- The Oxford Handbook of the Political Economy of International Trade
- About the Contributors
- Explaining the GATT/WTO: origins and effects
- The Free Trade Idea
- Trade Policy Instruments over Time
- Methodological Issues
- Individual Attitudes
- Labor and Protectionist Sentiment
- Domestic Politics and International Disputes
- Industry-Level Protection
- Intra-Industry Trade and Policy Outcomes
- Heterogeneous Firms and Policy Preferences
- The Politics of Market Competition: Trade and Antitrust in a Global Economy
- Connected Channels: MNCs and production networks in global trade
- New Democracies
- Electoral Systems and Trade
- Authoritarian Regimes
- Domestic Geography and Policy Pressures
- The Design of Trade Agreements
- Deep Integration and Regional Trade Agreements
- WTO Membership
- Dispute Settlement in the WTO
- Trade and War
- Trade and Environment
- Bridging the Silos: Trade and exchange rates in international political economy
- Trade and Development
- A Match Made in Heaven? The Wedding of Trade and Human Rights
- Trade and Migration
Abstract and Keywords
Studies of the politics of international trade draw on empirical analysis of changes in trade policies over time and on economic models of interests in trade policy. This introductory chapter provides a general overview of historical trends in trade policy and identifies some of the central empirical puzzles motivating studies of trade politics. It then turns to a summary of the dominant models of trade interests on which theories of the politics of trade build. Societal interests over trade policy are aggregated through domestic and international institutions to determine the choice of trade policies. Finally, it provides an overview of the contributions to this volume, which highlight cutting-edge scholarship on the politics of international trade.
Lisa L. Martin is Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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