Prospects of regionalism under WTO. (c2004)

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dc.contributor.author Kabalan, Lamis Ali
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-20T08:55:02Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-20T08:55:02Z
dc.date.copyright 2004 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-10-20
dc.date.submitted 2004-02-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/830
dc.description Bibliography: leaves. 129-133. en_US
dc.description.abstract There is an ongoing debate on whether or not membership in regional economic blocks contributes to better integration into the global trading system. Do regionalism and multilateralism go hand in hand? Are these two patterns of integration compatible or do they conflict which each other? What are the prospects for a sub-regional cooperation between Lebanon, Jordan and Syria, members of the Greater Free Arab Trade Area (GAFTA)? To date Arab countries were reluctant in their pursuit for regional integration schemes; in spite of several integration attempts, many Arab countries are still lagging behind for reaching any form of regional economic integration e.g. GAFTA, due to various economic, political and regional reasons. Further sub regional integration need to be engaged at the level of the Arab world for non-oil exporting countries e.g. Lebanon, Jordan and Syria from a common platform that so far Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are rapidly integrating among themselves. Particular attention 1S given in this thesis to the achievement of this sub-regional cooperation among non-GCC Arab countries, more specifically for Lebanon, Jordan and Syria as a counterbalance to GCC for better implementation of GAFTA. Nowadays, several prospects for GAFTA's implementation based on such sub-regional cooperation seem to be promising especially in view of several considerations like terms of trade, regional instability, various regional and bilateral agreements as well as WTO membership. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Trade blocs -- Arab countries en_US
dc.subject World Trade Organization -- Arab countries en_US
dc.subject Regionalism (International organization) en_US
dc.subject Arab countries -- Economic integration en_US
dc.subject Arab countries -- Commerce en_US
dc.title Prospects of regionalism under WTO. (c2004) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Greater Arab Free Trade Area potential (Jordan, Lebanon and Syria) en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200200731 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Fawwaz Traboulsi
dc.author.commembers Dr. Hassan Hammoud
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: xii, 133 leaves; ill. (some col.); 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Walid Moubarak
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2004.25 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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