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  • Globalisation & Trade /1 of 17
    Globalisation & Trade

    Paperback • 2013
    Pages: 386
    ISBN 9789332700871
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    Enhancing Trade, Investment and Cooperation between India and Taiwan

    Parthapratim Pal‚ Arpita Mukherjee‚ Kristy Tsun-tzu Hsu (Eds.)


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    <p>This is the first exhaustive study on possibilities of comprehensive economic partnership between an emerging market in Asia, India, and one of the four 'Asian Dragons', Taiwan. It focuses on how Asian countries can leverage their mutual complementarities, develop production networks and efficient supply chains and enhance investment flows—taking the example of India and Taiwan. Based on primary survey based research, the report highlights the barriers to trade and investment in India and Taiwan, and suggests measures to remove them. It critically examines the WTO and FTA strategies of India and Taiwan in the context of the trade agreements in Asia.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The report focuses on both cross-cutting and sector-specific issues. The sectors discussed in the report include: logistics, automobile and auto component, information and communication technology, food processing, distribution and retail, and human resource development. These sectors have been selected as they are undergoing regulatory and policy changes in India and emphasis is on how India and Taiwan can learn from each other's development and regulatory experiences. The report provides information to businesses operating or planning to operate in each other's market and to policymakers on how to facilitate business interaction and greater trade, and investment flows.</p>

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  • Globalisation & Trade /2 of 17
    Globalisation & Trade

    Paperback • 2013
    Pages: 152
    ISBN 9789332700840
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    A Study of India’s Investment Environment, Major FDI Inflows and Suggestion for Taiwan’s Businessmen

    Rajat Kathuria‚ Mansi Kedia Jaju


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    <p>The report provides a detailed analysis of the investment environment in India with respect to Taiwan. The extensive primary data collection has highlighted challenges and opportunities of India's effort to forge deeper ties in its neighbourhood. The process to promote increased collaboration with Taiwan is already underway. Though barriers to investment continue to exist, India must expedite the process of domestic reforms to create an attractive business environment. The focus on select sectors and states helps provide granular information useful to policymakers, not only with respect to Taiwan, but more general, related to all domestic and foreign investments in India.</p>

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  • Globalisation & Trade /3 of 17
    Globalisation & Trade

    Paperback • 2014
    Pages: 80
    ISBN 9789332701267
    US$49.95
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    India-Pakistan: Trade Perception Survey

    Nisha Taneja‚ Sanjib Pohit‚ Mishita Mehra‚ Prithvijit Mukherjee‚ Isha Dayal‚ Samridhi Bimal


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    <p>This Trade Perception Survey was undertaken to understand how stakeholders engaged in India-Pakistan trade perceived impediments faced by them in realizing the trade potential between the two&nbsp;countries.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Based on an analysis of information collected in the survey on six indicators—awareness of trade policy, ease of meeting standards, market access, business facilitation, customs and&nbsp;documentation, and infrastructure at ports—the study recommends policy options that the Indian and Pakistani governments could consider to reduce impediments. As India and Pakistan are in the&nbsp;midst of a trade normalization process, the recommendations made would help the two governments address the impediments highlighted in the study. This study would be useful for policymakers,&nbsp;industry representatives, think tanks, and students of economics and international relations.&nbsp;</p>

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  • Globalisation & Trade /4 of 17
    Globalisation & Trade

    Hard-cover • 2012
    Pages: 376
    ISBN 9788171889266
    US$79.95

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    Reflections from the Frontline

    Developing Country Negotiators in the WTO

    Pradeep S. Mehta‚ Atul Kaushik‚ Rashid S. Kaukab (Eds.)


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    <p>This book gives a substantive account of the evolution of the WTO Doha Development Agenda (DDA) Negotiations and the role of developing country coalitions and alliances. The reflections are those of former and current developing country negotiators on their firsthand experience of WTO negotiations. They have explained the mandate for these negotiations, particularly the development dimension; have described the progress including developments at key moments like the WTO Ministerial Conferences in Cancun (2003) and Hong Kong (2005); and have drawn lessons from negotiating strategies and tactics applied to-date by developing countries.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The book is divided into three parts.<br /> Part I provides an overview, giving insights on how negotiations on trade and econo­mic relations are conducted in the multi­lateral trading system as well as the key points of DDA substantive negotiations and main developing country alliances and coali­tions. Part II covers the negotiating experience on specific subjects in the Doha Round including cross-cutting issues. Finally, Part III deals with coalition building efforts by developing countries and the impact of these coalitions on the negotiations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The sixteen chapters included in the publication give a rich resume of increasing and more effective developing country participation in the WTO. Authors have brought to fore the twists and turns of the decade long Doha Round, often based on their own experience and perspectives. Such intimate insights are rarely found in the existing literature on the WTO negotia­tions. Authors have also offered suggestions to unlock the stalemate in the DDA and reach a balanced and development-friendly conclusion.</p>

