institutional design of international trade forums directly to domestic politics. If industrialized democratic states have to appease conflicting forces in the domestic political marketplace as economic liberalization proceeds apace, they should prioritize forums that allow them to exert greater control over the pace and scope… Expand
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