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The Free Trade Adventure The WTO, the Uruguay Round and Globalism - A Critique

By: Graham Dunkley
352 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: Zed Books
The Free Trade Adventure
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Examines the benefits and hidden costs of the WTO Agreements in both economic and non-economic terms and looks at their implications for weaker economies and their likely consequences in terms of environmental protection, labour standards and political sovereignty.


Part 1 GATTing a new world order: introduction - the greatest agreement in history?; the spirit of the age? The free trade adventure and the end of history; how we got GATT - mildly heretical history of trade agreements; the fall and rise of GATT - background of the Uruguay Round; towards a GATT-fearing world - the results of the Uruguay Round; there goes the neighbourhood - the regional free trade adventure. Part 2 Problems and critiques of the Uruguay Round's new world order: introduction - putting the fear of GATT into them; doctrine and heresy - two centuries of free trade debate; the best thing since sliced bread? Benefits and hidden costs of the Uruguay Round; structural change for whom? Structural impacts of the Uruguay Round and beyond; At whose service? Services and intellectual property in the Uruguay Round; greening the GATT or GATTing the green? Environment and standards in the Uruguay Round; the perils of globalism - the WTO in the new world order; is there life after GATT? Alternatives to the free trade adventure; postscript - in pursuit of the global millennium.

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By: Graham Dunkley
352 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: Zed Books
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