Views from the South: The Effects of Globalization and the Wto on Third World Countries

Views from the South: The Effects of Globalization and the Wto on Third World Countries

by Sarah Anderson
     
 
Ever since the `Battle in Seattle,` the World Trade Organization has been featured prominently in the news. For all their talk of being dedicated to the welfare of the Third World, the WTO has damaged the economies of several countries and encouraged the growth of labor markets that more closely resemble sweat shops. Third World activists/scholars Martin Knor, Walden

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Ever since the `Battle in Seattle,` the World Trade Organization has been featured prominently in the news. For all their talk of being dedicated to the welfare of the Third World, the WTO has damaged the economies of several countries and encouraged the growth of labor markets that more closely resemble sweat shops. Third World activists/scholars Martin Knor, Walden Bello, Vandana Shiva, Dot Keet, Sara Larrain, and Oronto Douglas examine the effects of the WTO and provide alternative agendas geared towards people, not profits.

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This book is comprised primarily of four long essays: Martin Khor's "How the South is Getting a Raw Deal at the WTO"; Walden Bello's "Building an Iron Cage: Bretton Woods Institutions, the WTO, and the South"; Vandana Shiva's "War Against Nature and the People of the South"; and Dot Keet's "Implications for Developing Countries and Least Developed Countries." Opening the volume is Jerry Mander's foreword and closing the volume are two close-ups of Nigeria and Chile, and an afterword by Anuradha Mittal. All the contributors are part of different environmental and human rights organizations in Nigeria, Thailand, Malaysia, South Africa, Nigeria, India, the US, and Chile, and all weighing in<-->at least when lives and living are at stake<-->against those Northern policies of "free" trade and globalization. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780935028829
Publisher:
Food First / Institute For Food & Development Policy
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.57(d)

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