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Reflections on the Development and Prospects of the Free Trade Area of the Americas: Does It Relate to the European Experience? Jean Monnet/Robert Schuman Paper Series Vol. 5 No. 17, July 2005

Moss, Ambler. (2005) Reflections on the Development and Prospects of the Free Trade Area of the Americas: Does It Relate to the European Experience? Jean Monnet/Robert Schuman Paper Series Vol. 5 No. 17, July 2005. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    [From the introduction]. What is the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) really about? What kind of integration does it consist of? What motivates Western Hemisphere countries to move in such a direction? We need to reflect on the meaning and significance of the FTAA. At this writing, as we know, it is not entirely clear when there will be one. It is perhaps easier to say what the FTAA is not about. Most obviously, its wellspring is not analogous to the Schuman Declaration, the political origin of the European Union announced on May 9, 1950. That document said quite plainly that the pooling of coal and steel between the two main European powers would be done to prevent any future war between them: The solidarity in production thus established will make it plain that any war between France and Germany becomes not merely unthinkable, but materially impossible.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Uncontrolled Keywords: FTAA = Free Trade Area of the Americas.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > regionalism, international
    EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Latin America
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > historical development of EC (pre-1986)
    EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-US
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > University of Miami, Florida-EU Center of Excellence > Jean Monnet/Robert Schuman Paper Series
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2008
    Page Range: p. 12
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:52
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8145

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