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This book explores tensions in global trade by examining the role of experts in generating, disseminating and legitimating knowledge about the possibilities of trade to work for global development. To this end, contributors assess authoritative claims on knowledge. They also consider structural features that uphold trade experts' monopoly over knowledge, such as expert language and legal and economic expertise. The chapters collectively explore the tensions between actors who seek to effect change and those who work to uphold the status quo, exacerbate asymmetries, and reinforce the dominant narrative of the global trade regime.
The book addresses the following key overarching research questions:
This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of IPE, Trade Politics, International Relations, and International Organizations.
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Erin Norma Hannah is Associate Professor at King's University College at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Silke Trommer is University Lecturer in Global Sustainable Development and World Politics at the University of Helsinki, Finland. James Scott is Lecturer in International Politics in the Department of Political Economy at King's College London, UK.
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