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Trade wars (disputes)

Trade wars (disputes)

Cagliesi, Gabriella M. (2008) Trade wars (disputes). In: Kurst, Lester, Blackwell-Johnson, Joyce, Chasin, Barbara H., Coker, Ann, Fry, Douglas P., Lorentzen, Lois Ann, McAlister, Alfred, Oberg, Oberg, Okamoto, Mitsuo and Ritter, Daniel, (eds.) Encyclopedia of Violence Peace and Conflict. Elsevier B.V., pp. 2154-2168. ISBN 978-0-12-369503-1, 978-0-12-373985-8 (e-book) (doi:

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The last decades have seen a remarkable growth in trade activities. The intensification of trade relations has created more opportunities for trade disputes. The World Trade Organization (WTO) with a new more legalized dispute settlement system has influenced trade conflicts. WTO growth has been paralleled by a dramatic proliferation of preferential trade agreements that have favored regional trade liberalization but have created new risks, in particular a greater risk of new protectionism and of blocking multilateralism. Many trade disputes have arisen because while the world’s economy has become more global, policies are still national and influenced by domestic interest groups.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1] Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict, is a three-volume set, and is now in its 2nd edition [2] Available online 28 August 2008 [3] This book was edited by Lester Kurtz (editor in chief) along with a team of associate editors.
Uncontrolled Keywords: agricultural sector, banana war, bilateralism, dispute settlement, grow hormones, lobbies, market access, multilateralism, regionalism, section 301, strategic relations, telecommunications sector, trade discriminatory policies, WTO
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Faculty of Business > Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (IPEGFA) > Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC)
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