Manoeuvring at the Margins [electronic resource]: Constraints Faced by Small States in International Trade Negotiations / Emily Jones, Carolyn Deere-Birkbeck and Ngaire Woods.
- London : Commonwealth Secretariat, 2010.
- Government document
1 online resource (120 pages)
- Of enduring concern for small states are the numerous constraints they face in international trade negotiations. This study provides evidence that small states can still have an important influence over the outcomes of negotiations if they successfully identify and tackle these underlying constraints.Building on existing scholarship, Manoeuvring at the Margins is the first attempt to thoroughly analyse the views of representatives from small states on the constraints they face in this area. The authors, led by Dr Ngaire Woods and Dr Carolyn Deere Birkbeck of the University of Oxford, highlight three areas where small states can maximise their potential influence: establishing an effective negotiating team by strengthening human resources; harnessing the support of civil society and the private sector; and improving negotiation strategies. The recommendations they provide will be useful in assisting trade policy-makers in small states to achieve greater success in WTO and other trade arenas.
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Introduction: The Scope and Methods of the Study
The Constraints Faced by Small States: A Review
Building an Effective Negotiating Team
Harnessing the Support of Civil Society and the Private Sector
Leveraging Limited Bargaining Power
The Way Forward: Prioritising and Tackling Constraints
List of Small States
List of people interviewed
- Deere-Birkbeck, Carolyn.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.14217/9781848590571-en doi
- Access Restriction:
- Restricted for use by site license.
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