Putting Development First: The Importance of Policy Space in the WTO and IFIs

Putting Development First: The Importance of Policy Space in the WTO and IFIs

by Kevin P Gallagher


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This book examines how far the economic forces and rules that govern the global economy are shrinking the "policy space" available to developing countries in constructing policies to raise living standards. The contributors analyze what room for movement developing countries still have, despite global macro-economic realities, IMF/World Bank policies, and the trade rules regime of the World Trade Organization. They suggest the policies that could be put in place to strengthen developing countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781842776353
Publisher: Zed Books
Publication date: 10/07/2005
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kevin P. Gallagher is an assistant professor of international relations at Boston University and research associate at the Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University.

Table of Contents

1: Globalization and the Nation State: Reasserting Policy Autonomy For Development - Kevin P. Gallagher
2: Development Policies in a World of Globalization - Joseph Stiglitz
3: Rethinking Industrial Strategy: The Role of the State - Sanjaya Lall
4: Toward the Optimum Degree of Openness - Amit Bhaduri
5: What Strategies are Viable for Developing Countries Today? The WTO and the Shrinking of Development Space - Robert Wade
6: Kicking Away the Ladder: 'Good Policies' and 'Good Institutions' in Historical Perspective - Ha-Joon Chang
7: The TRIPS Agreement and the Transfer of Technology - Carlos Correa
8: Will Investment Rules Shrink Policy Space for Sustainable Development? Evidence from the Electricity Sector - Albert Cho and Navroz Dubash
9: Performance Requirements: Still Available for Development Policy - Nagesh Kumar
10: Neo-liberalism as Opportunity: Constraint and Innovation in Contemporary Development Strategy - Peter Evans
11: Promoting Industry under WTO Law - Alice Amsden
12: Elements for a New Paradigm on Special and Differential Treatment: Special and Differential Treatment, The Multilateral Trading System and Economic Development in the 21st Century - Ajit Singh

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