Whose Trade Organization?: A Field Guide to the World Trade Organization / Edition 2

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Overview

Surveying eight years of the WTO's gradual erosion of democracy around the world.No country can be allowed to resist American cultural imperialism.—US Chamber of Commerce letter to the Office of the US Trade Representative, 1996 When trade bureaucrats, government ministers and heads of state from around the world gather in Mexico this September for a meeting of the World Trade Organization, they will be confronted by the opposition that has followed the group since it was set up eight years ago, from Seattle to Quebec to Genoa. As Lori Wallach ably demonstrates in this punchy new book, the organization's detractors have ample cause for protest. Whose Trade Organization? documents the WTO's persistent undermining of the attempts by governments around the world to maintain independent standards on everything from food safety and public health to protections for workers and the environment. With updated, case-by-case studies, the book exposes the lopsided agreements, secret tribunals and legal challenges that are the tools of the WTO's trade, and reveals the core of an aggressive agenda for corporate-led trade liberalization. With an introduction by Ralph Nader, Whose Trade Organization? shows how the WTO can be effectively challenged and the way to build a public-centered, democratic alternative.


About the Author:
: Lori Wallach is Director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, which was created in 1995 to promote government and corporate accountability in the globalization and trade arena. Patrick Woodall is Research Director at Global Trade Watch.


About the Author:
: An essential handbook for activists who want to challenge the system in the name of liberty, equality and democracy. (John Nichols)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565848412
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • Publication date: 4/12/2003
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: It's Not About Trade 1
Ch. 1 The WTO's Environmental Impact: First, Gattzilla Ate Flipper 19
Ch. 2 The WTO's Coming to Dinner, and Food Safety Is Not On the Menu 51
Ch. 3 Warning: The WTO Can Be Hazardous to Public Health 83
Ch. 4 The WTO's General Agreement on Trade in Services: Perpetual Servitude 109
Ch. 5 For Richer or Poorer: Facts and Fiction About Trade and Economic Gains in the Developed World 139
Ch. 6 The WTO and the Developing World: Do As We Say, Not As We Did 158
Annex
Ch. 7 The WTO on Agriculture: Food as a Commodity, Not a Right 189
Ch. 8 Human and Labor Rights Under the WTO 219
Ch. 9 The WTO's Operating Procedures and Enforcement System: World Government by Slow-Motion Coup D'Etat 239
Ch. 10 WTO and FTAA: Two Paths to the Same Disaster 262
Conclusion: Another World is Possible 282
Notes 293
Index 373
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Introduction

Nader, Ralph
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