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  • Globalisation & Trade /5 of 17
    Globalisation & Trade

    Hard-cover • 2006
    Pages: 130
    ISBN 8171884229
    US$45.95

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    Free Trade Area in Asia

    Ramesh Chand


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    <p>There is a renewed interest in preferential trading agreements (PTAs) partly to face the challenge thrown by multi-lateral trade liberalisation and partly to benefit from the gains offered by PTAs, particularly RTAs. This book discusses the debate on the impact of PTAs on trade creation and trade diversion and whether PTAs are building block or stumbling block for multi-lateral trade liberalisation. While number of PTAs have grown in the world after WTO, Asia as a continent has not seen much progress towards regional integration.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The book analyses inter country, intra-Asia and extra-Asia trade for each country and for different formations of Asia to examine internal dynamics for integration. It then proceeds to draw implications of RTA in Asia on regional and global welfare.</p>

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  • Globalisation & Trade /6 of 17
    Globalisation & Trade

    Hard-cover • 2009
    Pages: 290
    ISBN 9788171887439
    US$99.95

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    South Asian Yearbook of Trade and Development

    Harnessing Gains from Trade Domestic Challenges and Beyond

    Centre For Trade And Development (centad)


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    <p>The South Asian Yearbook of Trade and Development is an annual series of publication launched by the Centre for Trade and Development (Centad) New Delhi, India in 2005, with the primary objective of articulating debates on development impacts of trade through rigorous policy research and analysis. The Yearbook is envisaged as a comprehensive collection of research papers, which attempt to reflect the South Asian perspectives at the multilateral and regional trade negotiations and provides policy suggestions for the trade negotiators and policy makers of the region.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The South Asian region is becoming increasingly prominent as an economic power house on the world stage particularly as India's economic prowess expands at a breath-taking pace....The value of this yearbook is that it examines the challenges the region is facing in this process of growth, and provides policy makers, business and civil society groups an opportunity to pause and reflect on how the potential in the region can be shaped for the betterment of all... commendable that Centas's tackled these challenges from a development perspective in this yearbook.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Prof. Yash Tandon</strong><br /> Executive Director, South Centre.</p>

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  • Globalisation & Trade /7 of 17
    Globalisation & Trade

    Hard-cover • 2007
    Pages: 164
    ISBN 8171886418

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    After Hong Kong

    Some key trade issues for developing countries

    Ivan Mbirimi (Ed.)


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    <p>After the Hong Kong meetings in December 2005, what are the key trade and development issues that face developing countries in the closing stages of the Doha Round? Leading economic analysts, including Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, examine the detailed issues that developing country negotiators must understand. As always, the devil lies in the detail, and it is at the detailed level that the costs and benefits of trade agreements will be determined.<br /> Essential reading for policy makers, government officials, scholars and students interested in the making and conduct of international trade negotiations and policy.</p>

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  • Globalisation & Trade /8 of 17
    Globalisation & Trade

    Hard-cover • 2008
    Pages: 240
    ISBN 8171886507

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    Global Rice and Agricultural Trade Liberalisation

    Poverty And Welfare Implications For South Asia

    Mohammad A. Razzaque‚ Edwin Laurent (Eds.)


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    <p>Rice has long been one of the most protected commodities in world trade. Now the probable significant liberalisation of trade in rice is likely to have huge welfare implications for many countries dependent on its production and trade, particularly those in South Asia.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This book explores the poverty and welfare implications of this liberalisation for India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and identifies the effects on different groups within poor rice-dependent developing countries.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This book will be of great interest to researchers and policy makers, in South Asia and elsewhere, looking at the distributional consequences of multilateral trade agreements in terms of poverty and welfare within individual countries.</p>

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  • Globalisation & Trade /9 of 17
    Globalisation & Trade

    Hard-cover • 2007
    Pages: 364
    ISBN 8171885829
    US$65.95

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    Globalisation in China, India and Russia

    Emergence of National Groups and Global Strategies of Firms

    Jean-francois Huchet‚ Xavier Richet‚ Joël Ruet (Eds.)


