Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Expert knowledge status quo in the Internet provided public debate on Free Trade Agreements. Meta analysis of Polish literature
Issue: Vol. 12, No 1, 2019
Published date: 03-2019 (print) / 03-2019 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Bogna Gawronska-Nowak
Lazarski University

Krzysztof Beck
Lazarski University

Paul Valdivieso
Institute of Socio-Economic Enquiry, Warsaw
Keywords: Free Trade Agreements (FTA), meta-analysis, social perception, Polish public opinion
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2019/12-1/14
Index PUBMS: 3fbfe54b-5d5c-11e9-8b68-fa163e6feac6
Language: English
Pages: 248-261 (14)
JEL classification: F13, F14, F53, F55, Z13
Website: https://www.economics-sociology.eu/?652,en_expert-knowledge-status-quo-in-the-internet-provided-public-debate-on-free-trade-agreements.-meta-analysis-of-polish-literature
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This paper is part of the broader output of the research project “Social expectations concerning Free Trade Agreements: perception versus reality” co-financed by the Santander Universidades / Bank Zachodni WBK.
Abstract

Recently the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have been drawing public attention enormously being affected by new waves of political populism, alter-globalisation, and some other tendencies redefining the patterns in the world economic ties. From the European perspective, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) have brought “on board” serious public concerns about environmental protection, food quality, job security, and citizen rights. Donald Trump openly criticizes the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) calling it “the single worst trade deal ever approved in this [US] country”. The main purpose of this paper is to define expert views on FTAs in a measurable way. We want to capture the expert dissemination effect in Polish language Internet sources. Defining a mismatch between social perception and expert knowledge is the main aim of our research project on “Social expectations concerning FTAs: perception versus reality”, to which this paper, as we believe can contribute, at the same time contributing into diagnosing and analysing actual public debate on FTAs in Poland.

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