The Changing Currents of Transpacific Integration

The Inter-American Dialogue and Lynne Rienner Publishers are pleased to announce the release of The Changing Currents of Transpacific Integration: China, the TPP, and Beyond, co-edited by Adrian H. Hearn and Margaret Myers.

This comprehensive assessment of transpacific economic integration explores the many ways that new approaches to multilateral cooperation, and notably the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), are transforming the regional landscape.

Reflecting diverse views on the merits of new and wide-ranging agreements, the authors consider: To what extent will the TPP facilitate the US “pivot” to Asia at a time when China, not a TPP member, is attempting to shape regional economic dynamics? Will the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, strongly backed by China, prove complementary or antagonistic to the TPP? How can countries throughout Latin America and Asia best secure benefits from emerging accords? As they engage with these and related issues/debates, they also provide informed assessments of the political and economic significance of the new agreements for the future of transpacific integration.

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Adrian H. Hearn is associate professor of Latin American studies at the University of Melbourne. Margaret Myers is director of the Latin America and the World program at the Inter-American Dialogue.

A highly important and original contribution to current debates on transpacific economic integration.

—Hiroki Takeuchi, Southern Methodist University


Foreword—Carla A. Hills.
Regional Integration or Disintegration?—A.H. Hearn and M. Myers.
Latin American Visions of Transpacific Integration—A.C. Armony, N.P. Chávez, and A.H. Hearn.
Chinese Visions of Transpacific Integration—J. Jin.
Contending Visions: The TPP, the Pacific Alliance, and RCEP—B. Kotschwar.
Will RCEP Counterbalance or Complement the TPP?—X. Zhang.
Chinese Multilateralism: Diluting the TPP—T. Summers.
Toward a Consensus on Asia-Pacific Financial Stability—K.P. Gallagher.
Agricultural Exceptionalism: A Potential TPP Roadblock—A. Smart and J. Smart.
Adapting to the TPP: Chinese Investment in Overseas Agriculture—A.H. Hearn.
Harnessing the Currents of Asia Pacific Regional Integration—A.H. Hearn and M. Myers.

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