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'A Deep Trade Agenda': The convergence of trade and Fundamental Rights

Mancini, I. ORCID: 0000-0001-7983-3360 (2020). 'A Deep Trade Agenda': The convergence of trade and Fundamental Rights. In: Fahey, E. ORCID: 0000-0003-2603-5300 (Ed.), Framing Convergence with the Global Legal Order: The EU and the World. . Sussex, UK: Hart Publishing.


A key feature of the latest EU trade negotiations was the pursuance of a “deep trade agenda” for “deep integration” with the trade partners. The concept of “deep” has yet remained unexplored from a fundamental rights perspective. The central question of this chapter asks how a methodological framework of “convergence” can help the exploration and understanding of “deepness of fundamental rights” in the new generation of EU trade agreements. Using the Civil Society Forum under CETA as a case-study, the chapter argues that while convergence can justify the targeting of certain analytical elements as opposed to others, its usefulness remains limited for more normative explorations.

Publication Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JX International law
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
The City Law School > Institute for the Study of European Laws
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