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    <p>No study of globalisation is possible, nor is it thinkable, without referring to China, India, and Russia, that is to say, without an analysis of their firms and including them in the global network of firms. The three countries under study had socialist economies and are now going through a process of transition towards a market economy with various degrees of success and, more importantly, using different methods as far as the relationship between the State and the firms is concerned. .</p> <p><br /> Also, to a large extent, researchers in economics have until now viewed these countries in a somewhat unbalanced manner and they have seldom been the object of a comparative study from the perspective of the globalisation of their firms.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The evolution in policy issues has been strongly backed by a similar evolution in economic theory, the effects strongly felt in former socialist countries, namely Russia and China, as well as in countries which had and still have a large 'public sector' like India. Neither the markets nor the States are nowadays seen as perfect, and this book deals at many places much more with their subtle interactions or coordination, than opposition.</p>

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  • Globalisation & Trade /10 of 17
    Globalisation & Trade

    Hard-cover • 2006
    Pages: 237
    ISBN 8171885381
    US$49.95

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    The Trade Game

    Negotiation trends at WTO and concerns of developing countries

    Bibek Debroy‚ Deepak Mohanty (Eds.)


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    <p>Notwithstanding the WTO objective, even eleven years after the inception of the multilateral body, the trade barriers, both in developed and developing countries are quite significant and unilateral liberalisation is not easily forthcoming. Although this lack of market access hurt the developing countries much more severely than their developed counterparts, the former group never systematically bargained at the negotiating table with the latter before the Doha Ministerial (2001). Looking at the negotiating strategies of India and several other WTO members over the years, the nine papers in this volume explore the current negotiating scenario and the concerns for India and other developing countries.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>While some papers attempt to chalk out the future of global free trade and the determinants of protectionism of major players, the other ones look into the future of India's sectoral negotiating strategy. The introduction notes that judging by the experience of Cancun (2003) and the recent Hong Kong Ministerial (2005), developing countries are fast emerging as quick learners of the rules of the game, but need to sharpen those skills further : “It is quite prudent to understand that hidden from public glare, both the battle and the war will now continue in Geneva, which is less of a free trade bastion than Hong Kong. It is by now a time-honoured fact that the intensity of liberalisation undertaken at home makes handling the WTO-induced reforms easier, and the priorities for Indian policy makers are therefore, obvious.”</p>

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  • Globalisation & Trade /11 of 17
    Globalisation & Trade

    Hard-cover • 2006
    Pages: 683
    ISBN 8171885101
    US$79.95

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    Beyond the Transition Phase of WTO

    An Indian Perspective on Emerging Issues

    Dipankar Sengupta‚ Debashis Chakraborty‚ Pritam Banerjee (Eds.)


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    <p>In a volume aimed at all social scientists, economists and lawyers come together in Beyond the Transitional Phase of the WTO : An Indian Perspective on Emerging Issues to discuss topics ranging from the International Trade in Services including Telecommunications, Transport, Education and E-commerce to questions of compatibility between Obligations towards Environmental Protection and Social Concerns codified in international treaties and protocols and an International Trade Regime that promotes free trade. The contributors discuss current problems that affect India's agriculture like SPS-TBT, and Agricultural Subsidies as well as the issue of Seed Protection and Genetically Modified Crops.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> &nbsp;The volume also looks at problems and prospects of Indian industry in the face of the MFA phase-out and TRIPS. This projective volume not only projects future problems that will rise as India enters into an increasing number of Regional Trading Arrangements but also grapples with legal problems like India's experiences where Dispute Resolution at the WTO are concerned. The volume concludes with a discussion on the Singapore Issues like Trade Facilitation, Government Procurement and Competition Policy. The volume not only discusses the importance of these issues to India as well as the current ‘state of play’ but suggests the appropriate positions for India to take on all these issues at the WTO negotiations and other fora if a Global Agreement on an issue is not probable.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>"This is a book dealing with all the issues concerning the place of India inside the WTO. In spite of complex and technical matters the authors have succeeded in producing a clear synthesis on all sectors. Of great interest is the historical perspective highlighting the changing views of India along the years, from defensive to more proactive and offensive strategies."<br /> <strong>— Professor Frederic Landy</strong><br /> University of Paris X</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> "With the DDA (Doha Development Agenda) picking up steam, the WTO is even more topical and this is a comprehensive looking-forward, rather than looking-back, book. Almost every issue one can think of is covered, and there is a strong India perspective. The editors and the publisher should be complimented for putting such a volume together and the book retains topicality well after the Hong Kong Ministerial."<br /> <strong>— Prof. Bibek Debroy</strong><br /> Director, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for<br /> Contemporary Studies (RGICS), New Delhi</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> The book "is unique in many ways. It is possibly the most comprehensive volume that views (from an Indian viewpoint) those issues that affect trade as well as the regime that governs international trade the final shape of which is yet to be decided. The volume looks beyond Hong Kong. In that sense this volume stands out. The range of issues covered and the manner in which they are done make them accessible to non-specialists but their projective nature and the fact that many of the topics covered are new ensure that they are of great interest to researchers and policy makers."<br /> <strong>— Prof. Manoj Pant</strong><br /> Centre of International Trade and<br /> Development, J.N.U., New Del</p>

