Free Trade: Myth, Reality and Alternatives (Global Issues)

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This book takes a fresh look at this issue in economic policy. Graham Dunkley provides a critical history of international trade and an alternative analysis to orthodox doctrines about trade policy. He argues that trade, although a natural economic process, has today become much more complex, deregulated and divorced from development than is desirable. He concludes by suggesting elements of a new approach to development and an alternative world trading and economic order.

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Graham Dunkley is an economist at the Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. His books include The Free Trade Adventure: The WTO, the Uruguay Round, and Globalism—A Critique, also published by Zed Books.
 

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'An incisive and informative analysis of why free trade derails development, this book serves as an indispensable road map for those seeking to hack their way out of the neoliberal thicket.' Walden Bello 'This thought-provoking book is a valuable contribution to one of the greatest debates of our time, namely, trade and development. Some of its theses may be highly debatable, but all of them demand close attention.' Ha-Joon Chang

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