Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities Universitas Indonesia Conference (APRISH 2019)

Influencing Factors of the United States Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) under the Trump Administration

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Nisrina Nur Aathif
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Available Online 31 May 2021.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210531.023How to use a DOI?
Keywords
International Regimes, NAFTA, State Behavior, Weak Cognitivist, Ideas and Knowledge, The Process of Learning, Epistemic Communities
Abstract

The United States (US) joined North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) trade regime along with Canada and Mexico to increase trade among members by reducing or eliminating trade restrictions such as tariffs and import quotas. Under the Trump administration, the United States—for the first time—proposed changes to NAFTA and stated it would leave NAFTA if the proposed changes were rejected. This research attempts to elaborate on the factors that influenced US renegotiation of NAFTA, which had been implemented since 23 years. The realist and liberalist approaches are insufficient to explain such behavior because insufficient attention is paid to the role of ideas and social construction. Therefore, the theory used to answer the research question is the international regime theory: a weak cognitivist approach that considers that state behavior in a regime’s order is generally based on the ideas and knowledge possessed by the state, the learning process, and the role of epistemic communities.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities Universitas Indonesia Conference (APRISH 2019)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
31 May 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-385-1
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210531.023How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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