Globalization and America's Trade Agreements

Author: William Krist

Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press / Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421411682

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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This book will serve as a valuable guide for those unfamiliar with trade policy and provides a challenging critique of trade policy for those already knowledgeable in the field.

Trade and Globalization

An Introduction to Regional Trade Agreements

Author: David A. Lynch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742566900

Category: Political Science

Page: 346

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To access the additional resources mentioned in this book, Click Here. Regional trade agreements (RTAs) are not new, but their importance in global economics and politics has grown exponentially in the past two decades. At the same time, RTAs have become increasingly controversial as their number, scope, and cross-cutting memberships become so complex that many fear they will undermine the World Trade Organization's multilateral trading system. Ranging from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum to the European Union to the North American Free Trade Agreement, RTAs have equally wide-ranging purposes, from improving market access to increasing clout in international negotiations. Tackling this complexity and confusion head on, this book provides a much-needed guide to RTAs. Setting current regional agreements in their economic, political, and historical context, David A. Lynch describes and compares virtually every significant RTA, region by region. He clearly explains their intricate inner workings, their webs of collaboration and conflict, and their primary goals and effectiveness. Lynch's deeply knowledgeable study bridges the ideological divides in scholarly and public debate, including economists' emphases on markets and efficiency versus antiglobalization activists' concerns over inequality and social ills. By building a middle ground between micro and macro analysis and clarifying technical terminology, this concise and accessible book will be an invaluable reference for all nonspecialists.

Dangerous Business

Author: Pat Choate

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307269337

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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From one of the most respected and vigorous economic thinkers in Washington, a wake-up call about the perils of unfettered globalization. In this impassioned, prescient book, Pat Choate shows us that while increased worldwide economic integration has some benefits for our fiscal efficiency, it also creates dependencies, vulnerabilities, national security risks, and social costs that now outweigh its advantages. He takes the long view of developments such as technology-driven progress, the offshoring of jobs, and open trade, arguing that current U.S. policies are leading to worldwide economic and political instability, in much the same way as before the Great Depression. Choate writes convincingly about the Defense Department’s growing dependence on foreign sources for its technologies, the leasing of parts of our interstate highway system to overseas investors, China’s economic mercantilism, and international currency manipulation that damages the dollar. We have been borrowing heavily from foreign lenders, who by 2009 will own more than half of the Treasury debt, a third of U.S. corporate bonds, and a sixth of U.S. corporate assets—all of which, if handled improperly, could trigger a global economic collapse. But our economic forecast need not be dire. Choate sees a way out of these dilemmas and presents politically viable steps the United States can take to remain sovereign, prosperous, and secure. He presents bold new research that identifies the special interests and structural corruption that have overtaken our democracy—and shows how they can be corrected. He illustrates how our policy-making and legislative process, currently beholden to the highest bidder, can be transformed from one of corporatism and elitism into one of greater transparency. Clear-eyed and persuasive, this is sure to be one of the most widely discussed books of the year.

The Case Against Free Trade

GATT, NAFTA, and the Globalization of Corporate Power

Author: Ralph Nader

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556431692

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

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This book examines the notion of "free trade" and the issues raised by adopting the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Essays by Ralph Nader, Jerry Brown, William Greider, Margaret Atwood, Mark Ritchie, Wendell Berry, Pat Choate, and others.

The Political Economy of Hemispheric Integration

Responding to Globalization in the Americas

Author: D. Sánchez-Ancochea,K. Shadlen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230612946

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

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Benefiting from a truly Pan-American perspective, these essays evaluate the economics and politics of the new patterns of North-South integration in the particular context of the Americas, questioning if regional and bilateral trade agreements like NAFTA, CAFTA or the FTAA are appropriate mechanisms to promote economic development.

