Non-Economic Motivations for Joining Regional Trade Agreements
Smith, James Patrick. “Non-Economic Motivations for Joining Regional Trade Agreements”, Boston College, 2004. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/488.
The proliferation of regional trade agreements is a well-documented phenomena. This thesis focuses on the relatively unexplored area of non-economic motivations states may have for joining regional trade agreements. It uses the formation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the negotiation of the European Community's Single European Act as case studies.