Influencing Factors of the United States Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) under the Trump Administration
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- International Regimes, NAFTA, State Behavior, Weak Cognitivist, Ideas and Knowledge, The Process of Learning, Epistemic Communities
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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TY - CONF AU - Nisrina Nur Aathif PY - 2021 DA - 2021/05/31 TI - Influencing Factors of the United States Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) under the Trump Administration BT - Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities Universitas Indonesia Conference (APRISH 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 185 EP - 193 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210531.023 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210531.023 ID - Aathif2021 ER -