Dilemmas of international trade [electronic resource] / Bruce E. Moon.

Moon, Bruce Edward, 1950-
Boulder, CO : Westview Press, 2000.
1 online resource (534 p.)
2nd ed.
Dilemmas in world politics.
Dilemmas in world politics

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International trade.
International economic relations.
Electronic books.
""In the post-Cold War world, trade is the new arena for competition-between nations, between groups, between ethical and theoretical ideas. In this revised and updated second edition of Dilemmas of Int""
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; List of Acronyms; 1 Trade and Trade Issues; The Themes of the Book; The Importance of Trade; Concerns About the Trade Balance; Policy Alternatives; Free Trade and the Search for Competitiveness; Export Promotion and Industrial Policy; Forms of Import Restrictions; International Cooperation to Stimulate Trade; The Dilemmas of International Trade; The Distributional Dilemma; The Values Dilemma; The State Goals Dilemma; Choices for the Individual; Conclusion: Choosing a Trade Policy
2 The Theoretical and Historical Origins of Trade IssuesLiberalism and Mercantilism; Mercantilist Trade Policy; The Corn Laws; The Roots of Mercantilism; The Demise of Mercantilism and the Birth of Liberalism; The Rise of the Market; The Advent of Free Trade Theory; The Political Conflict over the Corn Laws; Conclusion: The Triumph of Free Trade; 3 The Politics of Protectionism; Cycles of Global Mercantilism and Liberalism; The Reaction to Laissez-Faire; The Rise of the Working Class and Political Democracy; Modern Elaborations of Liberal Trade Theory
The Distributional Dilemma: The Impact of Trade on ClassThe Distributional Politics of Trade Policy; The Effects of Market Dominance and Decline; Trade and the Great Depression; Conclusion: The Sources of Policy Cycles; 4 The International Politics of Trade; The Origins of Bretton Woods; Hegemonic Stability Theory and American Global Leadership; Liberal Interdependence and Peace; The Ideals and Institutions of the Bretton Woods System; The Principles of GATT/WTO; The Financial Institutions of the Bretton Woods System; The Uruguay Round of GATT; The World Trade Organization
Conclusion: Trade Dilemmas, International Institutions, and the "Battle of Seattle,"5 Neomercantilism and Bilateral Trade Issues; U.S.-Japanese Trade Tensions; The Effects of International Trade on the State; Differences in Trade Policies; Japanese Trade Policy; Strategic Trade Theory and Policy; The Different Roots of American and Japanese Trade Policy; Contemporary American Trade Policy; Recent Trade Disputes; Conclusion: The Future of American-Japanese Relations; 6 Regional Integration; The Evolution of the European Union; Integration: Liberal on the Inside and Mercantilist on the Outside
The Mercantilist Roots of the EUThe Liberal Roots of the EU; The Political Roots of the EU; The Dilemmas Posed by Exchange-Rate Policy; The Evolution of the North American Free Trade Agreement; Motivations for NAFTA; The Dilemmas in NAFTA and the Political Response; The Dilemma of National Sovereignty; The Dilemma of Value Trade-Offs and Environmental Politics; The Distributional Dilemma and the Politics of Labor Issues; The Impact of NAFTA and the Mexican Collapse; Conclusion: Lessons from NAFTA; 7 Globalization and Outward-Oriented Development; Globalization
Trade Options for Poor Countries
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-252) and index.