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The Political Economy of International Trade: U.S. Trade Laws, Policy, and Social Cost

by Jae Wan Chung

As both trade deficits and fiscal deficits steadily increased during the 1980s in the U.S., free trade has not stood without its share of suffering. Chung investigates American trade policy from the perspectives...


Elite Foundations of Liberal Democracy

by John Higley & Michael Burton

This compelling and convincing study, the capstone of decades of research, argues that political regimes are created and sustained by elites. Liberal democracies are no exception; they depend, above all, on...


Trade and Development in a Globalized World: The Unfair Trade Problem in U.S.DThai Trade Relations

by John M. Rothgeb Jr. & Benjamas Chinapandhu

Trade and Development in a Globalized World examines how the unfair trade regulations of advanced countries affect developing societies. In an effort to determine how developing states attempt to cope with the...


Negotiating Caribbean Freedom: Peasants and The State in Development

by Michaeline A. Crichlow

Negotiating Caribbean Freedom examines how development programs in Jamaica lock the state and rural smallholders into a relationship that fulfills the agendas of both constituents. It further shows how development...


Greater China in an Era of Globalization

by Baogang Guo, Sujian Guo, Jing Men & Jerome S. Hsiang et al.

Greater China in an Era of Globalization examines China's rise, its role in the greater China region, and its influence in other regions of the world. It also analyzes the idea of 'Chinese globalization' and...


Prying Open Fortress Europe: The Turn to Sectoral Labor Migration

by Alexander Caviedes

Globalization has increased international migratory pressures, but in advanced industrialized countries entrenched social interests eager to maintain restrictive policies make it difficult for governments to...


Strategic Cooperation: Overcoming the Barriers of Global Anarchy

by Michael O. Slobodchikoff

By examining the bilateral relationships between Russia and each of the former Soviet republics, this book answers how and why states that are in power asymmetry and have mistrust of one another are able to...


Broken Promises?: The Argentine Crisis and Argentine Democracy

by Edward Epstein & David Pion-Berlin

This collection examines Argentina's recent economic and political crisis by looking at the events leading up to the crisis, the reaction by both security forces and the people, and the relations between Argentina...


United States-Cuban Relations: A Critical History

by Esteban Morales Dominguez & Gary Prevost

United States-Cuban Relations breaks new ground in its treatment of this long and tumultuous relationship by arguing that U.S. policy toward the island is not driven primarily by the political position of the...


Oil Supply Crises: Cooperation and Discord in the West

by Vessela Chakarova

Chakarova offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of consumer countries’ policies and reactions to oil supply shortages. In addition to being a valuable source of information on oil market dynamics,...


Resource Wars

by Michael Klare

This sobering look at the future of warfare predicts that conflicts will now be fought over diminishing supplies of our most precious natural resources.

From the barren oilfields of Central Asia to the lush Nile...


Mexico-U.S. Migration Management: A Binational Approach

by Augustín Escobar Latapí & Susan F. Martin

Within this collection, American and Mexican policy-oriented migration experts provide an up-to-date, binational analysis of Mexico-U.S. migration. They recommend specific forms of bilateral collaboration to...


China, Trade and Power: Why the West’s Economic Engagement Has Failed

by Stewart Paterson

From a Western point of view, the policy of economic engagement with China has failed. A rapid rise in living standards in China has helped legitimize and strengthen the Chinese Communist Party’s power. How...


Australian Services Trade in the Global Economy

by Collectif

This book presents an in depth analysis of the contribution of services to the Australian economy, the regulatory environment of the services sector and its performance in an international context. The analysis...


Britain Post Brexit

by Peter McGarrick

Few countries have subjected themselves to more introspection than the UK in the last three years. The decisions to leave the EU, not to destroy the UK via a breakaway by Scotland and to create a virtually hung...


Trade Facilitation and the Global Economy

by Collectif

In a globalised world, where goods cross borders many times as intermediate and as final products, trade facilitation is essential to lowering overall trade costs and increasing economic welfare, in particular...


Services Trade Policies and the Global Economy

by Collectif

This book synthesises recent work by the OECD analysing services trade policies and quantifying their impacts on imports and exports, the performance of manufacturing and services sectors, and how services trade...


The Economic Impact of Export Restrictions on Raw Materials

by Collective

Export restrictions on raw materials are applied to achieve a number of policy objectives. However, they can have a significant and negative impact on the efficient allocation of resources, international trade,...


International Trade

by Collective

International trade affects the price and availability of practically everything we buy. It also plays a role in many other domains, including jobs, the environment and the fight against poverty. OECD Insights:...


Overcoming Border Bottlenecks

by Collective

International trade has grown rapidly in recent years, thanks in part to the progressive reduction of tariffs and quotas through successive rounds of multilateral trade liberalisation. However, this progress...