The World Trading System
Critical Perspectives on the World Economy
Edited by Robert Howse
Routledge – 1998 – 1,792 pages
With ever increasing levels of international trade, many countries are now completely dependent on cross border trade. However, the suspicion that individual countries are not playing by the rules is leading to 'trade friction', and the real possibility of costly trade wars.
The World Trading System includes material on:
* the origin and development of the world trade system since Bretton Woods
* dispute settlement in the world trading system
* administered protection and non-tariff barriers
* the Uruguay Round and beyond
Whilst the focus of the collection is economic, it also explores the perspectives of international political economy, international business and law.