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Whose Trade Organization? The Comprehensive Guide to the WTO

Whose Trade Organization? The Comprehensive Guide to the WTO

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Author: Wallach, Lori

Brand: The New Press

Edition: Revised ed.

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 320

Release Date: 01-04-2004

Details: Product Description Many people are surprised when they first learn that trade is only a small element of the World Trade Organization, but the WTO actually covers a huge array of subjects never before included in trade agreements. The new agreements that were born with the WTO almost nine years ago included 800-plus pages of rules that interfere with food safety standards, environmental laws, social service polices, intellectual property standards, government procurement rules, and more. Whose Trade Organization? is the definitive guide to the reign of this undemocratic "trade" regime that has sparked protests from Seattle to Quebec to Genoa. With case-by-case studies, the book exposes the lopsided agreements and secret tribunals that are the tools of the WTO's trade, and reveals the aggressive corporate agenda at its core. This myth-busting guide explains cutting-edge conflicts over rainforest destruction, genetically modified foods, sweatshops, lifesaving drugs, and many other global issues. And it offers critical and timely prescriptions for challenging the WTO and building a public-centered, democratic alternative. Review No country can be allowed to resist American cultural imperialism. About the Author Lori Wallach is Director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, which was created in 1995 to promote government and corporate accountability in the globalization and trade arena. Patrick Woodall is Research Director at Global Trade Watch.

Package Dimensions: 9.0 x 5.9 x 1.3 inches

Languages: English

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