European Union–India Trade Negotiations: One Step Forward, One Back?

17 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2013

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Sangeeta Khorana

Bournemouth University

Maria Garcia

University of Canterbury - New Zealand National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE)

Date Written: July 2013

Abstract

This article contributes to debates on the proliferation of bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs), by analysing novel empirical material: the EU–India FTA negotiations, which have attracted little academic scrutiny. By elaborating on the underlying negotiating interests and strategies of the EU and India, the article examines the significance of overarching interests in ongoing negotiations and articulates the defensive and offensive interests of both parties. It presents a vision of the controversial and milieu‐shaping interests at stake, which offer an alternative theoretical explanation for the pursuit of FTAs, and highlights possible outcome scenarios.

Suggested Citation

Khorana, Sangeeta and Garcia, Maria, European Union–India Trade Negotiations: One Step Forward, One Back? (July 2013). JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 51, Issue 4, pp. 684-700, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2275783 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12024

Sangeeta Khorana (Contact Author)

Bournemouth University ( email )

The Business School
Bournemouth University, Dorset BH8 8ER
United Kingdom

Maria Garcia

University of Canterbury - New Zealand National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE)

New Zealand

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