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Misadventures of the most favored nations : clashing egos, inflated ambitions, and the great shambles of the world trade system

Author: Paul Blustein
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2009.
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As a linchpin of global capitalism, the World Trade Organization is both revered and reviled. In this book, financial journalist Paul Blustein tells the surprisingly entertaining and compelling story of how the WTO is sliding into dysfunctionality--which poses a new and grave menace to globalization itself. In more than seven years of global talks the WTO has struggled and failed to resolve contentious differences  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Blustein, Paul.
Misadventures of the most favored nations.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©2009
(DLC) 2009014881
(OCoLC)298186456
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Blustein
ISBN: 9780786746200 0786746203
OCLC Number: 436280816
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 344 pages)
Contents: Paging Mr. Black --
The Intergalactic Trade Organization --
THE WTO and its discontents --
Clueless in Seattle --
"There are only a-pluses" --
Removing the stain --
The uprising of the rest --
Jewels and pirates --
His Holiness, Pope Bob --
One Chicken McNugget --
When Peter met Susan --
Even loopholes have got loopholes --
Losing it --
If only there were a better way.
Responsibility: Paul Blustein.

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An acclaimed expert on the global economy illuminates the human foibles, hidden agendas, and political follies that threaten the end of the globalization movement  Read more...

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Library Journal "The World Trade Organization (WTO) is a mess. That's the unavoidable conclusion of Blustein's latest title... Blustein does a remarkable job of getting behind the scenes of Read more...

 
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