Geo-political reasons behind thetransatlantic trade and investment partnership(TTIP) from the viewpoint of the European Union

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2019
Meto, Serpil
The purpose of this thesis is to examine the geo-political reasons behind TTIP, which was negotiated between the European Union (EU) and the United States (US) from 2013 to 2017, from the viewpoint of the EU by exploring the dynamics of the decades long transatlantic relationship under three geo-political reasons as “sustaining transatlantic hegemony” in terms of overcoming the “weakened West” notion, controlling the other regions in the world, strengthening the “Atlantic basin”; “dominating the global trade” in terms of setting the global trade standards, defending or challenging the multilateral trade system; and finally, “overcoming the problems within the EU” in terms of enhancing the maneuver flexibility of the EU administration, assuring a whole and secure Europe and finally the “energy union” policy. In this paper, the transatlantic relationship will be analyzed in three periods including 1945 to 2013, which marks the time from the beginning of relations till the start of the official TTIP negotiations; 2013 to 2017, in which the official negotiations were held; and finally, from 2017 to present in which, the negotiations were frozen and relations deteriorated.

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S. Meto, “Geo-political reasons behind thetransatlantic trade and investment partnership(TTIP) from the viewpoint of the European Union,” Thesis (M.S.) -- Graduate School of Social Sciences. European Studies., Middle East Technical University, 2019.