In September 2015, “Rule-Makers or Rule-Takers? Exploring the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership“, edited by Daniel S. Hamilton and Jacques Pelkmans, will be published by Rowman and Littlefield International.
In this volume, Freya Baetens responds to criticism on investor-state disputes settlement and analyses different options for reform. Other European and American experts explain the economic context of TTIP and its geopolitical implications, and then explore the challenges and consequences of US-EU negotiations across numerous sensitive areas, ranging from food safety and public procurement to economic and regulatory assessments of technical barriers to trade, automotive, chemicals, energy, services and regulatory cooperation. Their insights cut through the confusion and tremendous public controversies currently swirling around TTIP, and help decision-makers understand how the United States and the European Union can remain rule-makers rather than rule-takers in a globalising world in which their relative influence is waning.
The book has received several positive reviews already, including from Robert B. Zoellick, former US Trade Representative, President of the World Bank and US Deputy Secretary of State, and Pascal Lamy, former Director-General of the World Trade Organization and European Commissioner for Trade. With the publisher’s permission, the text of the book will also be posted in PDF for free downloading on both the CEPS and CTR websites, to coincide with the launch event at CEPS on 9 September 2015. For info, please see: http://www.ceps.eu/events/rule-makers-or-rule-takers-exploring-transatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership