Presentation of the book “Emerging markets: The Pacific Alliance. Perspectives and Opportunities for Latin America”.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden and the European Institute of International Studies (EIIS), in collaboration with the countries members of the Pacific Alliance are organizing the Seminar: The Pacific Alliance and Opportunities for Observer Countries. The seminar will be introduced by Oscar Stenström, State Secretary to the Minister for European Union Affairs and Trade, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and it will include an introduction to book “Emerging Markets. The Pacific Alliance. Perspectives & Opportunities for Latin America” Mario Torres Jarrín & Jonathan Violante Pica (Editors) and published by the European Institute of International Studies. The editors are members of our Institute.
The seminar was held on 5th October 2016 in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden.
The book is the result of the collaboration between two Research Groups, in the framework of the European Institute of International Studies:
1. The first Group: Inter-regional dialogue and Global Governance has been responsible for the study and analysis of the impact of the regional integration processes in international relations and its consequences for global governance.
2. The second Group: Finance and the Private Sector has been focused on the different dynamics that are related to economic growth, delving into areas such as entrepreneurship and innovation, corporate governance, access to financial services and the business environment in general, along with the inter-linkages that tie such financial developments to financial regulation and geopolitical developments.
At the same time, both Groups present research projects with well-informed insight, as well as recommendations and initiatives towards action, with the final aim of promoting sustainable development, education and reduction of poverty.
In short, this book aims to present a deep and meticulous analysis of what the Pacific Alliance is so far. The book tries not only to offer a landscape of opportunities for the success of the Pacific Alliance, but also to make serious recommendations in areas of possible challenges.
The book examines the Pacific Alliance from different perspectives, including the realms of foreign diplomacy, economy, politics and technological aspects, while analyzing the opportunities that may arise from this process of regional integration.
For these reasons, the book includes, for example:
The book is the result of many scholars from America, Asia and Europe Policy perspective:
Represented, for example, by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and Gabriela Ramos, Chief of Staff of the OECD, Sherpa to the G20
Various Vice-ministers and Ambassadors of Pacific Alliance countries
The Pacific Alliance is a relatively new initiative of Colombia, Chile, Peru and Mexico; countries that seek to establish a new process of regional integration in Latin America and the Caribbean. Such a process is to be based in a shared vision of political economy and free trade as a model of development.