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Trade, Development and Globalization

By Syed Javed Maswood

Routledge – 2014 – 188 pages

Series: Routledge Advances in International Political Economy

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    978-0-415-82699-0
    August 21st 2013

Description

This book provides a longitudinal study of developing country involvement in multilateral trade negotiations.

The trade regime established at the end of the Second World War did not cater for, and in some cases excluded, the developmental interests of the newly independent countries. This book offers a detailed analysis of:

  • The first attempts to revise the trade regime in the 1960s through the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the formation of the Group of 77 to enhance their bargaining potential.
  • The mixed coalition strategy, with the Cairns Group in the Uruguay Round of GATT.
  • The new bargaining coalition, the Group of Twenty, that took on a much more confrontational and assertive bargaining position in the unsuccessful Doha round of the World Trade Organization.

In part two, the author explores the possibility that economic globalization may finally deliver to developing countries what they had failed to achieve in five decades of multilateral negotiations - an opportunity to climb the industrialization ladder and achieve development. The book offers a proposal for revising the format of trade negotiations in a way that helps overcome stalemates and deadlocks.

Trade, Development and Globalization will be of interest to students and scholars of international trade, trade and development, negotiation, global governance, political economy, international relations and economics.

Contents

1. Introduction Part I 2. Southern Coalitions in Trade Negotiations 3. The G77 and UNCTAD 4. The Cairns Group and Uruguay Round Chapter 5. The G20 in Doha Round Part II 6. Economic Globalization and Development 7. Reforming the Architecture of World Trade 8. Conclusion

Author Bio

S. Javed Maswood is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at The American University in Cairo, Egypt..

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Description: By Syed Javed Maswood. This book provides a longitudinal study of developing country involvement in multilateral trade negotiations. The trade regime established at the end of the Second World War did not cater for, and in some cases excluded, the developmental interests of...
Categories: Politics of International Trade, International Politics, Globalization, International Political Economy, Political Economy, International Relations, International Economics, Development Economics, International Trade (incl. trade agreements & tariffs), Economics and Development, Politics & Development