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The Uruguay Round and Third World Sovereignty
Martin Khor Kok Peng
Third World Network
ISBN: 983-99573-7-6 44 pages, 14x21.5cm
Third World: US$2.00
Others: US$3.00

With which sauce would you like to be eaten?

That's the question posed to the Third World countries at the Uruguay Round's economic negotiations.

The industrial countries are trying to pry open Third World economies for their companies through the Round, which they have dominated. But Third World countries are fighting back.

At stake is the national sovereignty of the Third World countries and the possible deterioration of the South in the already unequal world economic order.

This book explains the North-South conflict in approaching the central issues (services, investment and intellectual property) that lie at the core of the Uruguay Round.

It also portrays the Uruguay Round as a battleground between the advocates of a more fair and ecological world, and those desiring a world order ruled by transnational companies.

CONTENTS

Preface

PART I: BACKGROUND

Chapter 1
Background to the Uruguay Round

PART II: THE NEW THEMES AS MECHANISMS TO DOMINATE THE THIRD WORLD

Chapter 2
Services: Forcing Open Third World Markets

Chapter 3
Trade-related Investment Measures (TRIMs): Freedom for Foreign Investors

Chapter 4
Intellectual Property (TRIPs): Tightening TNC Monopoly on Technology

PART III: CONCLUSIONS

Chapter 5
The Uruguay Round as Battleground: National Sovereignty versus TNC World Power

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