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Trade & Development Series No. 34

Globalisation, Liberalisation, and Protectionism: The Global Framework Affecting Rural Producers in Developing Countries
By Martin Khor

Publisher: TWN (ISBN: 978-983-2729-10-5)

Year: 2007   No. of pages: 64

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US$6.00 for Third World countries
RM8.00 for Malaysia
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ABOUT THE BOOK

This paper provides an overview of the phenomenon of globalisation and its effects on the conditions of rural producers in developing countries.

It looks at the programmes and rules of international financial institutions and the World Trade Organisation, and their implications for developing countries.

It studies the imbalances in the global agriculture trade and production framework, and discusses recent developments in the WTO, including the proposals in the negotiations on agriculture that have been put forward by leading developed and developing countries.

The paper also examines the issue of low and declining commodity prices and their effects on developing countries. Finally, it also outlines some recommendations on how to improve the situation.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

MARTIN KHOR is the Director of the Third World Network. An economist trained in Cambridge University, he is the author of several books and articles on trade, development and environment issues.

Contents

1      Introduction                                                                                    

2      Globalisation, Liberalisation and Protectionism

3      The Global Agriculture Policy Framework

4      Loan Conditionality and Structural Adjustment Policies

5      World Trade Organisation Rules and Their Implications

6      Northern Subsidies and Protection and Their Link to Import Surges and Lost Opportunities in Developing Countries

7      Recent Developments on Agriculture in the WTO

8      The Commodities Problem

9      Continued Lack of Supply Capacity in Most Developing Countries

10    Summary of Suggestions for Follow-up

References


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