Failure to Adjust

How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy

Author: Edward Alden

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538109093

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

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*Updated edition with a new foreword on the Trump administration's trade policy* The vast benefits promised by the supporters of globalization, and by their own government, have never materialized for many Americans. In Failure to Adjust Edward Alden provides a compelling history of the last four decades of US economic and trade policies that have left too many Americans unable to adapt to or compete in the current global marketplace. He tells the story of what went wrong and how to correct the course. Originally published on the eve of the 2016 presidential election, Alden’s book captured the zeitgeist that would propel Donald J. Trump to the presidency. In a new introduction to the paperback edition, Alden addresses the economic challenges now facing the Trump administration, and warns that economic disruption will continue to be among the most pressing issues facing the United States. If the failure to adjust continues, Alden predicts, the political disruptions of the future will be larger still.

What You Need to Know to Go Global

A Guide to International Trade Transactions

Author: Stephen Creskoff

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480829927

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 450

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What You Need To Know To Go Global is a terrific book! Any SME wanting to compete in world markets should read What You Need To Know To Go Global written by an extremely knowledgeable expert with a lifetime of hands-on experience. --William Krist, Senior Scholar, Wilson Center and author of Globalization and Americas Trade Agreements. As a practitioner of international trade law for 30 years, I am often asked for help with this very question - how do I go international with my business? Until now, Ive never had a good answer. Steve Creskoffs book fills a big gap in the available books on this subject. It is very practical and the stories based on his work and experience place the issues in context and allow the reader to understand the how and why not just the what. Chapter 9 alone is worth the price of the entire book. The value provided in this book is worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars in consulting fees. The reader gets the benefit of the authors years of global experience for the price of the book, a real bargain. --Jeff Snyder, General editor, Global Trade & Custom Journal and Chair, international trade group, Crowell & Moring LLP What You Need To Know To Go Global is an invaluable tool for anyone trying to understand and overcome the challenges of international trade. It is highly readable and full of insights and practical advice. --Lynn Reaser, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Fermanian Business & Economic Institute,Point Loma Nazarene University

Mad about Trade

Why Main Street America Should Embrace Globalization

Author: Daniel T. Griswold

Publisher: Cato Institute

ISBN: 193530819X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 203

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Made about Trade demonstrates how free trade is "the working family's best friend" and reexamines "the globalization debate from the perspective of what it means for millions of typical American families."

Remaking U.S. Trade Policy

From Protectionism to Globalization

Author: Nitsan Chorev

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801445750

Category: History

Page: 242

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Chorev focuses on trade liberalization in the United States from the 1930s to the present as she explores the political origins of today's global economy.

Straight Talk on Trade

Ideas for a Sane World Economy

Author: Dani Rodrik

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400888905

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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An honest discussion of free trade and how nations can sensibly chart a path forward in today’s global economy Not so long ago the nation-state seemed to be on its deathbed, condemned to irrelevance by the forces of globalization and technology. Now it is back with a vengeance, propelled by a groundswell of populists around the world. In Straight Talk on Trade, Dani Rodrik, an early and outspoken critic of economic globalization taken too far, goes beyond the populist backlash and offers a more reasoned explanation for why our elites’ and technocrats’ obsession with hyper-globalization made it more difficult for nations to achieve legitimate economic and social objectives at home: economic prosperity, financial stability, and equity. Rodrik takes globalization’s cheerleaders to task, not for emphasizing economics over other values, but for practicing bad economics and ignoring the discipline’s own nuances that should have called for caution. He makes a case for a pluralist world economy where nation-states retain sufficient autonomy to fashion their own social contracts and develop economic strategies tailored to their needs. Rather than calling for closed borders or defending protectionists, Rodrik shows how we can restore a sensible balance between national and global governance. Ranging over the recent experiences of advanced countries, the eurozone, and developing nations, Rodrik charts a way forward with new ideas about how to reconcile today’s inequitable economic and technological trends with liberal democracy and social inclusion. Deftly navigating the tensions among globalization, national sovereignty, and democracy, Straight Talk on Trade presents an indispensable commentary on today’s world economy and its dilemmas, and offers a visionary framework at a critical time when we need it most.

