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Tariff. Free trade. Protectionism

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  • 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...

  • New Free Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacificby Christopher M. Dent

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 130.00

    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...

  • 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 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...

  • State Subsidies in the Global Economyby Nikolaos Zahariadis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreementsby Simon Lester; Bryan Mercurio

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 132.00

    This volume, first published in 2009, is a comprehensive study of bilateral and regional trade agreements. more...

  • Termites in the Trading Systemby Jagdish Bhagwati

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 16.99

    Jagdish Bhagwati, the internationally renowned economist who uniquely combines a reputation as the leading scholar of international trade with a substantial presence in public policy on the important issues of the day, shines here a critical light on Preferential Trade Agreements, revealing how the rapid spread of PTAs endangers the world trading system.... more...