Examines the inherent conflict between the two main approaches to
reducing trade barriers, economic integration or bilateralism as
embodies by the European Union and the North American Free Trade
Agreement, and multilateralism as embodied in the General Agreement
on Taxes and Tariffs and its successor the World Trade Organization.
Also provides a theoretical framework for comparing the
accomplishments of the approaches, then evaluates the effects of
regional trading arrangements and GATT, and offers recommendations
for eliminating the weaknesses and inconsistencies of the
multilateral course so it can triumph against the regionalist
onslaught. Distributed in the US by Ashgate.
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