Call for Paper ; GIFTA Project Seminar 3 of 6

Nikita Hora

18 Aug 2015 11:55 AM GMT

  • Call for Paper ; GIFTA Project Seminar 3 of 6

    Bournemouth University And Centre For Social Sciences And Humanities is inviting call for paper for the seminar 3 of 6 this year.

    Following a UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) grant award entitled ‘Transformations in Global Governance: Integration via Free Trade Agreements’, a series of seminars are being organised on:

    • Regulatory, economic and social aspects of regional integration through free trade agreement (FTAs)

    • Effects of FTAs with and in partner countries

    • The current state of play in FTA activity in the EU, USA and Asia

    Seminar 1 of 6 took place in Keele, UK: 22-23 January 2015 and it was focused on “General Trends in FTAs”. Seminar 2 of 6 was just recently concluded in London, UK: 31 June-1 July 2015, and the theme centred on “European Union FTAs”.


    Free Trade Agreements in a Changing Landscape of Global Governance An Asian Way?

    The paper should primarily focus on “Analysing Asian FTAs” and cover issues such as:

    • Factors that drive FTA negotiations in India and the region

    • FTA negotiations case studies

    • Regulatory aspects including the regulation of non-trade issues

    • Inter-linkages between Asian and European global production networks

    • Why India (unlike China and ASEAN) has not yet been able to benefit from regional value chains?

    • How can Indian firms integrate into FTA production chain activity?

    The paper proposals should particularly address on  these questions from diverse disciplinary approaches (International Economics, Political Science and International Economic Law) and methodological positions (quantitative and qualitative).


    India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi (India)


    • The deadline for submission of proposal/abstract is 2 September 2015.

    • Information on acceptance will be provided to participants on 10 September 2015.

    • Seminar will be held on 16th and 17thNovember


    The abstract should be sent to


    • Please note that registration to the seminar is free.

    • The seminar will be attended by prominent senior academics and practitioners working in the area of trade policy. PhD students are strongly encouraged to apply. Bursaries are available to support travel costs for presenters, doctoral students and ECR attendees. PhD students participating in the seminar will have an opportunity to get first hand feedback on their work.

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