There is a diversity of trade and regional integration regimes in Latin America, whose social and political characteristics are being studied within a project carried out by United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and the University of Geneva. This research project aims to address the following questions.
- How much negotiating and policy space do developing country governments have in free trade agreements?
- How participatory and inclusive are the relevant consultative and decision-making processes?
- To what extent, and in what ways, can business associations, social movements and other civil society actors influence the negotiation process?
During this event, the research findings drawing on case studies from Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and Nicaragua were presented.
EADI General Conference
Europe and Latin America- Session I
Wednesday, 25.06.2008: 14:00 - 16:00, UniMail building of UNIGE
Manuel Mejido, Peter Utting and Gloria Carrión