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The World Trade Organization in the New Global Economy

Trade and Investment Issues in the New Millennium Round Edited by the late Alan M. Rugman, formerly Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK and the late Gavin Boyd, formerly Honorary Professor, Political Science Department, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, US and Adjunct Professor, Management Faculty, Saint Mary’s University, Canada
Despite the disruption of the multilateral trade talks at Seattle in December 1999, the work of the World Trade Organization (WTO) continues. The trade and investment issues that have been outstanding since the Seattle events are explored in this far reaching book. The distinguished contributors combine several analytical approaches for a comprehensive assessment of the trends, problems and opportunities demanding attention in international trade negotiations.
Extent: 320 pp
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Publication Date: 2001
ISBN: 978 1 84064 507 1
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Despite the disruption of the multilateral trade talks at Seattle in December 1999, the work of the World Trade Organization (WTO) continues. The trade and investment issues that have been outstanding since the Seattle events are explored in this far reaching book. The distinguished contributors combine several analytical approaches for a comprehensive assessment of the trends, problems and opportunities demanding attention in international trade negotiations.

The authors discuss the principle items on the agenda for a renewed round of WTO talks, and also examine issues concerning the treatment of foreign direct investment, urging trade policymakers to adopt measures that will enhance flows of such investment, as these contribute to trade expansion. US, European and Japanese interests and perspectives are considered. The authors believe that cooperative management of international trade and investment issues could introduce greater harmony in the world trading system and overcome fears about the disruptive consequences of increased market openness. The self appointed roles of Non Government Organizations (NGOs) are examined, with emphasis on the primary responsibilities of governments as representatives of their nations.

By bringing together the extensive results of research by economists, international management experts and political scientists, this book will be of immense worth to trade policymakers, policy research institutes, consulting firms, and academic communities. Of particular value will be the volume’s discussions of international competition policy problems.
Contributors: A. Anishchenko, G. Boyd, T.L. Brewer, J.P. Daniels, J.B. Davis, A. Lanoszka, T. Ozawa, N. Pain, R.H. Pedler, J.D. Richardson, A.M. Rugman, J. Soloway, G. Winham, S. Young
Contents: Foreword Preface 1. The World Trade Organization and the International Political Economy 2. Institutional Development of the WTO 3. Agenda Setting for a Millennial Round: Challenges and Opportunities 4. Corporations and Structural Linkages in World Commerce 5. Triad Policy Interdependencies in the WTO 6. The USA in the WTO 7. The EU in the WTO 8. Japan in the WTO 9. Openness, Growth and Development: Trade and Investment Issues 10. Designing a Market Enhancing WTO 11. The World Trading System: Collective Management Potentials Index