Trading blocs or trading blows? The macroeconomic geography of US and Japanese trade policies

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Abstract

In this paper, US and Japanese trade policies are examined from an institutional perspective. An attempt is made to bridge international and domestic politics by positioning state institutions at the center of analysis. The institutional framework is situated within a cyclical context of Kondratieff cycles in the global economy. The findings demonstrate that the US and Japanese governments have altered their trade policies according to broader cyclical developments in the global economy. US and Japanese trade policies can be seen as the reverse of each other: the US pursued a policy of liberalization up to the 1970s, whereas Japan entertained protectionism, and recently the two have switched roles. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-291
Number of pages19
JournalEnvironment & Planning A
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)

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