The Free Trade Adventure
The WTO, the Uruguay Round and Globalism - A Critique
By (author) Graham Dunkley
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Free Trade Adventure by Graham Dunkley
Book DescriptionFree trade lies at the heart of the new era of globalisation. This superb account explains the theory of free trade and how it has been put into practice. The author reviews the history of 20th century trade agreements. He traces what happened to GATT, with its quite narrow ambit, before the USA pushed the world into the Uruguay Round. This renegotiation of the rules of international trade, enshrined in the World Trade Organisation Agreements, is now taking free trade much further than ever before. The author examines the benefits and hidden costs of the WTO Agreements in both economic and non-economic terms. He looks at their implications for weaker economies and their likely consequences in terms of environmental protection, labour standards and political sovereignty. But alternatives do exist, he argues, to an over-reliance on free trade. These include managed trade, fair trade and self-reliant trade. And he sets out a series of innovative proposals for reforming the basic building blocks for managing the global economy - the WTO, IMF and World Bank.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781856497695
(216mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Graham Dunkley
One World Mania, Paperback (October 2016)
A clear and comprehensive overview of the issues surrounding free-market economic policies and the problems of global integration.
Free Trade, Paperback (February 2004)» View all books by Graham Dunkley
Free Trade explains the case for free trade; the critiques; and how free trade policies work in practice. It introduces powerful and increasingly high profile new ideas for greater self-reliance and alternative development.
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Author Biography - Graham Dunkley
Dr Graham Dunkley is a senior lecturer in economics in the Faculty of Business, Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.
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