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- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 135.00
This book studies the main causes, consequences and nature of the Asia-Pacific's new free trade agreement (FTA) trend, and its implications for the global economy. It explores the FTA policies of the region's trade powers and offers conceptual and theoretical perspectives on the relationship between economic bilateralism and regionalism. more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00
This book argues that orthodox theory is based on many unreal assumptions, and that there are sound economic arguments for selective protection of industrial activities in the early stages of economic development. The historical evidence of the now-developed countries also illustrates this fact. With supporting empirical evidence, this book provides... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 47.95
Pakistan?s military, which has directly controlled the country?s affairs for more than half of its post-independence history and which often retained real political power even during periods of democratic rule, has played a significant role in trade liberalisation. Regional disparities have increased since the beginning of major trade liberalisation... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00
Using figures from European Union members, the volume highlights the conditional effects of globalization, asset specificity, and domestic institutions. Far from being impotent, democratic states face politically powerful pressures to continue to shield social actors from the vagaries of the global market. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00
The author argues that in the post-9/11 era, North America is evolving from a primarily economic space to a strategic 'securitized' one and that NAFTA has been used by the US as a regulatory framework for dealing with the pressures of globalization that have emerged in the post-Cold War era. more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 19.99
Preferential Trade Agreements, many taking the form of Free Trade Agreements, now number over 300 and are rapidly increasing. In this new book, leading economist Jagdish Bhagwati reveals how these agreements have recreated the unhappy situation of the protectionist 1930s, when world trade was undermined by discriminatory practices (today, ironically,... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00
Drawing on accounts from practitioners, producers and industry representatives, this book investigates the challenges facing global fair trade movement. It develops several fresh approaches to understanding power, governance and social change covering a broad interdisciplinary field of ideas in development, economics and politics. more...
- Zed Books 2004; US$ 34.95
This book focuses on the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas Agreement. This volume explains the origins and ongoing process of the negotiations and explains why the US wants to expand its NAFTA model. It makes clear that investment protection, in addition to trade, is at the heart of the new agreement. And it examines in-depth the possible consequences... more...
- SAGE India 2009; US$ 39.95
This collection of essays explores the opportunities and risks of the liberalization of trade in services in South Asia. It offers an overview of the entire region on market access and regulatory issues as defined by the GATS framework of the WTO and exposes areas for regional and bilateral liberalization. It provides policymakers and other stakeholders... more...