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Free Trade Agreements: Hegemony or Harmony

Edited by: Lillian Corbin, Mark Perry

ISBN13: 9789811330377
Published: November 2018
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Singapore
Format: Hardback
Price: £99.99



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This book brings together international perspectives on free trade issues that affect civil society from the general populace to the governments of nations, and is relevant not only for lawyers, but also policymakers, international actors and businesses, as well as those with a general interest in free trade agreements. The book examines the manifestation of the concept of free trade in agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), and China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA). It asks whether such agreements are entered into for the purposes of enhancing trading relationships between partner nations, strengthening commercial ties, and fostering economic growth; or are they sometimes used merely for local political outcomes of the most influential nations.

Subjects:
International Trade
Contents:
1. Turbulent times for FTAs: Australia and the Region Lillian Corbin and Mark Perry
2. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership: a battleground for competing hegemons? Jane Kelsey
3. Copyright Overprotection vs Open Science: the Role of Free Trade Agreements Roberto Caso and Paolo Guarda
4. South Korea's Agricultural Trade Dilemma: Open Markets or Protectionism? Beyond the China-South Korea Free Trade Agreement Ying Chen
5. China's Response to Protectionism: PPP under "One Belt One Road" Hongyu Fu
6. Breeding Exemption in Plants Under Intellectual Property Regimes Zhiqian Wan and Mark Perry
7. The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement and the Choice of Intellectual Property Interest Balance in the two countries
Henry YAN
8. Denouncing trade agreements that validate pharmaceutical developers' term extensions Sunita Tripathy