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  • Globalisation & Trade /12 of 17
    Globalisation & Trade

    Hard-cover • 2006
    Pages: 146
    ISBN 817188511X
    US$39.95

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    Uses and Misuses of Anti-Dumping Provisions in World Trade

    A Cross - Country Perspective

    Bibek Debroy‚ Debashis Chakraborty (Eds.)


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    <p>“...It is a myth that the GATT/WTO system is only about free trade. Plenty of exemptions to free trade principles are permitted. The anti-dumping agreement is one such exemption. The GATT/WTO system does not prohibit dumping, defined as exporting a product at lower than its ‘normal’ value”.... and thus goes the Introduction (by Bibek Debroy) to this important volume on the subject.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>“...Where do we go from where? ...the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) contemplates nothing beyond clarifying and improving disciplines. There is consensus across all five papers that this is hardly enough. More substantial change is needed in the anti-dumping agreement. There is perhaps consensus across all five papers that the anti-dumping agreement needs to be dumped, although there is lack of precision about what should be done about Article VI in that eventuality. Given the political economy within the WTO, this first-best solution is unlikely to materialise. But as a second-best, there is enough ammunition in these five papers for the argument that one needs much more than mere clarification and improvement.”</p>

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  • Globalisation & Trade /13 of 17
    Globalisation & Trade

    Hard-cover • 2005
    Pages: 309
    ISBN 8171884156
    US$35.95

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    In Defence of Global Capitalism

    Johan Norberg

    Foreword by BIBEK DEBROY



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    <p>Here's the special 'India edition' of Johan Norberg's widely acclaimed book: In Defence of Global Capitalism. In this book Norberg shows clearly and concisely how capitalism promotes the rapid spread of economic opportunities and personal freedom.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Once a self-proclaimed anarchist and now a passionate crusader for globalisation, the author presents compelling evidence that because of eased trade restrictions, dramatic transformations are already under way in scores of nations. In Defence of Global Capitalism is the first book to rebut, systematically and thoroughly, the claims of the anti-globalisation movement. Backed by an abundance of solid facts, statistics, and flesh-and-blood examples drawn from his travels in Asia and Africa, Norberg asserts that the diffusion of capitalism in recent decades has created opportunities every-where. Living standards and life expectancy have risen substantially. There is more food, more education, and more democratisation, less inequality and less oppression of women. Norberg takes on the tough issues - economic growth, freedom vs. equality, free trade and fair trade, international debt, child labour, cultural imperialism - and concludes that free-market capitalism is the best route out of global poverty.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This 'India edition' of Norberg's much acclaimed work comes with a crisp and an insightful foreword "In Defence of this Book" contributed by none other than Bibek Debroy.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>"...this book needs no defence. It stands on its own... Norberg's book is more than a defence of globalisation or liberalisation. There is a philosophical undercurrent to the defence of capitalism, because it involves the right to choose. 'I wish to live in a liberal society because such a society gives people the right to choose what matters to them.' That is indeed what reforms in India are also about. (Norberg has three pages specifically devoted to India) '...The aim of politics should be to give them that freedom.'<br /> ...Johan Norberg's book is an amazingly good read."<br /> <strong>— Bibek Debroy</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>“The particular charm of this passionate essay is that capitalism would not interest Norberg if it were not such a mighty engine of human liberty. It is a young man's book, addressed to the idealistic young."<br /> <strong>— Rosemary Righter, The Times of London</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>“Giving clear and verifiable sources, he nails one by one the fallacies and selective statistics that are used by the anti-capitalist protesters."<br /> <strong>— Samuel Brittan, Financial Times</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>“Johan Norberg's book is a stunningly insightful, brilliantly detailed refutation of the crank theories of the anti-globalists. In Defence of Global Capitalism is a shining example of what a gifted mind can do working with the truth to advance the cause of capitalism, which in the end is the cause of every decent man and woman."<br /> <strong>— Ben Stein</strong></p>

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  • Globalisation & Trade /14 of 17
    Globalisation & Trade

    Hard-cover • 2007
    Pages: 208
    ISBN 8171885896
    US$45.95

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    Anti-Dumping: Global Abuse of a Trade Policy Instrument

    Bibek Debroy‚ Debashis Chakraborty (Eds.)


