The Politics Of International Trade In The 21st Century

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Reflecting current debates and concerns within academic and policy circles, this substantial edited book provides wide-ranging and in-depth commentary on contemporary developments in the politics of international trade. The book is divided into three major sections dealing, in order, with key actors (states and firms, the WTO, civil society), issues (security, agriculture, services, intellectual property environment, labour standards) and regional dynamics (focusing on regions and regionalism, and on trade politics in major states in each of these) in international trade.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403904843
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/1/2005
  • Series: International Political Economy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Dominic Kelly is in the Department of Political and International Studies at the University of Warwick.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : trade politics in context 1
1 The world trade organization and the regulation of international trade 13
2 Civil society and the world trading system 30
3 Business and government in international policymaking : the transatlantic business dialogue as an emerging business style? 47
4 Trade, security and globalization 71
5 Agricultural trade 92
6 The political economy of international trade and the environment 107
7 From Marrakech to Doha and beyond : the tortuous progress of the contemporary trade and labour standards debate 130
8 GATS and the politics of 'trade in services' 144
9 Intellectual property rights 164
10 The new politics of trade in the Americas 185
11 The United States in international trade politics : liberal leader or heavy-handed hegemon? 204
12 The politics of trade in Brazil 221
13 European Union trade policy : domestic institutions and systemic factors 234
14 German trade policy : an oxymoron? 252
15 The political economy of African trade in the twenty-first century 273
16 The contradictions and continuities of South African trade policy 295
17 From APEC to ASEAN+3? : the United States-China-Japan triangle and the geopolitical economy of trade in the Asia-Pacific 309
18 The political economy of Japanese trade policy 330
19 China's trade policy 346
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