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dc.contributor.authorCox, Phyllida
dc.contributor.authorNewell, Peter
dc.contributor.authorTuplin, Tracy
dc.contributor.authorTussie, Diana
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-20T16:40:17Z
dc.date.available2014-06-20T16:40:17Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationCox, P., P. Newell, T. Tuplin & D. Tussie (2006) Civil society participation in trade policy-making in Latin America : reflections and lessons. Working paper series, 267. Brighton: IDS.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/4059
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the question of civil society engagement with trade policy in Latin America, identifying key factors which shape the dynamics and possibilities of participation. These include (a) key strategic issues within the movements and among groups themselves; (b) the organisation of institutional access; and (c) key economic and political regional dynamics. The authors compare three different sets of trade negotiations and institutional arrangements: NAFTA, Mercosur and FTAA, and examine the key drivers and shapers of change in each case through a comparative analysis of the dynamics of the environmental, labour and women’s movements. In examining the diverse forms of engagement and nonengagement, lessons are derived about the possibilities of constructing more effective, sustainable and transparent mechanisms of participation and representation in trade policy. The paper begins with an analytical framework, followed by sections exploring and comparing the strategies of the environmental, labour and women’s movements in trade policy. In each case, the authors ask: Who mobilises and how, around what sort of issues? How do the coalitions use the spaces that exist in trade arenas or protest the limitations imposed? How do regional dynamics affect these processes? Diverse and imaginative sets of strategies are used by groups interested in or affected by trade policy in Latin America, which change over time, accommodating a rapidly changing context; though a key lesson showed that merely having mechanisms of participation in place does not mean they are used effectively. Civil society groups move in and out of policy spaces and shift between ‘insider’ or ‘outsider’ strategies, including movement across levels and between arenas. Just as states practice two-level games, so too civil society engages in double-edged diplomacy, playing national and international arenas off against one another depending on the political opportunity structures available in each and the political dynamics underpinning them. Keywords: civil society, participation, social movements, trade, trade policy, trade unions, women, environment.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherIDSen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS working papers;167
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen_GB
dc.subjectGlobalisationen_GB
dc.subjectGovernanceen_GB
dc.subjectParticipationen_GB
dc.subjectPolitics and Poweren_GB
dc.subjectTradeen_GB
dc.subjectWork and Labouren_GB
dc.titleCivil society participation in trade policy-making in Latin America : reflections and lessonsen_GB
dc.typeIDS Working Paperen_GB
dc.rights.holderInstitute of Development Studiesen_GB
dc.identifier.koha163787


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