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The banana : empires, trade wars, and globalization

Author: James Wiley
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008.
Series: At table series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The Banana' demystifies the banana trade and its path towards globalization. It reviews interregional relationships in the industry and the changing institutional framework governing global trade, and assesses the roles of such major players as the EU and the WTO.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Wiley
ISBN: 9780803215771 0803215770
OCLC Number: 174134194
Description: xxv, 278 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The creation of the banana empire, 1900-1930 --
The empire challenged, 1930-74 --
The end of splendid isolation, 1974-93 --
Peasant farmer societies : commonwealth Caribbean bananas --
Belize, Suriname, and the French West Indies : on the margins of the Caribbean --
The single European market and the Western Hemisphere's Banana industries --
Neocolonialism encounters the free trade imperative --
The World Trade Organization and the banana trade --
The U.S.-EU banana war heats up --
Pursuit of an elusive goal --
Implications for the future.
Series Title: At table series.
Responsibility: James Wiley.
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The banana is the world's important fresh fruit commodity. This title demystifies the banana trade and its path toward globalization. It reviews interregional relationships in the industry and  Read more...

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