Antonio Salvador M. Alcazar III
My work specialises in the politics of trade preferences: how north-to-south market access concessions erect transnational policy spaces that govern social and economic activities sans state-steering. More specifically, I interpret the transformation of productive and labour practices in Myanmar’s garment economy by virtue of the European Union’s Everything but Arms regime. Figuring heavily in my research are the literatures on transnational governance, global production networks, policy translation, and norm localisation. More broadly, I am interested in critical policy analysis, global governance, EU free trade politics, (post)development, just trade, policymaking in postcolonial contexts, and the international relations of Southeast Asia.
At CEU, I contributed to the Horizon 2020 RESPECT project (Realising Europe’s Soft Power in External Cooperation and Trade) at the Department of Economics and Business. Currently, I am serving as Prof. Carsten Q. Schneider’s teaching assistant for the Comparative Case Study Research course at the Department of Political Science.
Prior to joining CEU, I consulted with a European Commission project supporting the internationalisation of EU small and medium enterprises to the Philippines. I also worked as a policy and advocacy officer at the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines and trained to draft legislation at the Philippine Senate.
Some of my writings have appeared in World Trade Review, Polish Political Science Yearbook, Global Politics Review, Ideas on Europe, and EURACTIV.