European Union-India trade negotiations: One step forward, one back?

Sangeeta Khorana, M Garcia

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This article contributes to debates on the proliferation of bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs), by analysing novel empirical material: the EU–India FTA negotiations, which have attracted little academic scrutiny. By elaborating on the underlying negotiating interests and strategies of the EU and India, the article examines the significance of overarching interests in ongoing negotiations and articulates the defensive and offensive interests of both parties. It presents a vision of the controversial and milieu-shaping interests at stake, which offer an alternative theoretical explanation for the pursuit of FTAs, and highlights possible outcome scenarios.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)684-700
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Common Market Studies
Issue number4
Early online date24 Apr 2013
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013


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