International Trade and Developing Countries: Bargaining Coalitions in GATT and WTO

Overview

How and why do countries bargain together in world affairs? Why are such coalitions crucial to developing nations? What effects do these blocs have on world affairs?

This new study asks and answers these key questions, showing why successful coalition building is a difficult and expensive process: allies need to be carefully identified, large numbers do not always mean a proportionate increase in influence. The weak have the choice of teaming up against or jumping on the ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $45.00   
  • New (3) from $50.17   
  • Used (3) from $45.00   
International Trade and Developing Countries: Bargaining Coalitions in GATT and WTO

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$41.99
BN.com price
(Save 19%)$51.95 List Price

Overview

How and why do countries bargain together in world affairs? Why are such coalitions crucial to developing nations? What effects do these blocs have on world affairs?

This new study asks and answers these key questions, showing why successful coalition building is a difficult and expensive process: allies need to be carefully identified, large numbers do not always mean a proportionate increase in influence. The weak have the choice of teaming up against or jumping on the bandwagon with the strong. Even after it has been organized, collective action entails costs of many kinds.

This book also investigates the relevance and workability of coalitions as an instrument of bargaining power for the weak. More specifically, it analyzes the coalition strategies of developing countries at the inter-state level, particularly in the context of international trade.

Given the nature of this enquiry, this new study uses theoretical and empirical methods to complement each other. Through new case-studies of the Uruguay Round and an analytical overview of more recent coalitions, this is an important contribution to international political economy and international relations, where most GATT/WTO-based coalitions have eluded record.

This book will be of great interest to all students of international relations, politics and globalization.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is an important and insightful book of great interest to anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of the past, present and future negotiating rounds, as well as developing country coalition behaviour in other international arenas."

Dr Sean W. Burges, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. International Affairs, October 2004, Vol. 80, Issue 5

"In a nutshell, for everyone interested in understanding how the coalitions of developing countries should be devised and work in negotiations within WTO issues in special Trade in Services, this book is essential reading."

Rogerio de Souza Farias University of Brasilia, Brazil. Political Studies Review, 2004 2 (3), 414-439

"Narlikar's book is a sophisticated and well written analysis that represents a significant contribution to the literature on international trade negotiations."

Professor Wyn Grant, University of Warwick, UK. Review of International Studies, 2004, Vol. 30, 537-544

"Narlikar’s book is an impressively rigorous and informed study of the role and efficacy of bargaining coalitions, especially but not exclusively of developing countries, for trade negotiations in both the GATT (especially the Uruguay Round) and the WTO (up to Doha). The book is written in an accessible style and provides a valuable addition to the collection of anybody interested in multilateral trade negotiations."

Oliver Morrissey, University of Nottingham, UK, Journal of International Development, 2005, Vol. 17, 695–711

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415375351
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/30/2005
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Amrita Narlikar is Lecturer at the Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge; Senior Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford; member of the Economic Negotiations Network based at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles and the Latin American Trade Network, Buenos Aires.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Bargaining Together: Why and How? 2. Coalitions in the GATT and the Entry of Services 3. Bloc Diplomacy: The Informal Group and the G-10 4. Alliance Diplomacy: The Issue-Based, Crossover Coalitions of G-20 and Café au Lait 5. Combination Diplomacy: Issue-Based Blocs and Sub-Sectoral Crossover Coalitions 6. Evolved Alliances: The Cairns Group and Friends of Services Group 7. Regionalism: A Springboard for Bargaining? 8. Coalitions of the New Round: Developing Countries at Seattle and Doha 9. Conclusion

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)