The New Political Economy of United States-Caribbean Relations: The Apparel Industry and the Politics of NAFTA Parity

1st Edition

Tony Heron

Published March 28, 2004
Reference - 166 Pages
ISBN 9780754639220 - CAT# Y233531
Series: The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series

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This informative book brings a fresh perspective to the continuing debate about globalization and regionalization in the global political economy and the ways in which state policy, in both developed and developing countries, shapes the patterns of economic integration and competitiveness among participating countries and firms. Focusing on the United States and the Caribbean, the book traces the advent and subsequent growth of production sharing between outsourcing textile, apparel firms and assembly operations located in specially designated export processing zones. This case study allows a number of broad conclusions to be reached regarding the political economy of production sharing that will inform the work of those in the fields of international and comparative political economy, development studies and business and management.

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