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This volume provides insights and detailed analyses on Africa's potential for greater participation in world trade and economic growth from a variety of experts and contributors. It will be of interest to economics and trade policy-makers, academics and practitioners, as well as those interested in the World Trade Organization.
This volume of essays offers critical readings on how WTO accession negotiations have expanded the reach of the multilateral trading system not only geographically but also conceptually, and how these negotiations have been used by governments as an instrument for domestic reforms.
A timely and in-depth analysis of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership TTIP aimed at decision makers, advisors and analysts.
By Bryan Early
Powerful countries like the United States regularly employ economic sanctions as a tool for promoting their foreign policy interests. Yet this foreign policy tool has an uninspiring track record of success, with economic sanctions achieving their goals less than a third of the time they are imposed. The costs of...
By Julia Gray
This book argues that investor risk in emerging markets hinges on the company a country keeps. When a country joins an economic agreement with states that are widely known to be stable, it looks less risky. Conversely, when a country joins a group with more unstable members, it looks more...
By Philippa Dee
With the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations moribund, it is time to reconsider the future of trade negotiations as an impetus for reform. Services trade is a leading-edge behind-the-border issue, so a services perspective offers critical insights into the future of trade negotiations more generally. This book traces the...
Presents a comprehensive view of advanced developments in the theory of international trade agreements and political economy. This book introduces terms of trade effects and strategic behavior to the theory of international trade agreements.
By examining the bilateral relationships between Russia and each of the former Soviet republics, this book answers how and why states that are in power asymmetry and have mistrust of one another are able to build cooperative bilateral relationships. It argues that strong treaty networks account for a more cooperative...