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Free Trade Today

 
Jagdish Bhagwati (Author)
Synopsis Free trade, indeed economic globalization generally, is under siege. The conventional arguments for protectionism have been discredited but not banished. And free trade faces strong new challenges from environmentalists and human rights activists as well as traditional lobbies who wrap their agendas in the language of justice and rights. These groups, claiming a general interest and denouncing free trade as a special interest of corporations and other capitalist forces, have organized large and vocal protest in Seattle, Prague, and elsewhere. Based on his acclaimed Stockholm lectures, Jagdish Bhagwati applies critical insights from revolutionary developments in commercial policy theory—many his own—to show how the pursuit of social and environmental agendas can be creatively reconciled with the pursuit of free trade. Indeed, he argues that free trade, by raising living standards, can serve these agendas far better than can a descent into trade sanctions and restrictions. After settling the score in favour of free trade, Professor Bhagwati considers alternative ways in which it can be pursued. Chiefly, he argues in support to multilateralism and advances a withering critique of recent bilateral and regional free trade agreements (including NAFTA) as preferential arrangements that introduce growing chaos into the world trading system. He also makes a strong case for ‘going it alone’ on the road to trade liberalization and endorses the re-emergence of unilateral liberalization at points around the globe. Forcefully, elegantly and clearly written by one of the foremost economic thinkers of our day, this volume is not merely accessible but essential reading for anyone interested in economic policy or in the world economy. Professor Bhagwati has written a new preface for this edition.
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Bibliographic information

Title Free Trade Today
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 0195662032
length xiii+128p.