Dilemmas of a Trading Nation

Japan and the United States in the Evolving Asia-Pacific Order

Author: Mireya Solís

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815729200

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

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The balancing of competing interests and goals will have momentous consequences for Japan—and the United States—in their quest for economic growth, social harmony, and international clout. Japan and the United States face difficult choices in charting their paths ahead as trading nations. Tokyo has long aimed for greater decisiveness, which would allow it to move away from a fragmented policymaking system favoring the status quo in order to enable meaningful internal reforms and acquire a larger voice in trade negotiations. And Washington confronts an uphill battle in rebuilding a fraying domestic consensus in favor of internationalism essential to sustain its leadership role as a champion of free trade. In Dilemmas of a Trading Nation, Mireya Solís describes how accomplishing these tasks will require the skillful navigation of vexing tradeoffs that emerge from pursuing desirable, but to some extent contradictory goals: economic competitiveness, social legitimacy, and political viability. Trade policy has catapulted front and center to the national conversations taking place in each country about their desired future direction—economic renewal, a relaunched social compact, and projected international influence. Dilemmas of a Trading Nation underscores the global consequences of these defining trade dilemmas for Japan and the United States: decisiveness, reform, internationalism. At stake is the ability of these leading economies to upgrade international economic rules and create incentives for emerging economies to converge toward these higher standards. At play is the reaffirmation of a rules-based international order that has been a source of postwar stability, the deepening of a bilateral alliance at the core of America’s diplomacy in Asia, and the ability to reassure friends and rivals of the staying power of the United States. In the execution of trade policy today, we are witnessing an international leadership test dominated by domestic governance dilemmas.

New Frontiers in Free Trade

Globalization's Future and Asia's Rising Role

Author: Razeen Sally

Publisher: Cato Institute

ISBN: 1933995211

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 154

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Offers compelling analysis of key trends that are significantly shaping the future of free trade and international commerce and explores the spread of protectionist reactions to globalization, the swiftly rising market power of China and Asia.

Globalisation, Trade Liberalisation, and Higher Education in North America

The Emergence of a New Market Under NAFTA?

Author: C.W. Barrow,S. Didou-Aupetit,J. Mallea

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402018626

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

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This volume analyzes the emerging relationship between trade liberalisation, post-industrialisation, and higher education policy in Canada, Mexico, and the USA. In separate case studies, the authors analyze higher education policy in Canada, Mexico, and the USA using a common theoretical framework that identifies economic globalisation, international trade liberalisation, and post-industrialisation as common structural factors exerting a significant, if often indirect, influence on higher education in the three countries. This study - the result of trilateral co-operation between three scholars in Canada, Mexico, and the USA - is the first effort to document the extent of NAFTA's impact on higher education. It is of interest to university professors working in higher education, economics, and political science; professionals and researchers in higher education associations, and non-governmental organizations involved in higher education policy. This text can also be used as a supplemental text in graduate courses on higher education policy and administration or courses on international higher education.

Fixing Global Finance

Author: Martin Wolf

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801898439

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Sharply and clearly argued, Wolf’s prescription for fixing global finance illustrates why he has been described as "the world's preeminent financial journalist."

Regional Trade Agreements and the Multilateral Trading System

Author: Rohini Acharya

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316889416

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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This volume contains a collection of studies examining trade-related issues negotiated in regional trade agreements (RTAs) and how RTAs are related to the WTO's rules. While previous work has focused on subsets of RTAs, these studies are based on what is probably the largest dataset used to date, and highlight key issues that have been negotiated in all RTAs notified to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). New rules within RTAs are compared to rules agreed upon by WTO members. The extent of their divergences and the potential implications for parties to RTAs, as well as for WTO members that are not parties to RTAs, are examined. This volume makes an important contribution to the current debate on the role of the WTO in regulating international trade and how WTO rules relate to new rules being developed by RTAs.

