It is often said economics has become as important as security in international relations, yet we work with much less than full understanding of what goes on when government negotiators bargain over trade, finance, and the rules of international economic organizations. The process of economic negotiation shapes the world political economy, John S. Odell says, and this essential process can be understood and practiced better than it is now.
About the Author
John S. Odell is former editor of International Organization and a professor in the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California. His most recent book, edited with Thomas D. Willett, is International Trade Policies: Gains from Exchange between Economics and Political Science.