The transatlantic trade and investment partnership 2015: A charter for deregulation, and attack on jobs, and end to democracy.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a comprehensive free trade and investment treaty currently being negotiated between the European Union and the USA. This resource argues from the perspective that ‘TTIP is correctly understood not as a negotiation between two competing trading partners, but as an assault on European and US societies by transnational corporations seeking to remove regulatory barriers to their activities on both sides of the Atlantic.’
This resource critically assesses TTIP and argues strongly against it.
Publisher: War on Want, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung
Country of Origin: Belgium
Target Audience: Adult and Community Settings
Curriculum Subjects: Economics Civic Social and Political Education Politics and Society
Available Formats: Booklet
More information on War on Want’s campaign actions and resources on TTIP
This booklet discusses the major criticisms of TTIP, and is consistently opposed to it. The arguments covered are:
- What is TTIP?
- Untransparent, anti-democratic
- ‘Prolonged and substantial’ threat to jobs
- Food safety deregulation
- Environmental deregulation
- Public services under attack
- Personal privacy at risk
- ISDS: a threat to democracy
- Growing resistance
The final chapter offers places to find further information. While this resource is one sided, it does argue from its standpoint well, and covers opposing arguments to TTIP in an in depth manor.
Arguments are well referenced throughout, making finding more information very accessible.