By Marcel Nelson
Delivering a severe account of the cave in of the FTAA negotiations and adjustments to strength family members within the Americas, this ebook argues that the cave in used to be rooted in a "crisis of authority" brought on through turning out to be competition within the Americas to US management and the neo-liberal reforms that were promoted via Washington because the Nineteen Eighties.
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The material element of hegemony thus implies a certain indeterminacy. This indeterminacy is manifested by hegemony being rooted in and affected by economic activity while not being determined by it. A dominant class may be positioned materially to become hegemonic, but a hegemonic project must countenance political “conflict and confrontation” situated within a social formation’s civil society and political society. ”28 This means that the hegemony is never static and must continually be renewed to adjust to the fluidity of social relations.
This hampered the efforts of other institutions within the American state that were much more willing to push through the FTAA, such as the Treasury in the early stages of the negotiations, and the White House through the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). In terms of Latin America, the organic crisis of authority was much more manifest, and the crisis of authority played more of a direct role in the manner in which both Venezuela and Brazil approached the FTAA negotiations.
Their importance became central to Brazil’s engagement with the multiple integration projects with which it was involved at the time such as the FTAA. Overall, this resulted in a more aggressive attitude in terms of promoting agricultural, mineral, and low-value added exports in a way that was incompatible with the FTAA. Sovereignty as a Counterhegemonic Discourse This book’s last argument is that what fissured the consensus pertaining to the FTAA and disrupted the progress that was being made within its negotiation groups was the insistence on the continued salience of sovereignty by the states that made up the “MERCOSUR plus one” bloc.
A History of the FTAA: From Hegemony to Fragmentation in the Americas by Marcel Nelson