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The Politics of International Trade in the 21st Century: Actors, Issues and Regional Dynamics

The Politics of International Trade in the 21st Century: Actors, Issues and Regional Dynamics

by Wyn Grant, D. Kelly


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The Politics of International Trade in the 21st Century: Actors, Issues and Regional Dynamics

Twenty papers, presented by Kelly (international political economy, U. of Warwick, UK) and Grant (politics, U. of Warwick, UK), provide an overview of economic and political issues surrounding international trade and its role in the international economy. Contributions on international trade actors discuss the World Trade Organization and the regulation of international trade, the relationship between civil society and the world trade system, and business and government in international policymaking. Issues-based papers examine trade and security, agricultural trade, the political economy of international trade and the environment, the progress of the trade and labor standards debate, intellectual property rights, and the General Agreement on Trade in Services. The final group of papers is devoted to regional dynamics, with case studies of the trade policy of the US, Brazil, Germany, South Africa, Japan, China, and a number of regional blocs. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403904843
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 03/04/2005
Series: International Political Economy Series
Edition description: 2005
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

MARK T. BERGER is Senior Lecturer in the International Studies Program and the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies, University of New South Wales, Australia
SHAUN BRESLIN is Professor of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick, UK
DAVID COEN is Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Director of the MSc in Publicy Policy, School of Public Policy, University College London, UK
PEDRO DA MOTTA VEIGA is a Partner at EcoStrat Consultores (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
ANDREAS FALKE is Professor and Chairholder in International Studies, Business and Economics School, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
NIGEL HAWORTH is Professor of Human Resource Development, University of Auckland, New Zealand
STEVE HUGHES is Director of Studies at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne Business School, UK
CHRISTOPHER MAY is Reader in IPE, University of the West of England, UK
PETER NEWELL is Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, UK
NICOLA PHILLIPS is Hallsworth Research Fellow, University of Manchester, UK
TONY PORTER is Professor of Political Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
MILLS SOKO is completing doctoral research at the University of Warwick, UK
IAN TAYLOR is Lecturer in the School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, UK
JARROD WIENER is Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK
RORDEN WILKINSON is Senior Lecturer in International Relations and International Political Economy, University of Mancheser, UK
MARC WILLIAMS is Professor of International Relations, University of New South Wales, Australia
STEPHEN WOOLCOCK is Lecturer in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Table of Contents

Introduction: Trade in Context; D.Kelly & W.Grant PART I: ACTORS The World Trade Organisation and the Regulation of International Trade; R.Wilkinson Civil Society and the World Trading System; M.Williams Business and Government in International Policy-Making; The Transatlantic Business Dialogue as an Emerging Business Style?; D.Coen & W.Grant PART II: ISSUES Trade, Secutiry and Globalisation; D.Kelly Agricultural Trade; W.Grant The Political Economy of International Trade and the Environment; P.Newell From Marrakech to Doha and Beyond: The Tortuous Progress of the Contemporary Trade and Labour Standards Debate; N.Haworth & S.Hughes GATS and the Politics of 'Trade in Services'; J.Wiener Intellectual Property Rights; C.May PART III: REGIONAL DYNAMICS The New Politics of Trade in the Americas; N.Phillips The United States in International Trade Politics: Liberal Leader or Heavy-Handed Hegemon?; T.Porter The Politics of Trade in Brazil; P.da Motta Viega European Union Trade Policy: Domestic Institutions and Systemic Factors; S.Woolcock German Trade Policy: An Oxymoron?; A.Falke The Political Economy of African Trade in the 21st Century; M.Soko The Contradictions and Continuities of South African Trade Policy; I.Taylor From APEC to ASEAN+3? The US-China-Japan Triangle and the Geo-Political Economy of Trade in the Asia-Pacific; M.T.Berger The Politcial Economy of Japanese Trade Policy; D.Kelly China's Trade Policy; S.Breslin

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