Global Issues Series Series

Free Trade

Myth, Reality and Alternatives

by Graham Dunkley  

There are many ideas for alternative ways of organizing world trade and increasing the development chances for poor countries. Free Trade explains the case for free trade; the critiques; and how free trade policies work in practice. It introduces powerful and increasingly high profile new ideas for greater self-reliance and alternative development. Readers can see how it is possible to create economic policies that really address poverty and inequality, and that also take into account the environment, culture and human rights.

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  • January 2004
  • ISBN: 9781552661192
  • 268 pages
  • $19.95
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There are many ideas for alternative ways of organizing world trade and increasing the development chances for poor countries. Free Trade explains the case for free trade; the critiques; and how free trade policies work in practice. It introduces powerful and increasingly high profile new ideas for greater self-reliance and alternative development. Readers can see how it is possible to create economic policies that really address poverty and inequality, and that also take into account the environment, culture and human rights.

Economics

Author

Graham Dunkley

Graham Dunkley is senior lecturer in economics at Victoria University of Technology, Australia. He has been a visiting fellow at the University of Warwick. He is the author of The Free Trade Adventure (Zed, 2000).

Contents

  • Introduction: Trade, Myth and Obsession
  • That’s the Theory! Debating Free Trade Doctrine Forever
  • A Confederacy of Heretics: Two Centuries of Free Trade Dissent
  • What About the Practice? Trading and Free Trade in History and Reality
  • Development: Myths and Alternatives: A Critique of Globalizing Growth
  • The Export Cult: The Import Substitution versus Export Orientation Debate
  • The Self-Reliance Option: Global Myths and Alternative Development
  • The Free Trade Adventure: The WTO, Global Myths and Alternatives
  • Conclusion

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