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Tariff. Free trade. Protectionism

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  • Globalization and the Myths of Free Tradeby Anwar Shaikh

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    The world has become a human laboratory for the momentous social experiment called neoliberalism. Its proclaimed purpose is to reduce global poverty, its protocols are derived from the orthodox theory of competitive free markets and its policies are enforced by the full weight of the rich countries and global institutions such as the World Trade Organization... more...

  • Environmental and Energy Productsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 70.00

    What would be the environmental and development benefits of liberalising trade in environmental goods and what are the barriers to liberalising this market? Since the Doha Ministerial meeting in November 2001 when trade ministers mandated negotiations aimed at reducing or eliminating tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade in environmental goods and... more...

  • European Union Trade Politics and Developmentby Gerrit Faber; Jan Orbie

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    The ?Everything But Arms? (EBA) regulation of the European Union (EU) has been hailed as a groundbreaking initiative for developing countries. Since 2001 EBA grants almost completely liberalized access to the European market for products from the least-developed countries (LDCs). It quickly became the most symbolic European trade initiative towards... more...

  • Reclaiming Development in the World Trading Systemby Yong-Shik Lee

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    This book is the first attempt to suggest a comprehensive modification of the current GATT/WTO disciplines to better facilitate development in impoverished countries. more...

  • Free Tradeby Graham Dunkley

    Zed Books 2004; US$ 20.95

    Free trade and its virtues are a mantra of contemporary economics, and a fixed point of policy for the World Trade Organization. But there are many economists who disagree, and there are many ideas for alternative ways of organizing world trade and increasing the development chances for poor countries. Little wonder that trade has moved beyond the... more...

  • Trading Women's Health and Rightsby Caren Grown; Elissa Braunstein; Anju Malhotra

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 36.95

    Around the world, policymakers and civil society are debating how economic and trade policies shape public health. This edited collection adds a new dimension to this debate. It synthesizes research from a variety of disciplines to analyse how the liberalization of international trade affects reproductive health and rights. Case studies from Mexico,... more...

  • Labor, Globalization and the Stateby Debdas Banerjee; Michael Goldfield

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This book explores the impact of neoliberal globalization on labour markets and the state in the developed and developing world. It focuses especially on the United States and the economies of Asia ? in particular, India. Liberalized trade and investment are thought by neoliberals to be the best levers for raising labour standards, provided labour... more...

  • Trade Liberalisation and The Poverty of Nationsby A.P Thirlwall; P Pacheco-López

    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...

  • Preferential Trade Agreementsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 56.00

    This report aims to answer two major questions: (1) How beneficial are the trade preferences provided to developing countries; and (2) what are the implications of possible erosion of these benefits under multilateral trade liberalisation? The report focuses on trade preferences provided by the so-called Quad countries (Canada, the European Union,... more...

  • Trade Liberalisation and Regional Disparity in Pakistanby Muhammad Shoaib Butt; Jayatilleke S. Bandara

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 178.00

    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...