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“Public Goals and Private Strategies in the Transatlantic Economic Partnership”

Smith, Michael and Cowles, Maria Green. (1999) “Public Goals and Private Strategies in the Transatlantic Economic Partnership”. In: UNSPECIFIED, Pittsburgh, PA. (Unpublished)

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    The aim of this paper is to identify the growing intersection of public goals and private strategies in transatlantic economic relations in the 1990s. In particular, the paper seeks to establish some of the key dimensions in the interaction between public goals as enunciated by authorities in the EU and the US and private strategies as pursued by business groups-arguably the most engaged socio-economic actor in the transatlantic relationship. The paper identifies the roots of this novel public/private interaction, the factors that led to its development, the various public/private strands that were woven together in the 1990s, as well as the significance of this public/private interaction for the transatlantic partnership. It builds on research carried out by both of the authors individually, on the one hand through analysis of public strategies in the EU-US relationship (Smith) and on the other hand through studies of the Transatlantic Business Dialogue (Cowles). The end product is, we hope, not simply a “shotgun wedding” of the two approaches, but rather a dialogue between them in the course of which we can begin to discern the outlines of a more encompassing conceptual framework.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-US
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > economic and financial affairs > business/private economic activity
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1999 (6th), June 2-5, 1999
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2006
    Page Range: p. 28
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:22

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