Being aware of potential pushback should encourage negotiators to reach deals that will satisfy a majority of their domestic constituents. In this light, the current controversy around trade agreements is thus not entirely a sign of failure. Rather, it’s a necessary counterpart to the privacy required to reach an agreement in the first place.
Op-ed co-signed by Krzysztof J. Pelc, William Dawson Scholar and associate professor in the Department of Political Science.
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