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Comparative Intergovernmental Politics: CETA Negotiations between Canada and the EU

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D'Erman, Valerie J.

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Abstract The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union (EU) required long-term negotiations between two major polities of the industrialized world. During the negotiations, Canada acquiesced to the EU’s demand that Canadian provinces participate directly in discussions, setting an important precedent in the dynamics of Canadian external trade. This paper examines the dynamics of ntergovernmentalism in the policy area of external trade within the settings of the Canadian provinces and the EU member states, and uses the findings to suggest that in this realm the EU is a stronger example of federal synthesis of decision-making than is Canada. This is significant because it contradicts many established theories of federalism within political science, and implies that the EU could become a strong source of normative example for federal-style polities in the globalized world. As well, the strength of the EU’s single market lends credence to the institutions embedded within the supranational polity, and gives the EU significant normative power as a prototype for other experiments in regional integration. (author's abstract)
Keywords Canada; EU; free trade; free trade area; international agreement; political negotiation; economic policy; international trade policy; foreign trade; export policy; multi-level system; federalism; bilateral relations
Classification National Economy; International Relations, International Politics, Foreign Affairs, Development Policy
Free Keywords Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement; CETA
Document language English
Publication Year 2016
Page/Pages p. 90-99
Journal Politics and Governance, 4 (2016) 3
Issue topic Norms, Institutions and Governance in an Era of Uncertainty
ISSN 2183-2463
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution