On 21 October 2019, the outcome of a joint research project by the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), New York University, and United Nations University, Megaregulation Contested, will be presented at the GRIPS Forum.
The book provides an extensive analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP/CPTPP) as a megaregulatory project for channeling and managing new pressures of globalisation, and of core critical arguments made against economic megaregulation from standpoints of development, inequality, labour rights, environmental interests, corporate capture, and elite governance.
At a time when the World Trade Organization and other global-scale institutions are struggling with economic nationalism and geopolitics, and bilateral and regional agreements are pressed by public disagreement and incompatibility with digital and capital and value chain flows, the mega-regional ambition of TPP is increasingly important as a precedent requiring close scrutiny.
Please note that this event will be in English but Japanese simultaneous interpretation will be provided. Advance registration (by 17 October at 17:00) is required.
For registration and further details, see the event announcement on the GRIPS website.
Prof. Christina Davis, Harvard University
Prof. Benedict Kingsbury, New York University
Prof. Kenichi Kawasaki, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Dr. David M. Malone, Rector, United Nations University
1F Soukairou Hall
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
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