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¿Qué MERCOSUR y qué Uruguay se necesitan? Apuntes para entender requerimientos recíprocos

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  • Gerardo Caetano

    (Instituto de Ciencias Políticas de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República)

  • Marcel Vaillant

    (Departmento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República)

The paper develops two questions. The first is related of what the Uruguay might be expected from the MERCOSUR. The paper concludes highlighting the requisite of sharing a common will among the members country to advance in the integration process. While in the present time the MERCOSUR has sign to be exhausted and gives the idea of a syndrome of fear to the integration and its deepening. For Uruguay it is necessary to develop a double strategy which considers the opportunity of the trade agreements but that also observes its limitations and restrictions. In operative terms is necessary to have a Plan A that wants to achieve a advance of the fear to integration and the MERCOSUR as a façade. Simultaneously it is necessary to take into account that this syndrome could be difficult to change in the short term. So it would be necessary to have an alternative strategy - Plan B- for this contingency. The Uruguayan foreign policy challenge is to combine both strategies, linking the rhythms and intensities

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Paper provided by Department of Economics - dECON in its series Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) with number 1504.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2004
Handle: RePEc:ude:wpaper:1504
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  1. Sanguinetti, Pablo & Traistaru, Iulia & Volpe Martincus, Christian, 2004. "Economic integration and location of manufacturing activities: Evidence from MERCOSUR," ZEI Working Papers B 11-2004, University of Bonn, ZEI - Center for European Integration Studies.
  2. Julio Berlinski (coordinador) & Honorio Kume & Marcel Vaillant & Ricardo J. Soifer & M. Inés Terra & Héctor Pastori & Márcio de Oliveira júnior & Patrícia Anderson & Red MERCOSUR, 2001. "Sobre el beneficio de la integración plena en el MERCOSUR," Serie Red MERCOSUR, Red Mercosur, edition 1, volume 1, number 3 edited by Red MERCOSUR, Autumn.
  3. Daniel Chudnovsky (coordinador) & José María Fanelli (coordinador) & Enrique V. Iglesias (prólogo) & Julio Berlinski & Gustavo bittencourt & Roberto Bouzas & Gustavo Britto & Germán Calfat & Daniel Ch, 2001. "El desafio de integrarse para crecer. Balance y perspectiva del MERCOSUR en su primera década," Serie Red MERCOSUR, Red Mercosur, edition 1, volume 1, number 4 edited by Red MERCOSUR, Autumn.
  4. María Inés Terra & Marcel Vaillant, 1998. "Política comercial y política de infraestructura: un ejercicio de simulación de los impactos regionales en el MERCOSUR," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 0797, Department of Economics - dECON.
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