Title
Rights, free trade, and politics : the strategic use of a rights discourse in the negotiation of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) Rights, free trade, and politics : the strategic use of a rights discourse in the negotiation of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Law
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Law
Source (journal)
Colombia Internacional
Volume/pages
(2014) :81 , p. 129-165
ISSN
0121-5612
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
This article seeks to describe the strategic use of a rights discourse by domestic and international actors involved in the negotiation and ratification processes of free trade agreements between Colombia, the United States, and the European Union. We suggest that some of the differences between both FTAs and the processes leading up to their approval and ratification can be attributed to the ability of relevant actors to build and disseminate rights-based arguments in order to develop like-minded political coalitions, and other institutional and contextual characteristics.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/a13c35/132911.pdf