Posts by Ferdi De Ville & Gabriel Siles-Brügge

Ferdi De Ville is Assistant Professor in the Centre for EU Studies at Ghent University and Gabriel Siles-Brügge is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Manchester.

The time has come for a progressive TTIP

With mounting concern on both sides of the Atlantic that trade politics only serves the interests of the elite, the time has come to use the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership to refashion the global trading regime In the final pages of our book on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), written in spring of last year, we offered … Continue reading

25 April 2016 by Ferdi De Ville & Gabriel Siles-Brügge
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Why geopolitical arguments in favour of TTIP are also flawed

Honest debate requires justifying rather than just stating claims The PR campaign in favour of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has subtly changed over the past two years. In response to criticism of the figures used to trumpet the economic benefits of TTIP, advocates have started to put more emphasis on the geopolitics at stake. In a recent … Continue reading

7 October 2015 by Ferdi De Ville & Gabriel Siles-Brügge
Categories: Development, Economics, Europe and the EU, Finance, Global crisis, Politics and policy, SPERI Comment, trade Tags: ,