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“The major contribution that this important book offers is a full consideration of the strategic dimensions of the trade policies pursued by Latin America’s largest economies. Policy-makers, students and scholars interested in Latin American trade issues will find this book a valuable addition to their libraries and an invaluable reference tool.”—International Affairs

“The editors provide synthesis and some concluding remarks in the final chapter to what is an impressively coherent volume.”—Latin American Research Review

“This book offers an important, timely, and unique perspective on trade policy in Latin America. Academics, students, and practitioners will welcome it, both for the useful political economy theoretical framework and for the cogent and informative analyses of individual countries and regional groupings.”—Maxwell Cameron, University of British Columbia

Chapter List

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Part I: Institutional and Political Elements of Trade Policy
1. Diverging Trade Strategies in Latin America: A Framework for Analysis
Vinod K. Aggarwal and Ralph Espach
2. Using Soft Power to Enhance Trade Strategies
Joseph S. Tulchin

Part II: The Political Economy of International Trade in the Americas
3. The Dynamics of State–Business Relations in the Formulation of Latin American Trade
Sylvia Maxfield
4. The FTAA: Trade Preferences and the Art of the Possible
Carol Wise
5. The Proliferation of Regional Trade Agreements in the Americas: An Assessment of Key Issues
José M. Salazar-Xirinachs

Part III: Comparing Trade Strategies in the Americas
6. Argentina’s Foreign Trade Strategy: The Curse of Asymmetric Integration in the World Economy
Eduardo R. Ablin and Roberto Bouzas
7. Regional and Transregional Dimensions of Brazilian Trade Policy
Pedro da Motta Veiga
8. Chile’s Multidimensional Trade Policy
Osvaldo Rosales
9. Mexico’s Trade Policy: Vision and Improvisation
Antonio Ortiz Mena L.N.
10. Trade Strategies in the Context of Economic Regionalism: The Case of Mercosur
Alcides Costa Vaz

Part IV: Conclusion and Prospects
11. Conclusions
Vinod K. Aggarwal, Ralph Espach, and Joseph S. Tulchin

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