Free Trade

Myth, Reality and Alternatives

Author: Graham Dunkley

Publisher: Zed Books


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 948

This book takes a fresh look at this issue in economic policy. Graham Dunkley provides a critical history of international trade and an alternative analysis to orthodox doctrines about trade policy. He argues that trade, although a natural economic process, has today become much more complex, deregulated and divorced from development than is desirable. He concludes by suggesting elements of a new approach to development and an alternative world trading and economic order.

North American Free Trade

Issues and Recommendations

Author: Gary Clyde Hufbauer

Publisher: Peterson Institute


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 396

View: 198

Negotiations toward a North American free trade area (FTA) started in early 1991. This study assesses the impact such negotiations would have on the US and Mexican economies, the goals of a North American ETA, and the implications for world trade relations. Three main topics are examined: the goals of the United States, Mexico, and Canada in pursuing closer trade ties, and the appropriate modalities and timetable for achieving those objectives; the implications of prospective negotiations: what should and should not be on the table, how the US-Canada model could be applied, and/or how that model would need to be modified; and the implications for the world trading system in light of the results of the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations in the GATT.

Beyond Free Trade

Alternative Approaches to Trade, Politics and Power

Author: K. Ervine

Publisher: Springer


Category: Political Science

Page: 305

View: 365

The world of trade is changing rapidly, from the 'rise of the South' to the growth of unconventional projects like fair trade and carbon trading. Beyond Free Trade advances alternative ways for understanding these new dynamics, based on historical, political, or sociological methods that go beyond the limitations of conventional trade economics.

Protection or Free Trade

Author: Henry George

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag


Category: Political Science

Page: 464

View: 180

Henry George on free trade! The dismal science is being reclaimed, its swamp lands drained, its jungles cleared, sunshine and free air let in; and the cheap publishers are establishing a prosperous settlement on the bogs where the owl but lately was wont to hoot its wisdom to unlistening ears. The singular success of Mr. George is that he has made Political Economy interesting. A vast deal of heresy might well be pardoned to the author who has set the average man thinking over the urgent problems which were recently supposed to constitute the dreariest of the sciences. No writer on Political Economy has approached him in the power of clothing its dry bones with life. Those who deny him the title of a social architect cannot refuse him the claim of being an economic artist. This book has much of the charm which characterized his first great work. 'Protection or Free Trade' takes a grip of the reader such as 'Progress and Poverty' laid upon hosts of men in all walks of life. Those of us who knew that Mr. George has been for a year or more engaged on a book upon this well-handled theme have awaited its appearance with curious wonder, to see whether this threshed-out subject could take on new life at his touch. The miracle is wrought. He has written a book which, whether it convince the reader or not, cannot fail to interest him, and allure him on through its pages with a zest that never flags from title-page to finis. He is really a master of words. This, however, is because he is a master of ideas. He has his subject well in hand when he begins to write. He thinks clearly, and thus speaks clearly. He knows what he means, sees his thought vividly in the sunshine, and thus puts it upon paper so that he who runs may read. He goes straight for the point which he has in view, and strides along in a good, honest Saxon gait which leaves it easy for the plainest man of the people to keep in his footsteps.

The Rise of Free Trade

Author: Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: Free trade

Page: 502

View: 924

Why was Britain the first country to opt for unilateral free trade 150 years ago? On 16 May 1846, the House of Commons voted to abolish tariff protection for agriculture - the famous 'repeal of the Corn Laws'. Britain then adhered to her free trade policy despite both her relative economic decline and the protectionist policies of her leading trade rivals, the USA and Germany.This four volume set examines and explains the contentious issues surrounding the policy shift to free trade and the subsequent persistence of that policy. This set provides a comprehensive collection of articles including previously unpublished material on nineteenth century British trade policy and a new and comprehensive introduction by the editor putting the material into context.

Battles Over Free Trade, Volume 2

The Consolidation of Free Trade, 1847–1878

Author: Mark Duckenfield

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 374

View: 655

After the collapse of the Doha Development Round of the World Trade Organization talks, agricultural subsidies and market liberalization went high on the political agenda. This work features historical documents that address the thorny relationship between trade and politics, the appropriate role of international regulation, and domestic concerns.

Prospects for Free Trade in the Americas

Author: Jeffrey J. Schott

Publisher: Peterson Institute for International Economics


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

View: 790

Negotiations on a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) began in 1998. This study examines the prospects for the FTAA in light of economic and political turmoil in Latin America and the continuing impasse of US "fast track" authority. It also evaluates progress in the trade talks, challenges of the Quebec Summit in April 2001, and proposals for accelerating the target date of January 2005 for concluding negotiations.

From free trade to globalization uncovering the mist of 21st century

Author: José Alberto, Pérez Toro

Publisher: Editorial Tadeo Lozano


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 584

View: 264

Much has been written about globalization as an economic and political concept. The academic debate looks forward for explanations about the historical roots and development of this emerging phenomenon where the Nation-State’s evolved into a system where nations are ruled by the dynamics of global interdependence. Globalization in the new era is characterized as a process where geographical, political and cultural borders tend to dissolve. The Westphalia notion of sovereignty capitulates against the principle of political subordination as integration of local power ensuring national legitimacy.