Globalization and America Since 1945

Author: Deward Clayton Brown

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842050159

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 166

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In 1999 more than 50,000 protestors at the World Trade Organization meeting turned downtown Seattle into a war zone. Windows were smashed, stores were looted, and 500 were arrested. In 2001 a demonstration at the Group of 7 meeting in Genoa, Italy, left one man dead as protestors clashed with police. And in 2002, only a few months after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, 201 demonstrators were arrested as 7,000 protested at the meeting of the World Economic Forum in New York City. What was the issue that evoked such intense, passionate and sometimes violent opposition? Globalization. Students are familiar with the term, but how to define the term and explain its many nuances and ramifications? In his new book, Globalization and America since 1945, D. Clayton Brown provides a brief, jargon-free and easy-to-understand overview of this important issue. This volume examines how the United States has impacted globalization and how it has been affected by the growing interconnectedness of the world's nations. Professor Brown argues that since the end of World War II, the United States has led the way in interacting with other countries. Prof. Brown looks at globalization in a historical perspective, defining and explaining all of the factors responsible for this phenomenon. Unlike other books that focus solely on the economics of globalization, Globalization and America since 1945 explores a host of issues-immigration, public health, technology, popular culture, and others. The book shows how these disparate areas have been affected by the changing way countries interact and how these issues have in turn affected the increasing interrelatedness of the world. In the final chapter, Prof. Brown brings the analysis up to date in a fascinating discussion of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Brown points out that Osama Bin Laden's Al Qaeda network is a global entity that takes advantage of the same technologies that are used to promote trade, capital flow, int

Handbook of International Trade Agreements

Country, regional and global approaches

Author: Robert E. Looney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351046934

Category: Political Science

Page: 462

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International trade has, for decades, been central to economic growth and improved standards of living for nations and regions worldwide. For most of the advanced countries, trade has raised standards of living, while for most emerging economies, growth did not begin until their integration into the global economy. The economic explanation is simple: international trade facilitates specialization, increased efficiency and improved productivity to an extent impossible in closed economies. However, recent years have seen a significant slowdown in global trade, and the global system has increasingly come under attack from politicians on the right and on the left. The benefits of open markets, the continuation of international co-operation, and the usefulness of multilateral institutions such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have all been called into question. While globalization has had a broadly positive effect on overall global welfare, it has also been perceived by the public as damaging communities and social classes in the industrialized world, spawning, for example, Brexit and the US exit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The purpose of this volume is to examine international and regional preferential trade agreements (PTAs), which offer like-minded countries a possible means to continue receiving the benefits of economic liberalization and expanded trade. What are the strengths and weaknesses of such agreements, and how can they sustain growth and prosperity for their members in an ever-challenging global economic environment? The Handbook is divided into two parts. The first, Global Themes, offers analysis of issues including the WTO, trade agreements and economic development, intellectual property rights, security and environmental issues, and PTAs and developing countries. The second part examines regional and country-specific agreements and issues, including NAFTA, CARICOM, CETA, the Pacific Alliance, the European Union, EFTA, ECOWAS, SADC, TTIP, RCEP and the TPP (now the CPTPP), as well as the policies of countries such as Japan and Australia.

Economic Governance in the Age of Globalization

Author: William K. Tabb

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231131544

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

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The classical models of international free trade that have long been championed by the US, have failed to produce the rapid growth, reduced poverty & stable societies that have been promised. William Tabb advocates a new financial architecture to meet the real needs of the world in the 21st century.

Shafted

Free Trade and America's Working Poor

Author: Christine Ahn

Publisher: Food First Books

ISBN: 9780935028928

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 94

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Nafta. The WTO. Trade agreements are supposed to benefit us all. Instead, in the decade since they've been in effect, life has become much worse for millions of ordinary Americans. Hundreds of thousands of people are out of work. Farmers earn less than it costs to grow their crops, but consumer prices are still rising. White-collar jobs are following factory jobs out of the country -- forever. Taxpayers foot the bill for the social, economic, and environmental wreckage. And our government pushes more and more free trade as the answer to problems created by...free trade. In Shafted, working people -- family farmers and farmworkers, fishermen and seamstresses -- describe the ruin free trade has brought to them, their families, and their towns. These aren't theorists; these are the voices of experience. And they're telling us, clearly and eloquently, that it's time to stop the madness that enriches a few companies at the cost of things so many Americans hold dear: justice, human rights, community, family, and the dignity of work and of workers. Book jacket.

Understanding NAFTA

Mexico, Free Trade, and the New North America

Author: William A. Orme

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292760462

Category: Political Science

Page: 335

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"Very readable book written during height of NAFTA debate. Remains a valuable resource for discussing impact of the trade agreement in Mexico and US"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.