A Social Theory of the WTO: Trading Cultures

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Palgrave Macmillan, Aug 19, 2003 - Business & Economics - 218 pages
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Traditional theories suggest that developing countries lack influence in the trade regime. In A Social Theory of the WTO, Jane Ford uses a social theory or constructivist approach to show that developing countries played a critical role in strengthening multilateralism in the World Trade Organization. By adopting a new role in trade negotiations during the Uruguay Round negotiations, developing countries helped to strengthen trade rules and change the trading culture of limited multilateralism.

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JANE FORD is a Director of international risk consultancy Alpha Risk International and is currently a departmental visitor in the Research School for Pacific and Asian Studies at the Australian National University. She is the author of several publications dealing with international political economy and political risk.