Free Trade Agreements in a Changing Landscape of Global Governance" Workshop 5: Social Dimensions of FTAs

Country: Belarus

City: Brussels

Abstr. due: 01.06.2016

Dates: 07.06.16 — 08.07.16

Organizing comittee e-mail: and

Organizers: Bournemouth University


Following an ESRC grant award entitled ‘Transformations in Global Governance: Integration via Free Trade Agreements’, a series of workshops are being organised that focus on:

·         Regulatory, economic and social aspects of regional integration through free trade agreement (FTAs)

·         Effects of FTAs with and in partner countries

·         The current state of play in FTA activity in the EU, USA and Asia

The fifth workshop will be held in Brussels on 7-8 July 2016. The event will primarily focus on the EU and US FTAs with Asian countries, focussing on areas of differences/commonalities in FTAs negotiated and the general move towards regulatory convergence/divergence. The main themes are:

    Comparative and systematic research on the scope and enforceability of regulatory norms negotiated under FTAs.
    Importance of labour and social standards within FTAs.
    Relevance of addressing these issues within the context of global trade governance.

We particularly welcome paper proposals addressing these questions from diverse disciplinary approaches (Economics, Politics and Law) and methodological positions.

Applications for PhD students are encouraged.

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