Latin America-European Union relations in the twenty-first century

Edited by Arantza Gomez Arana and María J. García

Latin America-European Union relations in the twenty-first century


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Book Information

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-3651-0
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Published Date: March 2022
  • BIC Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General, South & Central America (including Mexico), Latin America, EU (European Union), International Relations, Trade Agreements, International relations, POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Caribbean & Latin American, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Trade & Tariffs, Society & social sciences / International relations


Latin America-European Union relations in the twenty-first century provides a valuable overview of transatlantic trade agreement negotiations and developments in the first decades of the twenty-first century. This edited collection examines key motivations behind trade agreements, traces the evolution of negotiations and explores some of the initial impacts of new generation trade agreements with the EU on South American countries. The book makes an important contribution to our understanding of relations between these regions by contextualising relations and trade agendas, both in terms of domestic political and economic policies and broader global trends. It demonstrates the importance of a shift toward mega-regional trade agreements in the 2010s, particularly under the Obama administration in the United States, in shaping South American and European agendas for trade agreement negotiations and their outcomes.

Detailed case studies in the book investigate EU relations and negotiations with countries that have successfully negotiated new generation trade agreements with the EU: Mercosur, the Andean states, Chile and Mexico. Other contributions offer a wider overview of EU-Latin American relations, including parliamentary and civil society relations. The net result is a balanced analysis of contemporary EU relations with South America, useful for students and scholars of foreign policy and political economy in both regions.


Introduction - Arantza Gomez Arana and Maria Garcia
1 Latin America and European Union relations in an interdependent world going through "deglobalisation" - Arantza Gomez Arana
2 The European Union and Latin America trade relations in an unpredictable time: A relationship beyond trade: political dialogues between unequal partners - Susanne Gratius
3 Interlinkages in EU-Andean community trade negotiations - Daniel Schade
4 The EU-Peru/Colombia Trade Agreement: Balancing, accommodation, or driver of change? - María J. García
5 EU-Mexican Relations: Adaptation to global trade relations - Roberto Dominguez
6 Twenty years of EU-Mercosur negotiations: Inter-regionalism and crisis of globalization - José Antonio Sanahuja, Jorge Damián Rodríguez
7 Inter-regionalism beyond the Executives: Contemporary dynamics of EU-LAC inter-parliamentary relations - Bruno Theodoro Luciano
8 The European political dialogue impacting Chilean and Mexican domestic policies - Francis Espinoza Figueroa
Conclusion - Maria Garcia and Arantza Gomez Arana



María García is a Senior Lecturer in European studies and international political economy at the University of Bath

Arantza Gomez-Arana is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Northumbria University

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