International Trade and Developing Countries : Bargaining Coalitions in GATT and WTO
This new study asks and answers these key questions, showing why successful coalition building is a difficult and expensive process: allies need to be carefully identified, large numbers do not always mean a proportionate increase in influence. The weak have the choice of teaming up against or jumping on the bandwagon with the strong. Even after it has been organized, collective action entails costs of many kinds.
This book also investigates the relevance and workability of coalitions as an instrument of bargaining power for the weak. More specifically, it analyzes the coalition strategies of developing countries at the inter-state level, particularly in the context of international trade.
Given the nature of this enquiry, this new study uses theoretical and empirical methods to complement each other. Through new case-studies of the Uruguay Round and an analytical overview of more recent coalitions, this is an important contribution to international political economy and international relations, where most GATT/WTO-based coalitions have eluded record.
This book will be of great interest to all students of international relations, politics and globalization.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 159 x 235 x 15.24mm | 363g
- 30 Sep 2005
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
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Dr Sean W. Burges, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. International Affairs, October 2004, Vol. 80, Issue 5
"In a nutshell, for everyone interested in understanding how the coalitions of developing countries should be devised and work in negotiations within WTO issues in special Trade in Services, this book is essential reading."
Rogerio de Souza Farias University of Brasilia, Brazil. Political Studies Review, 2004 2 (3), 414-439
"Narlikar's book is a sophisticated and well written analysis that represents a significant contribution to the literature on international trade negotiations."
Professor Wyn Grant, University of Warwick, UK. Review of International Studies, 2004, Vol. 30, 537-544
"Narlikar's book is an impressively rigorous and informed study of the role and efficacy of bargaining coalitions, especially but not exclusively of developing countries, for trade negotiations in both the GATT (especially the Uruguay Round) and the WTO (up to Doha). The book is written in an accessible style and provides a valuable addition to the collection of anybody interested in multilateral trade negotiations."
Oliver Morrissey, University of Nottingham, UK, Journal of International Development, 2005, Vol. 17, 695-711