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    <p>The increasing use of anti-dumping measures covering a wide range of sectors, both by developed and developing countries in recent years, indicates a policy substitution to protect domestic industries in the face of tariff reforms. While the developing countries are demanding special and different treatment to protect their interest against a possible misuse of this provision by their developed counterparts, many of them also rank among the major violators. In this scenario, a systemic review and subsequent modification/ scrapping of the anti-dumping agreement is the need of the hour. Responding to this need the Hong Kong Ministerial declaration (December 2005) has noted that negotiations on anti-dumping should, as appropriate, "clarify and improve the rules" in three major concern areas (determination of dumping, procedures and the level, scope and duration of adopted measures).&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The eight chapters in the current volume focus on the current scenario in select developed and developing countries, use of this provision in intra-developing country trade and analysis of anti-dumping cases lodged at the WTO dispute settlement body.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The discussions in the volume significantly contribute in the ongoing debate and serve as an important input for current negotiations.</p>

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  • Globalisation & Trade /15 of 17
    Globalisation & Trade

    Hard-cover • 2003
    Pages: 177
    ISBN 8171883176

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    Protecting Foreign Investment

    Implication of a WTO Regime and Policy Options

    Carlos M. Correa‚ Nagesh Kumar (Eds.)


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    <p><br /> Despite the mounting criticism that globalization is encountering, the developed countries continue to lose no opportunity to change the rules of the global economy in their favour, regardless of the impact on developing countries and the poor. This book examines one of the most important instances of this: the rich countries' insistence that the WTO not only launch a new round of the world trade negotiations but the rules which were supposed to be confined to trade issue now be extended by means of new agreements protecting foreign direct investment. What is being proposed would be at the expense of the freedom of developing countries to determine their own policies towards foreign capital in tune with their development &nbsp;policy objectives.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The two authors of this book have an intimate knowledge of WTO negotiating processes. They explain in detail the North's relentless determination to give privileged protection to the overseas investments of its transnational corporations. These initiatives have included, inter alia, the OECD's failed MAI initiatives, the World Bank-sponsored Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and the WTO's General Agreements on Trade in Services (GATS) and Agreement on Trade related Investment Measures (TRIMS). The authors spell out their consequences for developing countries. They examine whether there is any real case of new multilateral framework on investment within the WTO. And they propose various options for developing countries to resist what amounts to a new form of Western protectionism, including how a development dimension could be incorporated in any new agreement, should the member countries decide to proceed with negotiations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Protecting Foreign Investment provides invaluable information and analysis for diplomats and trade negotiators, policy makers and scholars, as well as civil society activists concerned with the impact of TNC investments on Development.</p>

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  • Globalisation & Trade /16 of 17
    Globalisation & Trade

    Paperback • 2011
    Pages: Volume I - 172 | Volume II - 292
    ISBN 9788171888580
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    Congress and the Making of the Indian Nation

    Pranab Mukherjee


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    <p>This publication (in 2 volumes) is not only a short history of the Indian National Congress but to a considerable extent the history of the Indian people. These volumes give us a glimpse of how the Congress, over the past 125 years, traversed the path of Indian nation-building through extremely difficult challenges, both external and internal. This glorious history should serve as a guide and an anchor in helping the country negotiate future challenges.</p> <p><strong>— from the Foreword by Pranab Mukherjee</strong></p>

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  • Globalisation & Trade /17 of 17
    Globalisation & Trade

    Hard-cover • 2017
    Pages: 300
    ISBN 9789332703124
    US$54.95

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    Tibet’s Relations with the Himalaya

    Siddiq Wahid (Ed.)


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    <p>The Himalaya is a cornucopia and convergence of sovereign states, civilisational interaction and indigenous cultures across a stretch of two thousand miles. Its primary cultural influences have been that of Tibetan and Indic civilisations, respectively from the north and the south. Much too often this swath of mountainous and jungle frontier is seen as a territory for division between established states, without much thought to the major influences that impact the frontiers’ peoples and their aspirations. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The book affords a ‘mountain-top-view’ of the Himalaya from the perspectives of its peoples rather than exclusively those who have, over the years, come to possess its territories. All the contributors to this volume point out, directly or indirectly, that the Himalaya suffers from a discourse that originates and ends in the capitals of states in possession of Himalayan territory. It fervently advocates for a change from this habituated approach so that the everyday citizenry of the Himalaya are consulted. It recommends that their participation in the dialogue of the civilisations that are the&nbsp;present-day fabric of their lives, no matter from which direction, is critical for a&nbsp;harmonious region and, indeed, world.</p>

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